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The Kociewiacy are a Polish ethnic group. They live in Pomerania south of Gdansk. The region they inhabit is called Kociewie and has well developed industry and agriculture. The capital city of Kociewie is Starogard Gdanski, while their biggest city is Tczew. Most of the Kociewiacy are Roman Catholics. Pomerania (Polish: Pomorze, German: Pommern and Pommerellen, Pomeranian (Kashubian): Pòmòrze and Pòmòrskô, Latin: Pomerania, Pomorania) is a geographical and historical region in northern Poland and Germany on the south coasts of the Baltic Sea between and on both sides of the Vistula and Oder (Odra) rivers... For alternative meanings of Gdańsk and Danzig, see Gdansk (disambiguation) and Danzig (disambiguation) Motto: Nec temere, nec timide (Neither rashly nor timidly) Voivodship Pomeranian Municipal government Rada miasta Gdańska Mayor Paweł Adamowicz Area 262 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 461 400 (2003) Ranked 6th 1 035 000 1761/km² Founded... Kociewie is a region in northern Poland, Pomerania, south of Gdansk . ... Kociewie is a region in northern Poland, Pomerania, south of Gdansk . ... Starogard Gdański (German Preussisch Stargard) is a town in Eastern Pomerania in north-western Poland with 50,700 inhabitants (1998). ... Tczew (Kashubian: Derszowo; German Dirschau) is a town on the river Vistula in Eastern Pomerania region, in northern Poland with 60,000 inhabitants (2002). ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


They live next to the other important ethnic group in the area, the Kashubians. Kashubians (also Kassubians, or Cassubians, in Kashubian: Kaszëbi) are a Slavic ethnic group living in modern-day northwestern Poland. ...


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www.um-swiecie.pl - official web page of Swiecie town (1708 words)
If to believe the researchers, who claim that the ethnic group of Kociewiacy (the people of Kociewie) appeared in the 12th century due to blending of the local people of Pomorze with the influx settlers from the areas of Chełm and Kujawy, one could risk the statement, that Kociewie is about 800 years old.
The charm of the region's landscape varied relief (Starogardzkie Lake District, Świecka Plain, also Góry Diabelskie Devil Hills), fine lakes and forests (part of Bory Tucholskie The Tuchola Forests) evoked the decision to establish two landscape preservation parks: the Wda Landscape Park and the Vistula Landscape Park.
Kociewiacy a mixed ethnic group, which used to be divided into three sub-groups (Górale, Polusowie, Lasacy), inhabits this beautiful land.
Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Pomeranian language (508 words)
There are also other Slavic dialects used by indigenous groups in Pomerania, namely the Kociewiacy, Borowiacy, and the Krajniacy.
Friedrich Lorentz assumes that at least the dialects of the Kociewiacy and Borowiacy were originally Pomeranian, but became Polonized due to Polish colonization of their territories.
On the other hand, the dialect of the Krajniacy, according to Lorentz, was probably originally Polish.
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