Kashubia

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

Kashubia
Historical region
Flag of Kashubia
Flag
Coat of arms of Kashubia
Coat of arms
Anthem: Zemia rodnô
Kashubia by Jan Mordawski, 1999
Kashubia by Jan Mordawski, 1999
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
Demonym(s)Kashubian
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Kashubia by Bernard Sychta as the Kashubian dialects area

Location and geographyEdit

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:

CultureEdit

 
Kashubian embroidery of Zukowo school

Institutions presenting Kashubian culture:

  • Franciszek Treder's Kashubian Museum in Kartuzy
  • Culture and Sports Center in Żukowo
  • Museum of Kashubian-Pomeranian Literature and Music in Wejherowo
  • The West Kashubian Museum in Bytów
  • Department of Ethnography - Opacki Granary
  • Communal Cultural Center - GOK in Sierakowice
  • Kashubian Ethnographic Park in Wdzydze Kiszewskie
  • Culture, Sports and Recreation Communal Center in Chmielno
  • Kashubian Association for the Promotion of Horse Sports
  • Polish Cultural Institute in Winona, Minnesota

LiteratureEdit

  • 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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