The Lost Tribes of Europe

August 29, 2005

In highlighting some of Europe's scattered diverse minorities who are working to reclaim their history and revitalize their heritage, we provoked readers' views on the meaning of ethnic identity, the dangers of division and the satisfactions of exploring other tribes' roots while celebrating one's own

It was a welcome surprise to read your feature "The Lost Tribes of Europe" [Aug. 29], about how some of the oldest minority groups are struggling to maintain their customs and culture. The concept of culture is so closely linked with language that one might argue that culture is language. It was...

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