People Group Info
Total Population: 41,500ROP3 Code: 109422
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Slav, Western
Language: Upper Sorbian - (hsb)
Country of Origin: Germany
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Northern Sorb, German Sorben, are a Slavic minority living in eastern Germany and inhabiting their homeland in Lusatia.
They are known also by their former autonyms Lusatians and Wends. Lusatia is a region divided between Germany (the states of Saxony and Brandenburg) and Poland. They are concentrated in the Spree River valley.
Though surrounded by Germans for centuries, the present-day Sorbs have managed to preserve their own ethnic identity, language, literature, and customs. This is evidenced in that street signs are bi-lingual, both in German and Northern Sorbian.
The majority claim Roman Catholicism as their religious preference. Howeover, in practice they are more non-religious.