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  Moravians (ethnic group): Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
They speak Moravian dialects of the Czech language (additional info and facts about Czech language) and are nowadays mostly considered a branch of the Czechs (A native of inhabitant of the Czech Republic).
The question, whether Moravians do belong to the Czech nation (The people who live in a nation or country) or not, is still alive for some groups in Moravia.
A reason for the disputes, whether Moravians do belong to Czechs or not, may by arising from the fact that, for far-off historical reasons, both the Czech expression for a Czech and that for a Bohemian are the same ('Čech').
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 Moravians (ethnic group) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Moravians are the Slavic inhabitants of modern Moravia, the easternmost part of the Czech Republic.
They speak Moravian dialects of the Czech language and are nowadays mostly considered a branch of the Czechs.
To the north of Moravia (or rather a northern part of the Moravian region of the Czech Republic) is historically a part of Silesia (Slezsko in Czech, Śląsk in Polish, Schlesien in German), therefore a Moravian-Silesian Region (Kraj moravskoslezský) was created recently.
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 Encyclopedia: Moravians (ethnic group)
An ethnic group is a culture or subculture whose members are readily distinguishable by outsiders based on traits originating from a common racial, national, linguistic, or religious source.
Group decisions in these meetings should be backed up by the district police and the local "judges." Also important in the local context is the Moravian church which has parishioners in each community and which has a great deal of influence on public opinion.
Many indigenous organizations with offices outside the location of their ethnic group operate with such limited budgets that the wider process of consulting is almost impossible without specific financial support, usually obtained from outside sources, a practice that carries considerable risk of co-optation and eventual conflicts of interest.
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He argues that the growth of “ethnic” as opposed to “civic nationalism” in the period of 1970-1914 was an outgrowth of modernizing forces such as urbanization, migration flows and the resistance of traditional groups to the growth of modernity.
When groups are successfully mobilized, the salience of ethnic cleavages tend to increase, thus increasing fears on the part of the majority and, consequently, the potential for actual discrimination (or aggression) of the centre against the said group.
Moravians Moravians constitute 13 percent of the population of the Czech Republic, according to the Czechoslovak census taken in 1991.
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 Ethnic Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Moravians distinctively used trombones in their musical bands, then referred to as "choirs" to accompany, their hymns, funerals and other festive occasions.
Nineteenth-century bands were influenced by ethnicity in two ways: first, ethnic bands performed their own religious and secular hymns, tunes, marches, and dances, thereby maintaining group religious and cultural traditions, and second, foreign bandsmen were members of, and had an influence on, non ethnic local ensembles.
Many bands were exclusively of one ethnic group, often German or Czech, such as the all-Bohemian bands of Cedar Rapids and Protivin, the statewide touring Kouba Band, and Strasser's German Band of Davenport.'s It seems certain that these bands performed both for Bohemian religious and festive occasions and the usual secular cornmunity affairs.
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 Chapter 20 - Aboriginal Land Use And Culture
Moreover, because of the uncertainty of their survival, the ethnic identity of a minority group is of proportionately greater concern to them.
The arrival of missionaries of the Moravian Church, a pre-Reformation Protestant sect, on the northern Labrador coast in the late 18th century challenged the legitimacy of traditional Inuit spiritual beliefs by presenting an alternative to their accepted knowledge.
Moravian missionaries rarely visited Inuit at their seasonal campsites and were primarily concerned with people's adherence to Christian precepts.
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 Slavic peoples   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
When their migratory movements ended there appeared among the Slavs the first rudiments of state organizations, each headed by a prince with a treasury and defense force, and the beginning of class differentiation, with nobles who pledged allegiance to the Frankish and Holy Roman Emperors.
In this period there existed central Slavic groups and states such as the Balaton Principality or the Severans, but the eventual expansion of the Magyars and the Romanians as well as the Germanisation of Austria separated the northern and southern Slavs.
One major goal of the Nazi's ethnic programs was the enslavement of the Slavic peoples, and the reduction their numbers by killing the majority of the population.
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 Moravia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Around 60 BC the Celtic Boii people withdrew from the region and were succeeded in turn by the Germanic Quadi and in the 6th century the Slavic tribes.
At the end of the 8th century the Moravian Principality came into being in present-day south-eastern Moravia, Záhorie in south-western Slovakia and parts of Lower Austria.
In the census of 1991 1,362,000 (13.2%) of the Czech population described themselves as being of Moravian nationality.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Moravia   (777 words)

 Religious Movements in the United States (Miller)
Classically, a “sect” was a splinter group, one that split off from a well-established parent tradition, often in the name of returning to a pristine purity from which the parent tradition, in its organizational evolution, was held to have departed.
It came to be generally used to describe a movement that was at least potentially destructive to its members or to society at large, one that in effect abused (or took advantage of) its members and engaged in unethical practices of various sorts.
But the group in question had about 100 members who lived communally in movement-owned property; the value of their housing, as well as the other facilities the movement used, thus came to approximately $10,000 per member–less, probably, than the typical American family has in assets.
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 The American Ethnic Cookbook for Students: More Ethnic Groups
Here are some groups with their recipes, beyond the 122 ethnic groups in the book, that probably will be in a future version:
In general, ethnic groups are made up of people who share a common national origin, language, religion, or culture, or sometimes all four.
Some groups that aren't in the book have many distinctive recipes, and others may not have a lot of published recipes at all.
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 Encyclopedia topic: Hungary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Moravians, Bulgars, Croats, Serbs, and Poles all sought to overthrow the Avars, but their power was not broken until Charlemagne (King of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor; conqueror of the Lombards and Saxons (742-814)).
Tradition holds that the Country of the Magyars (Hungary) was founded by Árpád (additional info and facts about Árpád), who led the Magyars (A native or inhabitant of Hungary) into the Pannonian plain (additional info and facts about Pannonian plain) s at the end of the 9th century (additional info and facts about 9th century).
Most of the country's Jew (A person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties) s (1%) live in Budapest (Capital and largest city of Hungary; located on the Danube River in north-central Hungary).
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Several times a month someone asks me the question, "What is a Moravian?" I understand the reason for the question since the Moravian Church is not well known in the greater Washington area.
Moravians believe that the heart of our faith is found in a close and personal relationship with Jesus.
Paul's Moravian church is one of three Moravian congregations in the Greater Washington area.
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 Utamaduni: An Advanced Level Course in Swahili Language and Culture
The Gikuyu, Meru, and Embu ethnic groups are still collectively referred to as the GEMA communities.
KADU’s goal was to defend the interest of smaller ethnic groups such as his own, the Kalenjin, in response to KANU’s perceived favoring of the Luo and Kikuyu.
Shinyanga region is occupied mainly by the Sukuma ethnic group.
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 Read about Moravia at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Moravia and learn about Moravia here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A group of Slavs settled around the river sometime after
Moravians today are a Slavic ethnic group that speaks various dialects of
Protestant religious group founded in Moravia is also called the
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Moravia   (132 words)

 Micro-Thesaurus 13: Ethnic Groups   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The purpose of this list is to select the ethnic group to which a person belongs.
From the latter list, only those ethnic groups which have more than 1 million members or which comprise 5% or more of the population in a given country are included.
Groups wishing to record ethnic groups according to their own list can use field 943 Other Background in the Person format.
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 Encyclopedia: Samo
The settlements of the later Moravian and Nitrian principalities (see Great Moravia) are often identical with those from the time of Samo's Empire.
Flag of Salzburg Salzburg (population 145,000 in 2003) is a city in western Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg (population 520,000 in 2003).
This is a timeline of key events in the history of Slovenia and the nations that lived and live on Slovene ethnic territory.
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 Igadi na Rede / Tempo Exterior nº 5 segunda época - A apoteose da nación: o pobo moravo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
As a result, the Moravians and their land were treated as colonial subjects and a dumping yard for the industrial waste from Bohemia and Slovakia.
Once again, the demand of the Moravian people to be treated as an equal partner in the common state was ridiculed, misrepresented in the official public media, and finally suppressed at the level of silent resistance.
To the very detriment of the Moravian national course, some of the leaders of the Moravian Texans were gullible enough to believe the communist propaganda, and became rather instrumental in proselytizing the idea of the Moravians being Czech.
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 German Immigrant Culture in America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The so-called "ethnic revival" of the 1960s witnessed an intensified interest in the cultural heritage of a number of American ethnic groups.
The first group of Germans to settle in America were a group of religious dissenters who arrived at Philadelphia aboard the Concord in 1683.
The Moravian Church is one of the oldest Protestant sects and was established in 1458, years before the time of the general Protestant Reformation.
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 Ethnic groups (from Czech Republic) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
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a social group or category of the population that, in a larger society, is set apart and bound together by common ties of race, language, nationality, or culture.
Examines criteria such as the disappearance of citizens, the restrictions on freedom of the press, and the variety of abuses perpetrated by the government and opposition groups.
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 - Levon Travel - Czech Republic, tours, Vacations, Group Travels, Czech Republic
The Czechs are the country's dominant ethnic group, representing about 94 percent of the population; Slovaks account for about 3 percent; and Poles, Germans, Roma (Gypsies), and Hungarians comprise most of the remainder.
Moravians speak a form of Czech that differs slightly from the form spoken in Bohemia.
Members of other ethnic groups generally speak Czech in addition to their own native languages.
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 MSN Encarta - Czech Republic
The Czech people are descended from Slavic tribes who arrived in Bohemia and Moravia in the 5th century ad.
The Czechs—including both Bohemians and Moravians—are the country’s dominant ethnic group, representing about 94 percent of the population; Slovaks account for about 3 percent; and Poles, Germans, Roma (Gypsies), and Hungarians account for most of the remainder.
At the time of the 1991 census, the total population of the Czech Republic was 10,302,215; the 2005 estimate was 10,241,138.
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 Moravians - Where to Find Moravians * Moravian Church in North America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Moravians were some of the earliest Protestants, rebelling against the authority The Moravians later found a home in Pennsylvania, where the colony
Moravians are the (A branch of the Indo European family of language) Slavic Some Moravians declare separate (An ethnic quality or affiliation resulting
The Moravians established excellent schools and printing presses, The Moravians emphasize conduct rather than doctrine, and their church is governed by
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 People and Economy (from Slovakia) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Hungarians constitute the next largest ethnic group, with some 600,000 persons, or about 11 percent.
The English word migration derives from the Latin verb migrare, meaning “to move from one place to another.” Migration may mean either a temporary or a permanent change of residence by one person or by a group of people.
groups of aggressive seafarers who invaded Asia Minor, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, and Cyprus about 13th century BC, causing upheavals in ancient societies; destroyed Hittite Empire and other Middle East powers; warred against Egypt late 13th century and early 12th century BC; of unknown origin; conjectures suggest Bronze Age Greeks, Tyrrhenians, Anatolians, Sardinians,...
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 MSN Encarta - Czech Republic
(The Moravians are often classed as Czech, though they consider themselves an independent group.) The Czechs are descended from Slavic tribes who appeared in Bohemia and Moravia in the 5th century ad and drove the Avars out of the region in the 7th century.
Moravians constitute 13.2 per cent, Slovaks 3.1 per cent, and 2.5 per cent of the population is made up of other ethnic groups, including Germans, Roma (Gypsies), Poles, and Hungarians.
Individuals emigrated or were killed by occupying German forces prior to and during World War II.
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 Moravia Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Moravians (ethnic group)Moravians today are a Slavic ethnic group that speaks various dialects of Czech languageCzech.
A Protestant religious group founded in Moravia is also called the Moravians (religion)Moravians.
Instead, it is divided into the South Moravian Region, the Zlín Region, and parts of the Moravian-Silesian RegionMoravian-Silesian, Olomouc RegionOlomouc, Pardubice RegionPardubice, Vysocina RegionVysocina and South Bohemian RegionSouth Bohemian regions.
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 Moravians (ethnic group) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Moravians (ethnic group) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
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 Native American Massacres
On the day the Moravians were to leave Muskingum, one hundred to two hundred whites approached them, offering to take them to Pennsylvania in safety.
John Martin, an assistant to the whites, went to Salem with a party of whites and told the Moravians there that the whites would take them to Muskingum safely so they could go with the Moravians to gather corn.
Upon arriving in Muskingum, all the Moravians were bound together with ropes.
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 MSN Encarta - Print Preview - Czech Republic
Czech is spoken by almost all of the population.
Carpathian Romani, an Indo-Iranian language, is a mother tongue for a minority group.
Smaller minorities exist that speak Standard German, Polish, Bavarian, Lower Silesian, or Sinte Romani as a mother tongue.
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