From the by-laws of Domowina:
Domowina is an independent and self-supported umbrella organizantion for Sorbs and Sorbian organizations committed to free and democratic procedures and has the following aims: To support the preservation and development, promotion and diffusion of the language and culture of the Sorbian people, of the Sorbian national consciousness, of the Sorbian community, of the national solidarity, and of Sorbian traditions and Sorbian regions.
To support Domowina - local groups, Domowina - regional associations, and further Sorbian organizations in their work for the well-being of the Sorbian people.
To represent the interests of the Sorbian people in public, vis-a-vis local, district, provincial, and federal institutions and authorities.
River in East Germany between the Elbe and Oder rivers. South of Berlin it splits into a multitude of smaller network commonly referred to as the Spreewald, traditional home of the Wendish/Sorbian people.
cultural group primarily found in East Germany between the Elbe and Oder Rivers especially along the Spree river (Spreewald). Term is little used in present day by the designated cultural group, preferring rather sorbian, srbi, and serbski. Of Slavic descent of the Milceni and Lucinski tribes they have successfully resisted extermination throughout times of German oppression, most recently during Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany.
Dec 26, 2008
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