Sorbian national flag
are a west Slavic
minority from Lusatia
in the German states of Saxony
(in the former GDR
have been a much-persecuted group of western Slavs
, especially in Nazi Germany
. They belong to the same language group as the Poles
, and are also known as Lusatian Sorbs
or Serbs of Luzice
. See also Wends
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz was Sorb by origin.
A number of toponyms in Eastern Germany have Slavic names, and some cities in south-eastern part of Germany even have name derived from "Sorbian", witnessing Sorbian ancestry of these territories. (See external link (in Serbian))
A lot of cities in the german Lausitz area have city signs with both the german and the sorbian name.
Sorbs is also the name of a commune in the Hérault département in France.