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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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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
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(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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From period V, axes with similar Y-shaped decoration are also known from the Lusatian (Lausitz) culture area, as well as from Hungary (Baudou 1960, 18 f.).
The inhabitants of the later Iron Age are thought to be of the Lusatian culture."The presence of La Teacutene ceramics from the early Iron Age prove that this locality was also used by the Puacutechov culture Celts," he added for My Bystrica.
Fenk, J.: 1981, Theory of the formation of daily breaks over cavities in the Lusatian Mountains.
Although he remained in Zittau, his travels to Saxon and Lusatian towns are well documented (Bautzen, Dresden, Freiberg, Leipzig, Gorlitz).
Oswald, "Effect of vermicompost on soil and plant properties of coal spoil in the Lusatian region (Eastern Germany)," Karl-Liebknecht Strasse, vol.
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).
Upper Lusatian has celedz and Lower Lusatian celaz 'servants' (VASM s.v.
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.e., that all modern Slavic nations are only Serbian tribes.
However, Jan Jakubec reports that Schmidt, even after their marriage, "always said of herself that she was a German." (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." (34) Kollar's courtship was long and initially unsuccessful.