Kashubia

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Kashubia
Historical region
Anthem: Zemia Rodnô
Kashubians in Poland.png
Coordinates: 54°15′N 17°41′E / 54.25°N 17.68°E / 54.25; 17.68Coordinates: 54°15′N 17°41′E / 54.25°N 17.68°E / 54.25; 17.68
Country Poland
RegionPomerania
Largest citiesGdynia, Sopot, Puck, Kościerzyna, Bytów, Kartuzy, Wejherowo
Demonym(s)Kashubian
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Kashubia by Bernard Sychta as the Kashubian dialects area

Kashubia or Cassubia (Kashubian: Kaszëbë, Kaszëbskô, Polish: Kaszuby, German: Kaschubei, Kaschubien) is a language area in the historic Eastern Pomerania (Pomerelia) region of northern and northwestern Poland. It is defined by the widespread use of the Kashubian language.

Location and geography[edit]

Located west of Gdańsk (inclusive of all but the easternmost district) and the mouth of the Vistula river, it is inhabited by members of the Kashubian ethnic group. The region is home to the Kashubian Lake District. According to the 1999 basic study Geografia współczesnych Kaszub (Geography of present-day Kashubia) by the Gdańsk scholar Jan Mordawski 43 municipalities (gminas) of the Pomeranian Voivodeship have a Kashubian share of at least one third of the total population:

Culture[edit]

Kashubian embroidery of Zukowo school

Institutions presenting Kashubian culture:

Literature[edit]

  • Blank, Joshua C. Creating Kashubia: History, Memory and Identity in Canada's First Polish Community. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016.
  • Geograficzny atlas świata. 2 / [red. prowadz. Zofia Cukierska et al.]. Warszawa : Państ. Przedsiębiorstwo Wydaw. Kartograficznych im. Eugeniusza Romera, 1991, p. 81 (Kaszuby)
  • James Minahan, One Europe, Many Nations: A Historical Dictionary of European National Groups, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000, ISBN 0-313-30984-1, p.376
  • Jan Mòrdawsczi: Geografia Kaszub/Geògrafia Kaszëb. dolmaczënk: Ida Czajinô, Róman Drzéżdżón, Marian Jelińsczi, Karól Rhode, Gdańsk Wydawn. Zrzeszenia Kaszubsko-Pomorskiego, Gduńsk 2008, ISBN 978-83-87258-13-9.
  • R. Ostrowska, I. Trojanowska: Bedeker kaszubski. Gdańsk 1978.
  • G. Stone: Slav outposts in Central European history : the Wends, Sorbs and Kashubs, London, UK : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016
  • Donald Tusk. "Kashubia" in: Kaszuby, Kashubia, Kaschuby - Bilińscy A.,W.; Wydanie I, "Parol" Kraków 1998, ISBN 83-85331-12-3.

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