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kargin commented on the word take for granite
Take for granite
Take for granted?
January 13, 2009
kargin commented on the user rolig
Witajcže K'nam, I'm a 5th generation Texan whose family came from Reichswald Hoyerswerda Germany in 1854. Unfortunately I know nothing about either Sorbian dialect/language.
I'm only really able to answer anything about my Sorbian ancestors from right at and after the time they left Lusatia Germany.
kargin commented on the word domowina
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.
courtesy of: Project Rastko
December 27, 2008
kargin commented on the word spree
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.
kargin commented on the word elbe
Traditionally the westernmost boundary for the Wendish/Sorbian people.
kargin commented on the word oder
Traditionally the easternmost boundary of the Wendish/Sorbian people.
kargin commented on the word sorbish
Preferred name of descendents of Slavic groups in East Germany between the Elbe and Oder rivers. See Wendish
kargin commented on the word sorbisch
kargin commented on the word budissen
uncommon/archaic spelling of Bautzen
kargin commented on the word wends
Plural form of wend, pertaining to the Slavic group in East Germany. Term used by Germans to identify an outsider.
Cultural group of the Wendish or Sorbian (Srbi, Serbski) of East Germany. Supports expansion of the languages of the Wends: Upper Lusatian and Lower Lusatian. Maintains cultural museum.
kargin commented on the word bautzen
City in East Germany east of Dresden and southeast of Berlin. Capitol of Upper Lusatia and home to the Domowina.
kargin commented on the word wendish
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.
December 26, 2008
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