Sorbian flag, in Pan-Slavic colors, introduced in 1842
Traditional female costume of Lower Lusatia (Spreewald)
• 45–60,000 Upper Sorbs
• 15–20,000 Lower Sorbs
|Regions with significant populations|
|Poland||fewer than 1,000|
|Sorbian (Upper Sorbian, Lower Sorbian), German|
|Majority Roman Catholicism, Lutheranism|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Other West Slavs
(especially Silesians and Poles)
In Germany and Poland Sorbs do not use the old fashioned words "Wends" or "Wendish" to describe themselves. American and Australian communities often prefer to call themselves "Wends" or "Wendish". They think that “Sorb” and “Sorbian” are bad words.
Upper Sorbian and Lower Sorbian dialects are protected languages in parts of Germany under the European Charter for Minority or Regional Languages
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