The Pomeranians, in German Pommern, are a German people originally from Pomerania, in the Baltic Sea region, between curret Germany and Poland. The original language of this people is the Pomeranian.
In the 19th century, thousands of Pomeranians immigrated, mainly to the United States and Brazil, where thousands of Pomeranians live. With the German defeat in World War II, most of Pomerania was annexed by Poland. As a consequence, the Pomeranian language virtually disappeared in Europe. Brazil is the only country in the world where Pomeranians are still spoken regularly, especially in Espírito Santo, southeastern Brazil, where there is a city known as Santa Maria de Jetibá, with about 300 families who communicate in the language of their ancestors. Largely small farmers. Pomeranians descendants struggle to preserve the language and traditions of their people. January 5, 2017, Espírito Santo, southeastern Brazil.
Lidia Pissoler Stuhr, 77, speaks exclusively the Pomeranian language. Years ago she had breast cancer and had to remove one of her breasts and is now sick again, but would rather not receive treatment.