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FC Lusérn - Cimbrian Team

Italy Minority: Cimbrians in Italy

The F.C. Lusérn - Cimbrian Team at the EUROPEADA

The “ F.C. Lusérn - Cimbrian ” is the representative team of the Cimbrians in Italy.

The team has been competing since the inaugural European Championship in 2008 and has not missed a single one of the four competitions since.

 

The Cimbrians in Italy

The Cimbri are a people of German origin who came from Bavaria to the Italian Alpine foothills of Veneto and Trentino in the Middle Ages. Their skills in woodworking and woodcutting made it easy for them to settle. The Cimbri settled on the newly available farms in the mountains and developed their own culture and language as they were largely isolated from the outside world.

The Cimbrian minority lives mainly in Lusérn, a small village in the Italian Pre-Alps that has managed to preserve its uniqueness as a linguistic and cultural minority over the centuries. On this linguistic island, around 1,000 people speak Cimbrian, an old German dialect with a southern Bavarian sound that has only survived here. The historical roots of this minority lie in Germany; in the Middle Ages, settlers from Bavaria came to the Italian foothills of the Veneto and Trentino Alps, where they developed their own culture and language, shielded from the surrounding environment. Due to its isolation in the mountains, the Cimbrian language was very well preserved, despite the small number of speakers. The period of maximum expansion of the Cimbrian language was at the beginning of the 1700s, when the language was spoken in a vast area between the Adige and Brenta rivers, with about 20,000 speakers. Despite its dwindling numbers, the Cimbrian language remains officially recognized, protected, and promoted in Italy, ensuring the preservation of this rich linguistic and cultural heritage.

 

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Event

European Football Championship of the autochthonous national minorities

European Football Championship of the autochthonous national minorities

Organisation

Federal Union of European Nationalities

Federal Union of European Nationalities

Partners

Federal Ministry of the Interior and Homeland

Federal Ministry of the Interior and Homeland

 

Sydslesvigudvalget

Sydslesvigudvalget

 

Stadt Flensburg

Stadt Flensburg

 

Kreis Schleswig-Flensburg

Kreis Schleswig-Flensburg

 

Tønder Kommune

Tønder Kommune

 

Region Syddanmark

Region Syddanmark

 

Haderslev Kommune

Haderslev Kommune

 

Aabenraa Kommune

Aabenraa Kommune

 

Sønderborg Kommune

Sønderborg Kommune

 

Kreis Nordfriesland

Kreis Nordfriesland

 

Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde

Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde

 

Miniszterelnökség, Nemzetpolitikai Államtitkárság Bethlen Gábor Alap

Miniszterelnökség, Nemzetpolitikai Államtitkárság Bethlen Gábor Alap

Local organisers

German Minority in Denmark

German Minority in Denmark

 

Sinti and Roma Organisation

Sinti and Roma Organisation

 

North Frisian Minority Association

North Frisian Minority Association

 

Danish minority in Germany

Danish minority in Germany

Local sponsors

Union Bank

Union Bank

 

hpo Steuerberater

hpo Steuerberater

 

Rohde Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH

Rohde Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH

 

Flensborg Avis

Flensborg Avis

 

Der Nordschleswiger

Der Nordschleswiger

 

Na Logo

Na Logo

 

Hudl

Hudl

 

Hotel des Nordens

Hotel des Nordens

 

Phono Flensburg

Phono Flensburg

 

Strandet

Strandet

 

Naturgeflüster

Naturgeflüster

 

Flensburger Brauerei

Flensburger Brauerei