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|Total speakers:||0.2 Million|
|Official language of:||no country (in official use in some counties of Pomeranian Voivodship, Poland)|
It is assumed that it evolved from the language spoken by some tribes of Pomeranians called Kashubians, in the region of Pomerania on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea between the Vistula and Oder rivers.
As of 2000, it had some 200,000 speakers, mainly in eastern Pomerania in northern Poland. In 2002 Census, 53,000 people in Poland declared that they mainly use Kashubian at home. Research shows that many Kashubian-speaking parents use Polish rather than Kashubian at home, because they believe that if they spoke Kashubian, their children would find it more difficult to learn correct Polish.
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