Mazurs

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Mazurs

 

the self-designation of the people inhabiting northeastern Poland; in the past the Mazurs constituted an ethnic subgroup of the Polish nation. They are mainly Protestants and have preserved certain dialect features in their speech, as well as a distinctive folk dress, dwelling, and folk art, notably, wood carving.

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In a similar way, The Masurians refused merging with the "Catholic" Polish nation and choose German ethnicity in spite of their language;
In the case of the Masurian population in the area of East Prussia the language was obviously Polish by a linguistic definition, but the population was strongly Protestant.