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Encyclopedia > Lechitic languages

The Lechitic languages include three languages spoken in Central Europe, principally in Poland and historically also in eastern part of today Germany. This language group is a branch of the larger West Slavic language family. The Lechitic group includes: Historical lands and provinces in Central Europe Central Europe is the region of Europe between Eastern Europe and Western Europe. ... This article or section should be merged with List of West Slavic languages The West Slavic languages is a subdivision of the Slavic language group (q. ...

The term Lechitic derives from the name of Lech, legendary ancestor of Lechitic peoples and founder of Poland. Pomeranian is a group of Lekhitic dialects, sometimes called also the dialects of Polish. ... Kashubian, sometimes spelled Cassubian, in Kashubian: kaszëbsczi jãzëk/ pòmòrsczi jãzëk/ kaszëbskò-słowińskô mòwa, is one of the Lekhitic languages, which are a group of Slavic languages. ... Slovincian is an extinct dialect of the Pomeranian language, spoken between the lakes Gardno and Lebsko in Pomerania. ... The Polabian language was a group of Slavic dialects spoken in present-day northern Germany: Mecklenburg, Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, eastern parts of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. ... According to an old legend, Lech, Czech and Rus were eponymical brothers who founded the three Slavic nations: Poland, Bohemia and Ruthenia respectively. ...

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  • Lechitic language tree



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