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(Placename) the German name for Swabia
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(ˈsweɪ bi ə)

a region and medieval duchy in SW Germany, now part of the states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria in S Germany. German, Schwaben.
Swa′bi•an, adj., n.
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Obwohl die Sathmarer Schwaben deutscher Abstammung sind, unterscheidet sich ihre Geschichte von den anderen deutschen Minderheiten in Rumanien.
Die Ansiedlung der Schwaben begann am Anfang des 18.
In regions with "frontier conditions" (18) such as in the South German regions of South Baden, the Allgau, Hohenzollern (particulary Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen) and the south-western parts of Upper Bavaria (in other words, "Greater Swabia" or Gross Schwaben), (19) the predominance of stock-raising permitted greater independence of the working class (mainly rural workers), artisans (who were the main supporters of Liberalism and National Socialism), independent farmers and--most important--the rural bourgeoisie.
Otto Merkt, a member of the Young Liberals before the war and the mayor of Kempten, became president of the Provincial Assembly of Swabia (Kreistag von Schwaben und Neuburg) which aimed to preserve the independence and special character of Swabian culture.