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1. A Sorb.
2. Either of the two West Slavic languages, Lower Sorbian and Upper Sorbian, spoken by the Sorbs. Also called Wendish.

Sor′bi·an adj.


(Languages) a West Slavonic language spoken in the rural areas of E Germany between the upper reaches of the Oder and Elbe rivers; modern Wendish
1. (Peoples) of or relating to the Sorbs or their language
2. (Languages) of or relating to the Sorbs or their language


(ˈsɔr bi ən)

1. the West Slavic language of the Sorbs, having distinct northern and southern literary forms.
2. of or pertaining to the Sorbs or their language.
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Noun1.Sorbian - a speaker of Sorbian
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
Slav - any member of the people of eastern Europe or Asian Russia who speak a Slavonic language
2.Sorbian - 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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I can only hope that my grandchildren will be living at that time and that they will strive to retain and cultivate their Sorbian culture and identity, as my generation has done.
Brezan, born in 1916 in small Sorbian village in the Lausitz region of eastern Germany, near the Czech border,, narrates, in his masterstoryteller style, the events and personal experiences that affected his decision to write and his development as author.
Contract notice: New building german - sorbian school complex - shell construction / earthwork / drainage / waterproofing.
Contract notice: Construction of the sorbian school complex - construction site equipment.
Contract award: maintenance, basic and glass cleaning at the school site sorbian school and community center bautzen.
Contract notice: Maintenance, basic and glass cleaning at the school site sorbian school and community center bautzen.
Domowina-Verlag GmbH publishes and distributes books, newspapers and magazines in the Sorbian and German.
Contract notice: new building german - sorbian school complex - heating / sanitary.
Exceptions include Bulgarian, Macedonian and Upper Sorbian (3 types--without adverb-formation) and Kashubian (1 type--only verb-formation).
In the non-specific indefinite marker stage, 'one' can be used when a newly introduced discourse participant is known to neither the hearer nor the speaker, as in the Upper Sorbian example Ja cem jen mikser mec.
Firefox 37 for Android introduces six new locales including Albanian, Burmese, Lower Sorbian, Upper Sorbian, Songhai and Uzbek.
Como vimos, ambos teologos refieren la creencia--adhiriendola a aquella otra impugada por el Canon episcopi--segun la cual, por las noches, ciertas mujeres ingresaban en los hogares por pequenos resquicios y sorbian la sangre de los ninos, en una suerte de combinacion de vampirismo, puericidio y puesta en juego de poderes metamorficos.