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Encyclopedia > Polabian
Polabian
Spoken in: Germany
Total speakers: extinct
Ranking: not ranked
Genetic
classification:

Indo-European
 Slavic
  West
   Lekhitic
    Polabian

Official status
Official language of:
ISO 639-2: sla
SIL: POX

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. They became extinct in the 18th century. There are known Polabian texts written in Hanover Wendland (Luechow-Dannenberg) in 17th and 18th centuries. Polabian was one of the Lekhitic languages.


The name derives from the name of Polabian Slavs, which in its turn derives from name of the Elbe river in Slavic languages: Labe in Czech language and Łaba in Polish language, see Wends.


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Polabian Slavs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (304 words)
Map of the Polabian areas populated by Slavs in 1125.
Polabian Slavs is a collective term applied to a number of Slavic tribes living along the Elbe, between the Baltic Sea to the north, Solau to the west and Sudetes to the south.
However, both Lusatian languages are spoken by approximately 100,000 inhabitants of the region and the languages are regarded by the government of Germany as official languages of the region.
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