You are on the Prussian site,
Prussia is mostly known as a historic German state with its capital in Berlin
Very often the name of the Balts is associated with inhabitants of the Baltic States Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, but the Baltic languages are erroneously identified with the Slavic languages. This site does not deal with Finno-Ugrians Estonians, but the term Balts is used to identify peoples speaking Baltic languages (Prussian, Lithuanian, Latvian). Although the term Baltic languages (by G.H.F. Nesselmann, 1845) for Lithuanian, Latvian and Prussian was artificially introduced only in the 19th c., the Balts Aistians were first mentioned by Tacitus in the 1st c., but the Balts Galindians and Sudines were mentioned by Ptolemaeus Claudius in the 2nd c. As for the Slavs (and Slavic), they first were mentioned by Jordanis in the 6th c. This term is etymologically related to the name of the Prussian tribe of Scalovians, but all Slavic languages possess common features which clearly differentiate them from much more archaic Baltic languages. Thus the Balts have preserved Sanskrit-, Greek- and Latin-like grammatical endings, i.e. so-called "sigmatic" ones with -s, but the Prussians preserved nasal grammatical endings additionally.
A student of Prussian will find all known Old Prussian monuments, their linguistic analysis, a five-languages Old Prussian Dictionary (English, German, Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian) and a Reverse Dictionary here. Current and classical works on Prussian are also placed here constantly.
Nevertheless this site is created mostly for those who are interested in the revival of the Prussian language and the Prussian ethnicity at least in the form of a virtual world community, if not a real dispersed community. Today the single officially registered ethnic Baltic Prussian community exists in Lithuania, but various New Prussian groups constantly appear mostly among Neo-Pagans in Poland. The oldest New Prussian group is Tolkemita in Germany and its Prusa-Group branch. Inofficial ethnic Prussian community is on the stage of formation in the region of Kaliningrad.
There is a tendency (especial
among the Neo-Pagans) to associate the revival of Prussian with the
revival of pre-historic Pagan Prussians and their ethnic religion. This
site does not negate restoring of the original elements of the Baltic
Prussian ethnicity, nevertheless the Prussians are comprehended as
What is the sense to revive
Prussian and Prussians?
The Prussian romanticism seems to be immortal. The ideas of revival existed even under the conditions of the German state after 1914, but they did not disappear after 1945, on the contrary!
If you like this, do not hesitate to contribute to the development of the world Prussian Community.
As an instrument of the revival an International Research Institute of Prussology (IRIP) should be created. This site may become a germ of this Institute, therefore various experts (historians, archaeologists, linguists, ethnologists, lawyers, politologists) are invited from all over the world to cooperate and to organize common conferences under the heading of the IRIP.
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