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Definition of the noun sorbian

What does sorbian mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Sorbians

  1. a speaker of Sorbian
  2. a Slavonic language spoken in rural area of southeastern Germany

Alternative definition of the noun sorbian

proper noun

  1. A group of Slavic languages spoken by a minority in eastern Germany.

Definition of the adjective sorbian

What does sorbian mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Of or pertaining to the Sorbs or to the Sorbian language.

Phrases with Sorbian

  1. Lower Sorbian
  2. Upper Sorbian

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sorbian

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Google previewContributions to the Science of Text and Language (2006)

Word Length Studies and Related Issues by Peter Grzybek

Lower Sorbian is a West Slavic language, spoken primarily in the south-eastern corner of the eastern German federal state of Brandenburg; the speech area also extends slightly further south into the state of Saxony. Although the dialect ...

Google previewCultivated Vegetables of the World (2011)

A Multilingual Onomasticon by Stanley J. Kays

Lower Sorbian is a Slavic language spoken by 14,000 people in the Brandenburg region of Germany. Classification: Indo-European, Slavic, West, Sorbian. SORBIAN, UPPER–hsb, (syn. Obersorbisch, HautSorabe, UpperLusatian, Wendish, ...

Google previewIntroduction to the Languages of the World (2016)

by Anatole Lyovin, William Leben

Sorbian is a Slavic pocket located within Germany, near Poland and the Czech Republic. It should not be confused with Serbian, which is a South Slavic language form. The West Slavic territory is historically Roman Catholic, and consequently ...

Google previewThe Languages and Linguistics of Europe (2011)

A Comprehensive Guide by Bernd Kortmann, Johan van der Auwera

Due to its functions as the variety used in school and as a written language, Standard Upper Sorbian is a prestige variety in the CUSrb area. Yet it has only a limited role in everyday life. Its purist tendencies, going back to the 19th century, have ...

Google previewInsight Guides: Germany (2015)

by Insight Guides

Sorbian is a Slavic language which uses Latin script as well as special letters.

Google previewDouble Case (1995)

Agreement by Suffixaufnahme by Frans Plank

The remarkable thing about Upper Sorbian is that it allows the possessive adjective to control an attributive modifier (equivalently, it allows the possessive ...

Google previewNative Peoples of the World (2015)

An Encylopedia of Groups, Cultures and Contemporary Issues by Steven L. Danver

Sorbian is a Western Slavic language. The Lower Lusatian dialect is related most closely to Polish, while Upper Lusatian is affiliated with Czech. As a written language, Sorbian has been used since the sixteenth century. For much of its literary ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages (2008)

by Christopher Moseley

Sorbian (also called Lusatian or Wendish) [44]Germany: Lusatia (Lausitz [Lužica or Lužyca]) region around Cottbus (Chośebuz) and in the Spreewald ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Linguistics (2013)

by Philipp Strazny

Sorbian (Upper and Lower) The Sorbs are an indigenous Slavic minority who live in the region of eastern Germany known as Lusatia. Until 1990, Lusatia was part of the former German Democratic Republic. It now belongs to the federal states ...

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2006)

by Hadumod Bussmann

References => phonetics Sorbian West Slavic language with two variants: (a) Upper Sorbian in Oberlausitz (Germany) with approx. 35,000 speakers (primarily Catholic); and (b) Lower Sorbian in Niederlausitz (Germany) with approx. 15,000 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of European Peoples (2006)

by Carl Waldman, Catherine Mason

to present ancestry : Slavic language: Sorbian (West Slavic) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora (2009)

Origins, Experiences, and Culture by Mark Avrum Ehrlich

speaking Sorbian between the 9th and 12th centuries in the Slavo- German lands resisted the pressure to switch fully to German language and religion (Christianity) that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education (1998)

by Colin Baker, Sylvia Prys Jones

Occitan - Albanian - Basque - Frisian - Friulian - Gaelic - Slovenian - Sorbian - Welsh - Aroumanian - Berber - Breton - Corsican - Croatian - Irish - Mirandese - Sardinian - Cornish - Slave-Macedonian - ...

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Small photo of GDR - CIRCA 1971: a stamp printed in GDR shows Sorbian Dance Costume, Schleife, circa 1971Small photo of Single Sorbian Easter Egg isolated on white, artistic handmade Easter traditionSmall photo of Single Sorbian Easter Egg isolated on white, artistic handmade Easter traditionSmall photo of Single Sorbian Easter Egg isolated on white, artistic handmade Easter traditionSmall photo of Sorbian Easter eggs and Easter decoration in Bautzen, Upper Lusatia, Saxony, Germany.Small photo of Berlin, Germany - Jan. 25, 1972: Korla Awgust Kocor (1822-1904), famous German Sorbian composer and conductor. Stamp issued by German Post in 1972.Small photo of Evangelical church in the Sorbian village of Neu Horno near Forst in Lower Lusatia, Brandenburg, Germany. More...

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Scrabble value of S1O1R1B3I1A1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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