Silesian language

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Silesian or Upper Silesian (Silesian: ślōnskŏ gŏdka / ślůnsko godka ; slezština; gwara śląska, język śląski, etnolekt śląski; Schlonsakisch, Wasserpolnisch (pej.)) is a West Slavic lect of the Lechitic group, spoken in Upper Silesia and partly in Czech Silesia.wikipedia
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West Slavic languages

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Silesian or Upper Silesian (Silesian: ślōnskŏ gŏdka / ślůnsko godka ; slezština; gwara śląska, język śląski, etnolekt śląski; Schlonsakisch, Wasserpolnisch (pej.)) is a West Slavic lect of the Lechitic group, spoken in Upper Silesia and partly in Czech Silesia.
They include Polish, Czech, Slovak, Silesian, Kashubian, Upper Sorbian and Lower Sorbian.

Dialects of Polish

Dialects of the Polish languageSoutheastern Cuyavian dialectsPolish population
Some sources regard it as one of the four major dialects of Polish, while others classify it as a separate language, distinct from Polish.

Silesians

Silesianethnic Silesian minorityGermans of Silesia
According to the last official census in Poland in 2011, about 509,000 people declared Silesian as their native language (in census 2002, about 60,000 ), and in the censuses in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia, nearly 0.9 million people declared Silesian nationality.
Silesians (Silesian German: Schläsinger or Schläsier; Silesian: Ślůnzoki or Ślōnzoki; Schlesier; Ślązacy; ) is a geographical term for the inhabitants of Silesia, a historical region in Central Europe divided by the current national boundaries of Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Province of Silesia

SilesiaPrussian SilesiaSilesia Province
The Province of Silesia (Provinz Schlesien; Prowincja Śląska; Silesian: Prowincyjŏ Ślōnskŏ) was a province of Prussia from 1815 to 1919.

Cieszyn Silesian dialect

Cieszyn Silesianlocal dialectregional dialect
The Cieszyn Silesian dialect or Teschen Silesian dialect (gwara cieszyńska or narzecze cieszyńskie; těšínské nářečí, speakers of the language refer to it as "po naszymu") is one of the Silesian dialects.

Lechitic languages

LechiticLekhiticLechici
Silesian or Upper Silesian (Silesian: ślōnskŏ gŏdka / ślůnsko godka ; slezština; gwara śląska, język śląski, etnolekt śląski; Schlonsakisch, Wasserpolnisch (pej.)) is a West Slavic lect of the Lechitic group, spoken in Upper Silesia and partly in Czech Silesia.

Polish language

PolishplPolish-language
Some sources regard it as one of the four major dialects of Polish, while others classify it as a separate language, distinct from Polish.

Sulkovian dialect

Sulkovian Silesian dialectSulkovian
The Sulkovian dialect (Silesian: sulkowski djalekt; dialekt sułkowski) is one of the Silesian dialects, extracted by Feliks Steuer in his work Dialekt sułkowski (1934).

Upper Silesia

OberschlesienUpperGórny Śląsk
Silesian or Upper Silesian (Silesian: ślōnskŏ gŏdka / ślůnsko godka ; slezština; gwara śląska, język śląski, etnolekt śląski; Schlonsakisch, Wasserpolnisch (pej.)) is a West Slavic lect of the Lechitic group, spoken in Upper Silesia and partly in Czech Silesia.
Unlike in Lower Silesia, the Germanization process was halted; still a majority of the population spoke Polish and Silesian as their native language, often together with German (Silesian German) as a second language.

Kashubian language

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The German linguist Reinhold Olesch was eagerly interested about the "Polish vernaculars" of Upper Silesia and other Slavic varieties such as Kashubian and Polabian.
Kashubian or Cassubian (Kashubian: kaszëbsczi jãzëk, pòmòrsczi jãzëk, kaszëbskò-słowińskô mòwa; język kaszubski, język pomorski, język kaszubsko-słowiński) is a West Slavic lect belonging to the Lechitic subgroup along with Polish and Silesian.

Silesian Wikipedia

Silesian
Ubuntu translation is in this alphabet as is the Silesian Wikipedia.
Silesian Wikipedia is the Silesian edition of Wikipedia.

Niemodlin dialect

Niemodlin Silesian dialectNiemodlin
Linguists differ in the classification of this dialect, some consider it a dialect of Silesian, some of the Polish language.

Prudnik Silesian dialect

PrudnikPrudnik dialect
Some linguists consider it a dialect of Silesian, some of the Polish language.

List of Silesian-language books in standard orthography

On August 10, 2009, standard orthography for writing in the Silesian language was adopted in Cieszyn, at a meeting of the Standardization Committee of the Silesian Language.

List of Silesian-language films

After World War II quite a number of feature films was shot in Silesian or with an extensive use of Silesian, alongside dialogs in Polish, German and Czech.

Texas Silesian

Silesian Americans
Texas Silesian (Silesian: Teksaskŏ gŏdka) is a dialect of the Silesian language used by Texas Silesians in American settlements from 1852 to the present.

Ring (diacritic)

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These characters are used also in Steuer's Silesian alphabet.

Reinhold Olesch

The German linguist Reinhold Olesch was eagerly interested about the "Polish vernaculars" of Upper Silesia and other Slavic varieties such as Kashubian and Polabian.
He researched the Slavonic dialects of Upper Silesia, which he recognized as his mother tongue.

Lach dialects

LachianLachian dialectsLach
Opinions are divided among linguists regarding whether Silesian is a distinct language, a dialect of Polish, or in the case of Lach, a variety of Czech.

Feliks Steuer

Steuer, Feliks
One of the first alphabets created specifically for Silesian was Steuer's Silesian alphabet, created in the Interwar period and used by Feliks Steuer for his poems in Silesian.
He was an author of several books on Silesian language, and a creator of the Steuer's Silesian Alphabet (Silesian: Steuerowy szrajbůnek).

Silesia

SchlesienŚląskSilesian
An ongoing debate exists whether Silesian speech should be considered a dialect of Polish or a separate language.

Slavic languages

SlavicSlavonicSlavic language
Before the war, most Slavic speakers also spoke German and, at least in eastern Upper Silesia, many German-speakers were acquainted with Slavic Silesian.

Variety (linguistics)

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Silesian or Upper Silesian (Silesian: ślōnskŏ gŏdka / ślůnsko godka ; slezština; gwara śląska, język śląski, etnolekt śląski; Schlonsakisch, Wasserpolnisch (pej.)) is a West Slavic lect of the Lechitic group, spoken in Upper Silesia and partly in Czech Silesia. The German linguist Reinhold Olesch was eagerly interested about the "Polish vernaculars" of Upper Silesia and other Slavic varieties such as Kashubian and Polabian.

Czech Silesia

SilesiaSilesianMoravian Silesia
Silesian or Upper Silesian (Silesian: ślōnskŏ gŏdka / ślůnsko godka ; slezština; gwara śląska, język śląski, etnolekt śląski; Schlonsakisch, Wasserpolnisch (pej.)) is a West Slavic lect of the Lechitic group, spoken in Upper Silesia and partly in Czech Silesia.