L1 users: 6,670 (Salminen 2007). 20,000–30,000 total Sorbian, one-third in lower Lusatia, two-thirds in upper Lusatia (Salminen 2007). Ethnic population: 50,000.
Brandenburg state: Niederlausitz (Dolna Luzica), Cottbus (Chósebuz) main town; ethnic group in over 60 towns and villages.
7 (Shifting). Statutory language of provincial identity in Brandenburg (1992, Constitution, Article 25).
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).