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1. A Sorb.
2. Either of the two West Slavic languages, Lower Sorbian and Upper Sorbian, spoken by the Sorbs. Also called Wendish.

Sor′bi·an adj.
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(Languages) a West Slavonic language spoken in the rural areas of E Germany between the upper reaches of the Oder and Elbe rivers; modern Wendish
1. (Peoples) of or relating to the Sorbs or their language
2. (Languages) of or relating to the Sorbs or their language
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(ˈsɔr bi ən)

1. the West Slavic language of the Sorbs, having distinct northern and southern literary forms.
2. of or pertaining to the Sorbs or their language.
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Noun1.Sorbian - a speaker of Sorbian
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
Slav - any member of the people of eastern Europe or Asian Russia who speak a Slavonic language
2.Sorbian - 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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In this trilingual region (including the Sorbian language there are even four languages), also language deficits prove to be a problem which does not only make the work of the bodies difficult.
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