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Ka·shu·bi·an

 (kə-sho͞o′bē-ən)
n.
1.
a. A native or inhabitant of Kashubia.
b. A person of Kashubian ancestry.
2. The West Slavic language of the Kashubians.

Ka·shu′bi·an adj.

Ka•shu•bi•an

(kəˈʃu bi ən)

n.
a West Slavic language closely related to Polish and spoken in N Poland near the mouth of the Vistula.
Translations
kašubský jazykkašubština
Kaschubisch
kašubi
kachoube
casciubico
Kasjoebisch
kaszubski
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During his travels Bismark came into contact with the Kashubians who, despite the politics of Germanization, retained their own language and identity.