6,670 in Germany (Salminen 2007). 20,000–30,000 total Sorbian, one-third in lower Lusatia, two-thirds in upper Lusatia (Salminen 2007). Population total all countries: 6,860. Ethnic population: 50,000.
East, Niederlausitz (Dolna Luzica), Cottbus (Chósebuz) main town. Ethnic group has over 60 towns and villages.
Latin script [Latn].
Sorbian has lost much of its former public support after the unification of Germany. Many Sorbian schools have been closed (Salminen 2007).