Kashubian studies

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Location of Kashubia in Poland
Kashubian Griffin in Canada
Graphic notation of the popular Kashubian folk song "Kaszëbsczé nótë" (Pol. "Kaszubskie nuty," Eng. "Kashubian Notes") with lyrics in Kashubian

Kashubian studies, a branch of Slavic studies, is a philological discipline researching the language, literature, culture, and history of the Kashubians.

The main centre for development of Kashubian studies is the University of Gdańsk, Poland. Since 2009 the Institute of Polish Language and Literature at the university has operated a teaching specialisation: teaching of Polish and Kashubian language and culture studies (Kashubian studies) within its Polish studies program.[1] It is in accordance with Article 8 of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages,[2] which is in force in Poland,[3] and concerns the opportunity to learn regional languages at all levels, from preschool to university.


  1. ^ (Polish) "Oferta studiów — Proponowane specjalizacje". University of Gdańsk — Institute of Polish Language and Literature. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  2. ^ "European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages". Council of Europe. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  3. ^ (Polish) "Dz.U. 2009 nr 137 poz. 1121". Internetowy System Aktów Prawnych. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 

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