West Polish language

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Distribution area of ​​the West Polish language

West Polish (also: West Polesian ) is spoken in the south-west of Belarus , in the north-west of the Ukraine and in the eastern outskirts of Poland . It has features of a transition language between Ukrainian and Belarusian .

West Polish has no official status in any state and is used almost exclusively for private communication. Trials in the 1990 years, a dialect cross- default language to create, had little success.


  • Aleksandr D. Duličenko: West Polish . In: Miloš Okuka (ed.): Lexicon of the languages ​​of the European East . (= Wieser Encyclopedia of the European East , Vol. 10). Wieser, Klagenfurt 2002. ISBN 3-85129-510-2 . Pp. 581–587 (with further references).