Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Sorb.
  • n. The Slavic language of the Sorbs. Also called Wendish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A group of Slavic languages spoken by a minority in eastern Germany.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Sorbs or to the Sorbian language.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the Sorbs or to their language. Also Sorbish.
  • n. A Sorb.
  • n. The language of the Sorbs, or Lusatian Wends.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Slavonic language spoken in rural area of southeastern Germany
  • n. a speaker of Sorbian

Etymologies

From Sorb +‎ -ian. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Germany recognises as indigenous minorities Sorbian, Danish, Friesan and Roma, all of whom have their own languages.

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  • For languages like French, German, or Sorbian, this is easy enough using Ethnologue or the Census data—because immigration from those language groups dried up many years ago, any community that still speaks one of them must be "historic".

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  • The problem is that Bulgarian retains the aorist and imperfect of Proto-Slavonic, a quality shared only by Macedonian and Sorbian.

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  • The Nazis tried to combat every sign of Sorbian culture and sent many of those loyal to the Sorbian identity to concentration camps.

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  • Sorbian communities, who learned German at a much later stage.

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  • Sorbian minority, which lives in eastern Germany and has been granted cultural and extensive national rights, and has been fully integrated into the German systems.

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  • Ethnic groups: Primarily German; 2.6 million citizens and residents of Turkish descent; Danish minority in the north, Sorbian (Slavic) minority in the east; 7.3 million foreign residents.

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  • Additional features needed A: Voice, Negation (for participles) A: Owner_Gender (for Sorbian) HS stareje žoniny syn DS našogo nanowe crjeje P: Post-prepositional (by any name) HS jón ~ njón, što ~ čo RU ниже них ~ ниже их S: Vocalicity

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