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Silesian language

West Slavic ethnolect

Silesian or Upper Silesian (Silesian: ślōnskŏ gŏdka / ślůnsko godka [ˈɕlonskɔ ˈɡɔtka]; Czech: slezština; Polish: gwara śląska, język śląski, etnolekt śląski; German: Schlonsakisch, Wasserpolnisch (pej.)) from the West Slavic language family. Some linguists say, that it is a dialect of Polish, because of big similarities between these languages. It's mostly spoken in Poland, but also in the Czech Republic and Germany.

Silesian
Upper Silesian
ślōnskŏ gŏdka
ślůnsko godka
Pronunciation[ˈɕlonskɔ ˈɡɔtka]
Native toPoland (Silesian Voivodeship, Opole Voivodeship), Czech Republic (Moravia–Silesia, Jeseník)
RegionUpper Silesia / Silesia
EthnicitySilesians
Native speakers
510,000 (2011 census)[1]
Latin script (Silesian alphabet)[3]
Language codes
ISO 639-3szl
Glottologsile1253[4]
Linguasphere53-AAA-cck, 53-AAA-dam
Range of Silesian on a map of East-Central Europe (marked as G1 and G2, in southern Poland and the eastern Czech Republic).

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Raport z wyników: Narodowy Spis Powszechny Ludności i Mieszkań 2011" [Report of results: National Census of Population and Housing, 2011.] (PDF). Central Statistical Office of Poland (in Polish). 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-21.
  2. "Ethnologue report for language code: szl". Ethnologue. Languages of the World.
  3. Silesian language at Ethnologue (21st ed., 2018)
  4. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Silesian". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.