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Upper Sorbian
Hornjoserbšćina, Hornjoserbsce
Pronunciation [ˈhɔʀnjɔˌsɛʀpʃt͡ʃina]
Native to Germany
Region Saxony, Brandenburg
Ethnicity Sorbs
Native speakers 13,000  (2007)e18
Language family
Writing system Latin (Sorbian alphabet)
Official status
Official language in Regional language in Brandenburg and Saxony. Lost support after the reunification of Germany, with many Sorbian schools closing.
Linguasphere 53-AAA-bb < 53-AAA-b < 53-AAA-b...-d (varieties: 53-AAA-bba to 53-AAA-bbf)
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Upper Sorbian (Hornjoserbšćina) is a West Slavic language spoken by the Sorb people in Germany. The language is spoken in the province of Upper Lusatia. Today this province is part of Saxony.

There are around 40,000 speakers of Upper Sorbian living in Saxony. Upper Sorbian is a minority language in Germany according to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.

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