Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The West Slavic language spoken in the southern part of the historical region of Lusatia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A Slavic language spoken in part of Saxony.

Etymologies

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

[Probably translation of German Obersorbisch : ober, higher (from the fact that southern Lusatia is more mountainous and at a higher elevation than northern Lusatia) + Sorbisch, Sorbian.]

Examples

  • There is also a linguistic divide between speakers of Upper Sorbian, who live in Upper Lusatia in Saxony, and those who speak Lower Sorbian, based mainly in Lower Lusatia, Brandenburg.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.