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  • William C. Wormuth
    May 8, 2012
      I have many friends and relatives in Moravsko Slovacko.  They refer to them selves as that name but if a stranger asks their nationality, they will say Cech from Moravia.

      Although Cechs treat the Moravians as "second class citizens", (as I have previously described), they "officially", recognize them and the Slezaks as separate.  The Official Shield of the republik, (See Attached wiki), depicts Bohemian, Moravian and Slezaks, Shields.


      From: "Armata, Joseph R" <armata@...>
      To: "Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com" <Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 2:41 PM
      Subject: RE: [Slovak-World] Press freedom

      Martin, I found references on the net to the Czech filling out Jedi Knight as their religion - is that what you meant, or did they also fill it out as their ethnicity? (Or is that all the same on the census forms?)

      Also, was Slovak ethnicity given as Slovensky or Slovacky? And is it possible to tell whether people meant belonging to the region called Moravian Slovakia, or belonging to the country of Slovakia?


      In the 2011 Czech Census, 630,897 people gave their ethnicity as "Moravian." Out of those, ca. 99,000 also listed "Czech" ethnicity, 4,600 "Silesian" ethnicity, and 1,650 "Slovak" ethnicity -- along with their "Moravian" ethnicity.

      BTW, 15,070 people declared their ethnicity as "Jedi Knights" (of Star Wars fame) in the same Czech Census, which was more than the people willing to call themselves "Roma" in the Czech R. in that census.


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