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Upper Sorbian
Pronunciation IPA: [ˈhɔrnjɔˌsɛrbʃtʃina]
Native to Germany
Region Saxony, Brandenburg
Native speakers 40,000  (date missing)
Language family
Writing system Latin (Sorbian variant)
Official status
Official language in regional language in Germany (Brandenburg and Saxony)
Linguasphere 53-AAA-bb < 53-AAA-b <53-AAA-b...-d (varieties: 53-AAA-bba to 53-AAA-bbf)

Upper Sorbian (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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