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Kashubian

Line breaks: Ka|shu¦bian
Pronunciation: /kəˈʃuːbɪən
 
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Definition of Kashubian in English:

noun

1A native or inhabitant of Kashubia, a region of Poland west and north-west of Gdansk.
Example sentences
  • It should also be added that the Kashubians have never wanted to separate themselves from Poland.
  • They weren't sympathetic to Kashubians because they always helped each other and they got on with Jews.
  • In order for this to happen, the Kashubians would have to become strong in thought and spirit.
2 [mass noun] The Western Slavic vernacular language spoken by about 200,000 people in Kashubia. It is closely related to Polish.
Example sentences
  • As a result, Kashubian is increasingly heard in churches.
  • The first printed documents in Kashubian date from the end of the 16th century.
  • Some 100,000 consider Kashubian their mother tongue and speak it to varying degrees.

adjective

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Relating to Kashubia, its people, or their language.
Example sentences
  • ‘He closed his business, got his wife into the car and drove a great distance across Poland to where we were, visiting a Kashubian fishing village on the Hel Peninsula,’ Ray says.
  • There are also some Kashubian speakers in Canada.
  • In Kashubian tradition the borders between everyday life and work and folk art are blurred.

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