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Lesowiaks - who are they?

Leonis 30 | 61
20 Apr 2010 #1
I found a short article about lesowiaks in a book about Poland, but then I haven't find a word about them on the internet. The book says that lesowiaks live in Kotlina Sandomierska, near Rzeszów. They are a small, proud and free ethnical group, who keep their old traditions. Kolbuszowa has a museum which can give a taste of their traditions.

But that's all, no more informations at all. If somebody could write me some more words about this interesting group, I would be much obliged.
20 Apr 2010 #2
The name Lasowiacy, etymologicaly people of the forest (pol. las), refers to people living between San and Vistula Rivers. They cut down woods and rafted it down the San and Vistula Rivers to the Baltic sea.

You can read about them in Polish Wikipedia:

http ://

Mind the space in the address (I've put it to circumvent the Admin restricion)
OP Leonis 30 | 61
24 Apr 2010 #3
Thanks a lot!!:-) So that's the reason why I've found nothing about them, the wrong spelling.

Thread attached on merging:

What is this??
nincompoop_not 2 | 192
24 May 2010 #4
could be a surname or a place name or a coat of arms or a name of cavalry organised by someone named Lisowski
OP Leonis 30 | 61
25 May 2010 #5
OK! Thank you very much! :-))
I mean... dziękuję bardzo!!
noreenb 7 | 557
25 May 2010 #6
or a name of cavalry organised by someone named Lisowski

It's a soldier of a cavalry organised by Lisowski and it's a basic meaning of this word.

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