Kashubian in Poland


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

Kashubian history began over 750 years ago. Theirs was a large duchy in the 13th century, but after this time came great troubles for Kashubian people. Germanization was a big problem. During the Second World War, many Kashubians died because of persecution and war. The collapse of communism in 1989 brought them freedom, but after this year much of Kashubians suffered from poverty and unemployment. This fact caused Kashubian emigration to Western countries.


Where Are they Located?

Most Kashubians live in Poland, in Central Europe near Baltic Sea and Gdańsk, but there are big groups of Kashubian immigrants in Canada, USA and Germany.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today many Kashubian people give up traditional lifestyle. After the collapse of communism, they started work more in private sector services and less in agriculture and fishery. Young Kashubian want to study in high schools and have good jobs, but very often they are limited especially in the villages. Today more than a half of people in Kashubia live in cities.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Kashubians religious life is dominated by the Roman Catholic Church. The collapse of communism was a big cultural shock. Many Kashubians have a conservative worldview, often without good understanding of Bible. The great influence of relativism is observed by the younger generation. Some Kashubians are also influenced by materialism.


What Are Their Needs?

Problems in Kashubia are addictions and big number of divorces, which destroy family ties. Kashubians would like to have more Kashubian language in the Roman Catholic Church. People in Kashubia are often disappointed with traditional Catholic religion especially during Covid-19.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Kashubian in Poland.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kashubian
People Name in Country Kashubian
Alternate Names Cashubian; Slovincz
Population this Country 246,000
Population all Countries 256,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 12559
ROP3 Code 104712
ROP25 Code 303774
ROP25 Name Kashubian
Country Poland
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Pomeranian Province, near Baltic coast, lower Vistula left bank; west of Gdansk bay; narrow strip inland, southwest from Gdynia.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Poland
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Pomeranian Province, near Baltic coast, lower Vistula left bank; west of Gdansk bay; narrow strip inland, southwest from Gdynia..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
10.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Kashubian
Language Code csb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kashubian
Language Code csb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kashubian

Primary Language:  Kashubian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1995)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Book of Exodus General / Other
Audio Recordings Book of Genesis General / Other
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kashubian Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Photo Source Stako - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Anonymous 
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