Kashubian language

Indo-European language spoken in Poland

Kashubian or Cassubian [1] is a Lechitic language, a kind of Slavic language.[2][3] It is spoken in the Polish region of Pomerania.

Kashubian
Kaszëbsczi jãzëk
Native to Poland
RegionPomerania
Native speakers
50,000
Official status
Official language in
In official use, as a regional language, in some communes of Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Regulated byKashubian Language Council
Language codes
ISO 639-2csb
ISO 639-3csb

Today the language is taught in some state schools. Since 2005 it has been protected in Poland as a regional language. It is the only language in Poland with this status. The status was given by an act of Polish Parliament on January 6, 2005.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kashubian: kaszëbsczi jãzëk, pòmòrsczi jãzëk, kaszëbskò-słowińskô mòwa; Polish: język kaszubski, język pomorski, język kaszubsko-słowiński
  2. Stephen Barbour, Cathie Carmichael, Language and Nationalism in Europe, Oxford University Press, 2000, p.199, ISBN 0198236719
  3. About Languages - University of Leipzig