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East Pomeranian

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East Pomeranian

East Pomeranian
Native to Germany
Region Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt
Native speakers (no estimate available)
Language family
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Linguist List

East Pomeranian (Ostpommersch) is an East Low German dialect that is or used to be spoken in Northern Poland (previously part of Germany until the end of World War II). It is part of the Pommersch (Pomeranian) dialect group.

The name Pomerania comes from slavic po more, which means Land at the Sea.[1]

East Pomeranian was mostly spoken in the Farther Pomerania (Hinterpommern) region of the Prussian Province of Pomerania and in Pomerelia. After World War II, the East Pomeranian-speaking German inhabitants of the region were largely expelled to western Germany.

East Pomeranian is also spoken in Brazil.

The varieties of East Pomeranian are:

  • Westhinterpommersch
  • Osthinterpommersch
  • Bublitzisch
  • Pommerellisch

Brazilian Municipalities that have co-official Pomeranian dialect

Espírito Santo

Minas Gerais

Santa Catarina

Rio Grande do Sul


See also


External links

  • Law Co-formalizing the Pomeranian in the Municipality of Pancas
  • Law Co-formalizing the Pomeranian in the Municipality of Santa Maria de Jetibá
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