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A 🧵 Twitter toxicity is something else. Let’s be clear - you do not have to admire or even like #Zelenskyy to support #Ukraine or be #Ukrainian. That’s a ridiculous and illogical claim to make against @tweet4anna. However this litmus test of Ukrainian-ness is also ridiculous
Identity is complicated. I personally know many #Ukrainians who do not speak Ukrainian for a variety of life circumstances. My mother was born in western #Ukraine️ at the #slovak border. While she is a Ukrainian citizen, we dis not speak Ukrainian at home but
rather Slovak, rusyn or Polish as she belongs to an ethnic minority (#lemko) with complicated identity issues. There are different factors that contribute to ethnicity. Another thing though is
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Given that I am currently in the middle of the old #Lemko country, here's a thread on who are Lemkos. They were an ethnic group residing in Western Carpathians along the current border between Poland and Slovakia

2/x Lemkos affiliation with other ethnicities is controversial, although individual Lemkos generally self-identify as a sub-group of Ruthenians and/or Ukrainians. Other ethnic groups identifying as Ruthenians and/or Ukrainian include the Boykos and Hutsuls.
3/x The spoken language of the Lemkos has been variously described as a language in its own right, a dialect of Rusyn or a dialect of Ukrainian. But due to proximity to speakers of Polish and Slovak, the Lemko speech was strongly influenced by these two languages.
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