Silesian (Silesian: Schläsche Sproache or Schläs'sche Sproche, German: Schlesisch), Silesian German or Lower Silesian is a nearly extinct German dialect spoken in Silesia. It is part of the East Central German language area with some West Slavic influences. Silesian German emerged as the result of Late Medieval German immigration to Silesia, which had been inhabited by Lechitic Slavic peoples in the Early Middle Ages. Variations of the dialect until 1945 were spoken by about seven million people. After World War II, local communist authorities forbade the use of the language, after the expulsion of the Germans the province of Silesia was incorporated into Poland, with small portions remaining in northeastern Czech Republic and in eastern Germany. Silesian German continued to be spoken only

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  • Silesian (Silesian: Schläsche Sproache or Schläs'sche Sproche, German: Schlesisch), Silesian German or Lower Silesian is a nearly extinct German dialect spoken in Silesia. It is part of the East Central German language area with some West Slavic influences. Silesian German emerged as the result of Late Medieval German immigration to Silesia, which had been inhabited by Lechitic Slavic peoples in the Early Middle Ages. Variations of the dialect until 1945 were spoken by about seven million people. After World War II, local communist authorities forbade the use of the language, after the expulsion of the Germans the province of Silesia was incorporated into Poland, with small portions remaining in northeastern Czech Republic and in eastern Germany. Silesian German continued to be spoken only by individual families expelled to the remaining territory of Germany and in cultural gatherings mainly in West Germany. Most descendants of the Silesian Germans expelled to West and East Germany no longer learned the dialect, and the cultural gatherings were less and less frequented. (en)
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  • Silesian (Silesian: Schläsche Sproache or Schläs'sche Sproche, German: Schlesisch), Silesian German or Lower Silesian is a nearly extinct German dialect spoken in Silesia. It is part of the East Central German language area with some West Slavic influences. Silesian German emerged as the result of Late Medieval German immigration to Silesia, which had been inhabited by Lechitic Slavic peoples in the Early Middle Ages. Variations of the dialect until 1945 were spoken by about seven million people. After World War II, local communist authorities forbade the use of the language, after the expulsion of the Germans the province of Silesia was incorporated into Poland, with small portions remaining in northeastern Czech Republic and in eastern Germany. Silesian German continued to be spoken only (en)
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