Tutejszy (Polish pronunciation: [tuˈtɛjʂɨ]; Belarusian: Тутэйшыя, Tutejsi, literally meaning "locals", "from here") was a self-identification of rural population in mixed-lingual areas of Eastern and Northern Europe, including Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, and Latvia, in particular, in Polesie and Podlasie. As a self-identification, it persisted in Lithuania's Vilnius Region into the late 20th century.
The term entered into the scientific circulation in Poland in 1920-1930s. There are mixed opinions about the reasons, meaning, and implications of this term. The Polish census of 1931 asked respondents to identify their mother tongue. Tutejsi was included and was chosen by 707,000 respondents.
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