Upper Sorbian language

  • upper sorbian
    hornjoserbšćina, hornjoserbsce
    pronunciation[ˈhɔʀnjɔˌsɛʀpʃt͡ʃina]
    native togermany
    regionsaxony, brandenburg
    ethnicitysorbs
    native speakers
    13,000 (2007)[1]
    language family
    indo-european
    • balto-slavic
      • slavic
        • west slavic
          • sorbian
            • upper sorbian
    writing system
    latin (sorbian alphabet)
    official status
    official language in
    regional language in brandenburg and saxony.
    language codes
    hsb
    iso 639-3hsb
    uppe1395[2]
    linguasphere53-aaa-bb < 53-aaa-b < 53-aaa-b...-d (varieties: 53-aaa-bba to 53-aaa-bbf)
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    upper sorbian (hornjoserbšćina) is a minority language spoken by sorbs in germany in the historical province of upper lusatia, which is today part of saxony. it is grouped in the west slavic language branch, together with lower sorbian, czech, polish, slovak and kashubian.

  • history
  • upper sorbian in germany
  • phonology
  • samples
  • see also
  • references
  • bibliography
  • external links

Upper Sorbian
hornjoserbšćina, hornjoserbsce
Pronunciation[ˈhɔʀnjɔˌsɛʀpʃt͡ʃina]
Native toGermany
RegionSaxony, Brandenburg
EthnicitySorbs
Native speakers
13,000 (2007)[1]
Latin (Sorbian alphabet)
Official status
Official language in
Regional language in Brandenburg and Saxony.
Language codes
hsb
ISO 639-3hsb
uppe1395[2]
Linguasphere53-AAA-bb < 53-AAA-b < 53-AAA-b...-d (varieties: 53-AAA-bba to 53-AAA-bbf)
This article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters. For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA.

Upper Sorbian (hornjoserbšćina) is a minority language spoken by Sorbs in Germany in the historical province of Upper Lusatia, which is today part of Saxony. It is grouped in the West Slavic language branch, together with Lower Sorbian, Czech, Polish, Slovak and Kashubian.