Lusatian

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Lu·sa·ti·a

 (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.

Lusatian

(luːˈseɪʃɪən)
adj
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
n
4. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Lusatia; a Sorb
5. (Languages) the Sorbian language

Lu•sa•tian

(luˈseɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Lusatia.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Lusatia or its inhabitants.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The self-defined storyteller is recognized as the most influential and outspoken champion of Sorbian culture and literature, indeed of the survival of the Sorbian language.
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