Published November 7, 2015
Upper Sorbian is spoken by as many as 40,000 people, principally in the State of Saxony in Eastern Germany. Though it was legally marginalized between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, Upper Sorbian became a written language in the 1500s and flourished thereafter. Though it has faced challenges in recent decades, with many language schools closing, Upper Sorbian continues to enjoy official status in the German states of Saxony and Brandenburg, and prevails as an Internet language as well. A member of the West Slavic family, Upper Sorbian is closely related to Lower Sorbian, Polish, and Czech, and more distantly to Russian and Bulgarian. Read more on Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/1NhS1ns.