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Encyclopedia > Moravians (ethnic group)

This article deals with the modern national/ethnic group. For other meanings see Moravian. A Moravian can be: an ethnic group a Christian denomination This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Moravians are the Slavic inhabitants of modern Moravia, the easternmost part of the Czech Republic. They speak Moravian dialects of the Czech language and are nowadays mostly considered a branch of the Czechs. The Slavic peoples are defined by their linguistic attainment of the Slavic languages. ... Moravia in relation to the current kraje of the Czech Republic Moravia (Czech and Slovak: Morava, German: Mähren, Polish: Morawy, Hungarian: Morvaország) is an historical region in the east of the Czech Republic. ... The Czech language is one of the West Slavic languages, along with Slovak, Polish, Pomeranian (extinct), and Lusatian Sorbian. ...


The question, whether Moravians do belong to the Czech nation or not, is still alive for some groups in Moravia. Some Moravians declare separate ethnicity in polls. However, the problem has almost no political dimension and for most people the question of a 'Moravian language' or a 'Moravian nation' is purely a part of folklore. A reason for the disputes, whether Moravians do belong to Czechs or not, may be arising from the fact that, for far-off historical reasons, both the Czech expression for a Czech and that for a Bohemian are the same ('Čech'). Then theoretically it may not be clear, which category is mentioned. This leads some people (politicians, etc.) to address Bohemians, Moravians and sometimes even Silesians in their speeches. Only in the first years after the Velvet Revolution a few Moravian political parties seemed to be able to gain some success in the elections. However they lost their strength much around the time of Velvet divorce when Czechoslovakia (peacefully) split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. According to some politologists most people in Moravia were afraid of the possibility of another division of the diminishing country. One of the most influential doctrines in history is that all humans are divided into groups called nations. ... An ethnic group is a culture or subculture whose members are readily distinguishable by outsiders based on traits originating from a common racial, national, linguistic, or religious source. ... The Velvet Revolution (Czech: samatová revoluce, Slovak: nežná revolúcia) (November 16 - December 29, 1989) refers to a bloodless revolution in Czechoslovakia that saw the overthrow of the communist government there. ... The Velvet Divorce is a journalistic term for the dissolution of the former country of Czechoslovakia into the nations of Slovakia and the Czech Republic, effective January 1, 1993. ... Political science is a social science discipline that deals with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ...


To the north of Moravia (or rather a northern part of the Moravian region of the Czech Republic) is historically a part of Silesia (Slezsko in Czech, Śląsk in Polish, Schlesien in German), therefore a Moravian-Silesian Region (Kraj moravskoslezský) was created recently. The dialect has quite a strong Polish flavour.I love the Polish Flavour Prussian Silesia, 1871, outlined in yellow; Silesia at the close of the Seven Years War in 1763, outlined in cyan (areas now in Czech Republic were Austrian-ruled at that time) Silesia (-Latin, Polish: ÅšlÄ…sk, German: Schlesien, Czech: Slezsko) is a historical region in central Europe. ... Moravian-Silesian Region (in Czech Moravskoslezský kraj) is an administrative unit (kraj) of the Czech Republic, located it the north-eastern part of its hitorical region of Moravia and in most of the Czech part of the historical region of Silesia. ...

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Moravians are the Slavic inhabitants of modern Moravia, the easternmost part of the Czech Republic.
They speak Moravian dialects of the Czech language and are nowadays mostly considered a branch of the Czechs.
To the north of Moravia (or rather a northern part of the Moravian region of the Czech Republic) is historically a part of Silesia (Slezsko in Czech, Śląsk in Polish, Schlesien in German), therefore a Moravian-Silesian Region (Kraj moravskoslezský) was created recently.
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