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The Sorbs are a west Slavic minority from Lusatia in the German states of Saxony and Brandenburg (in the former GDR). Historically, Sorbs have been a much-persecuted group of western Slavs, especially in Nazi Germany. They belong to the same language group as the Poles, Czechs, Slovaks[?] and Kashubians, and are also known as Lusatian Sorbs or Serbs of Luzice. See also Wends.

Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz was Sorb by origin.

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