One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A native or inhabitant of Kashubia, a region of Poland west and north-west of Gdansk.
- ‘This has awakened my interest in lesser-known Slavic peoples such as the Sorbs, Kashubians and Masurians.’
- ‘They weren't sympathetic to Kashubians because they always helped each other and they got on with Jews.’
- ‘It should also be added that the Kashubians have never wanted to separate themselves from Poland.’
- ‘Under German rule some of the Kashubians were converted to Protestantism, as were the Mazurians in East Prussia.’
- ‘In order for this to happen, the Kashubians would have to become strong in thought and spirit.’
2mass noun The Western Slavic vernacular language spoken by about 200,000 people in Kashubia. It is closely related to Polish.
- ‘As a result, Kashubian is increasingly heard in churches.’
- ‘The first printed documents in Kashubian date from the end of the 16th century.’
- ‘Some 100,000 consider Kashubian their mother tongue and speak it to varying degrees.’
Relating to Kashubia, its people, or their language.
- ‘There are also some Kashubian speakers in Canada.’
- ‘The Museum, whose aim is to document the cultural development of Kashuby and Pomerania over the ages, collects Kashubian and Pomeranian literature.’
- ‘In Kashubian tradition the borders between everyday life and work and folk art are blurred.’
- ‘The Kashubian tales again would naturally be pressed into the service of the surrounding Germans.’
- ‘‘He closed his business, got his wife into the car and drove a great distance across Poland to where we were, visiting a Kashubian fishing village on the Hel Peninsula,’ Ray says.’
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