Mazurs

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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