Kashubian language

  • kashubian
    kaszëbsczi
    native topoland
    regionkashubia
    ethnicitykashubians and poles
    native speakers
    108,000 (2011 census)[1]
    language family
    indo-european
    • balto-slavic
      • slavic
        • west slavic
          • lechitic
            • pomeranian
              • kashubian
    writing system
    latin (kashubian alphabet)
    official status
    official language in
    officially recognized as of 2005, as a regional language, in some communes of pomeranian voivodeship, poland
    recognised minority
    language in
     poland[2]
    regulated by kashubian language council
    language codes
    csb
    iso 639-3csb
    kash1274[3]
    linguasphere53-aaa-cb

    kashubian or cassubian (kashubian: kaszëbsczi jãzëk, polish: język kaszubski) is a west slavic lect belonging to the lechitic subgroup along with polish and silesian.[4][5] although often classified as a language in its own right, it is sometimes viewed as a dialect of pomeranian or as a dialect of polish.[6]

    in poland, it has been an officially recognized ethnic-minority language since 2005.[7] approximately 108,000 people use mainly kashubian at home.[8][9] it is the only remnant of the pomeranian language. it is close to standard polish with influence from low german and the extinct polabian and old prussian.[10]

    the kashubian lect exists in two different forms: low-prestige vernacular dialects used by older generations in rural areas, and the kashubian literary standard prescribed in education. the codification of a kashubian standard language was completed by the beginning of the 21st century.[11]

    kashubian language (2011 census)
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Kashubian
kaszëbsczi
Native toPoland
RegionKashubia
EthnicityKashubians and Poles
Native speakers
108,000 (2011 census)[1]
Latin (Kashubian alphabet)
Official status
Official language in
Officially recognized as of 2005, as a regional language, in some communes of Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Recognised minority
language in
Regulated by Kashubian Language Council
Language codes
csb
ISO 639-3csb
kash1274[3]
Linguasphere53-AAA-cb

Kashubian or Cassubian (Kashubian: kaszëbsczi jãzëk, Polish: język kaszubski) is a West Slavic lect belonging to the Lechitic subgroup along with Polish and Silesian.[4][5] Although often classified as a language in its own right, it is sometimes viewed as a dialect of Pomeranian or as a dialect of Polish.[6]

In Poland, it has been an officially recognized ethnic-minority language since 2005.[7] Approximately 108,000 people use mainly Kashubian at home.[8][9] It is the only remnant of the Pomeranian language. It is close to standard Polish with influence from Low German and the extinct Polabian and Old Prussian.[10]

The Kashubian lect exists in two different forms: low-prestige vernacular dialects used by older generations in rural areas, and the Kashubian literary standard prescribed in education. The codification of a Kashubian standard language was completed by the beginning of the 21st century.[11]

Kashubian language (2011 census)