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Extinct: no
Family: Indo-European
Branch: Slavic
Continent: Europe
Country: Poland
Region: The left bank of the Lower Vistula in north central Poland, near the Baltic coast, west of the Bay of Gdansk, and a narrow strip inland, southwest from Gdynia. Also spoken in Canada.
Countries Where Spoken: A few thousand speakers. Most of the ethnic group of over 100,000 speak a regional variety of Polish (1993 Tapani Salminen). Population total both countries 3,000 or more.
Countries Where Official: Poland
Native Speakers: 3,000
Speakers Total: 3,000
Phrasebase members who speak Kashubian at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Kashubian at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Kashubian: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Kashubian: 0
Three Letter Code: CSB
Summary: German influences in the language. There are transitional dialects between Kashubian Proper, Slovenian, and Polish. Few children speakers of Kashubian Proper. The Slovincian dialect is extinct. NT 1995.

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