Samogitia

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English[edit]

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Ethnographic regions of Lithuania.

██ Lithuania Minor

██ Samogitia

██ Aukštaitija

██ Suvalkija

██ Dzūkija

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Samogetia, Samogitia (Žemaitija), from German Sameiten, Sameythen (Žemaitija), from Lithuanian Žemaitija (lowland). "g" was introduced to Latin and later German translations due to the usage of the letter "g" to denote "j" in Medieval writing.

Sometimes connected with the (etymologically unrelated) name Getae, Ancient Greek Γέτης (Gétēs, ancient Dacian tribe).

Proper noun[edit]

Samogitia

  1. An ethnographic region of Lithuania, located in the north-west of the country.

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Further reading[edit]

  • "Žemaitija", , in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė [Lithuanian etymological dictionary database], 2007–2012

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Proper noun[edit]

Samogitia f

  1. Samogitia (a region of Lithuania)