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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.
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(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
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(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.
While Bohemia and Moravia were religiously mixed, where the Czechs were closer to Utraquism or the Unity of the Brethren, which gradually gathered followers, and the Germans generally kept to their Roman Catholic faith, both Lusatia and Silesia had previously been exclusively Catholic, and it was these regions that most took to the ideas of the Reformation.
Governance of a Distant Province in the Middle Ages: Case Study on Upper Lusatia
20% of "foreigners", mostly from the neighbouring German (Saxony) and Czech speaking areas (Silesia, Moravia, and Lusatia), as well as from the more distant European lands (Franconia, the Netherlands, or Scotland) (Samsonowicz 2014: 278; see also Bogucka & Samsonowicz 1986: 137, 265, and Ihnatowicz et al.
On the problems of the Pliocene floras in Lusatia and Lower Silesia.
* Lignite deposits are scattered across the areas of Rhineland, Helmstedt, central Germany and Lusatia. The average gross calorific value of lignite found in the country lies in the range of 1,864.2-2,700.8Kcal/kg.
Similar significant results were shown by Lusatia [18], and Serrano.
The act was prepared by the authorities of the city of Gubin in cooperation with a private German company from Cottbus (a main city of Lower Lusatia region).
He is also an ordained minister of the Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia Evangelical Church and served for seven years in the Berlin-Mission-Center as a secretary for church relations between Cuba and Germany.