Lower Sorbian


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Lower Sorbian

n.
The West Slavic language spoken in the northern part of the historical region of Lusatia.

[Probably translation of German Niedersorbisch : nieder, lower (from the fact that northern Lusatia is flatter and at a lower elevation than southern Lusatia) + Sorbisch, Sorbian.]
Translations
dolnolužická srbštinadolnolužičtina
Niedersorbisch
lusaziano inferiore
baixo sorábiobaixo sórbiosorábio baixo
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The editors of the Upper Sorbian Abendzeitung Serbske Nowiny, Lower Sorbian weekly newspaper Nowy Casnik and monthly cultural magazine Rozhlad will in future use a cross-media publishing system, with a common Sorbian-German Internet portal can be operated, which previous websites nowiny.
The report on Germany, drawn up by a committee of independent experts and foreseen by the charter, considers that North Frisian, Sater Frisian and Lower Sorbian are particularly endangered languages.
26 In a small region of which European country can you still find Upper and Lower Sorbian spoken by tens of thousands of members of an ancient Slavic people?
Krzysztof Mazurski in "Ewangeliccy luzyczanie wobec wspolczesnych wyzwan" examines the history and current situation of Lutheran Sorbs who represent a majority among the speakers of Lower Sorbian (while speakers of Upper Sorbian are, for the most part, Roman Catholic).
In fact, Upper and Lower Sorbian Lutheran poetry/hymnody, completely unknown to us in the West, went through many editions until, for example, in the Lower Sorbian edition of 1882 there were 617 hymns (2)--most of course, translations from German or Latin.