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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.


(Placename) a region of central Europe, lying between the upper reaches of the Elbe and Oder Rivers: now mostly in E Germany, extending into SW Poland; inhabited chiefly by Sorbs


(luˈseɪ ʃi ə, -ʃə)

a region in E Germany, between the Elbe and Oder rivers.
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The class in the eastern German city of Bautzen looks like any other, but the students here have come from all over the world to study an unusual subject: Sorbian, the language of a Slavic minority estimated to number about 60,000 people in the Upper and Lower Lusatia regions.
Upper and Lower Lusatia, a region between Berlin and Dresden and west of the Oder River, had more Slays than Germans, and the German Margraviate was not as centralized as it was in Meissen-Saxony.
A number of groups left for Australia, the first one from Lower Lusatia led by Michael Deutscher in 1848.

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