Re: Ship Lists
- Just to add a quick note of clarification: these inhabitants were
nationally Slovak, but ethnically Polish (goral) minority. The native
dialect here is a Polish dialect, though of course people also spoke
Slovak and Hungarian and even German (a large German minority to the
south). This was the cause of the disputes after the breakup of the
Hungarian empire about whether Slovakia or Poland should be awarded the
villages in northern Spis and Orava counties. Eventually the disputed
villages were divided, with Poland getting some and Slovakia getting some.
> Nowa Biala (P) U'jbela (H) was originally part of the northern most
> part of Slovakia under Hungarian domination and today, it is part of
> ojcz voyvodship, Nowy Targ pwiad located only two miles
> from Nowy Targ.
> Inhabitants were Slovaks, not Poles.