Moravians

Moravians

About Moravians

Moravians (Moravane or colloquially Moravaci in Czech) are the modern West Slavic inhabitants of the historical land of Moravia, the easternmost part of the Czech Republic, which includes the Moravian Slovakia. They speak the two main groups of Moravian dialects (the Central and the Eastern), the transitional Bohemian-Moravian dialect subgroup and standard Czech. The Moravian language for now is a distinct language. There are attempts by few Moravian individuals and organizations to create a distinct "Moravian language". So is question if the Moravian language is a distinct new born language or Czech dialect. Moravian nationality was declared for the first time in the population census of 1991. After the Velvet Revolution a strong political movement to reinstate the Moravian-Silesian land (zeme Moravskoslezska in Czech, having been one of the four lands of Czechoslovakia between 1928 and 1949) was active in Moravia.

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