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 (lo͞o-sā′shē-ə, -shə)
A region of central Europe in eastern Germany and southwest Poland between the Elbe and Oder Rivers. Settled by the Sorbs, it was colonized during the Middle Ages by Germans and changed hands frequently among Bohemia, Saxony, and Brandenburg before passing to Prussia in 1815.

Lu·sa′tian adj. & n.


1. (Languages) of or relating to Lusatia, its people, or their language
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Lusatia, its people, or their language
3. (Placename) of or relating to Lusatia, its people, or their language
4. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Lusatia; a Sorb
5. (Languages) the Sorbian language


(luˈseɪ ʃən)

1. a native or inhabitant of Lusatia.
3. of or pertaining to Lusatia or its inhabitants.
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Noun1.Lusatian - a Slavonic language spoken in rural area of southeastern Germany
Slavic, Slavic language, Slavonic, Slavonic language - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages
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Main tectonic faults (Sudetic Marginal fault, Jilovice fault and Lusatian thrust) which form borders of the Sudety Mts.
The town on the border between Poland and Germany, newly segmented into two parts, redefined the role of the Lusatian Neisse River, flowing between them.
Schowerling also initiated the reorganisation and restoration of the libraries of a Westphalian noble family (the Barons of Haxthausen), of a Lusatian anglophile, travel-writer, landscape gardener and general eccentric (Prince Puckler-Muskau), and of a notorious Prussian chancellor (Prince of Hardenberg).
nordischen, Vermittlung einiges fur sich hat, so fehlt es noch immer an der uberzeugenden Beweisfuhrung fur eine Bezeichnung der Asva-Schalen als Lusatian bowls of Nordic origin (Lang 1991, 49; 1995b, 54 f.
Upper Lusatian has celedz and Lower Lusatian celaz 'servants' (VASM s.
He also claimed, based on historical sources, that in the distinct past all Slavs--Czechs, Bulgarians, Russians, Poles, Slovaks, and Lusatian Serbs (Croats were not considered as a separate ethnicity)--were called Serbs by ancient historians, i.
33) Kollar nevertheless managed to convince himself that Schmidt descended from Slavic ancestors: Schmidt's father owned a Lusatian grammar and told Kollar that his ancestors had once "had some sort of Slavic name.
Of these 89 are Slovak, 24 from Sub-Carpathian Ruthenia, 26 Bohemian, 50 Moravian, 17 Silesian and 13 Lusatian Sorb.
It is important to understand the pressures against Sorbian survival that made the Lusatian S orbs see their setting as the last bastion of resistance if one is to understand the passion and nostalgia in Kosyk's rather monothematic poetry, even in that written from the new world.
He was a Lusatian Sorb through distant ancestors, Jewish (on his mother's side), Belorussian by place of birth, Polish by his upbringing, Lithuanian by choice, and a great French poet.
First, it has been assumed that the fine ware bowls, showing distinct traits of a central European Urnfield culture milieu, that of the Late Bronze Age Lusatian tradition, might signify or express aspects of both personal use and social identity behind these dishes.