Schleife (ˈʃlaɪfə), Uppersorbian Slepo, is a municipality of 3,000 in northern Görlitz district, northeast Saxony, Germany. It is the seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Schleife (about 5,000 inhabitants).
The parish of Schleife consits of eight villages, except for Lieskau the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Schleife is formed by them:
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Schleife lies within the Sorbian habitat and marks the centre of the smallest dialect of Uppersorbian language, the Schleifer Dialekt. It is used in Schleife and the surrounding seven villages of the parish of Schleife (Schleifer Kirchspiel). Today it is only used by a small fraction of its inhabitants but there are efforts to reestablish it as a second mother tongue. The language is taught in one of the kindergartens (Witaj project) and in local school.
Old slavic traditions and festivals are celebrated - by individuals and by groups and organizations like the Sorbisches Folkloreensemble Schleife.
In the municipality there is a museum of the Sorbs.
Wipo Publishes Patent of Daimler, Bisinger Jochen, Gunsch Michael, Schleife Holger for "Sleeper Unit for a Passenger Compartment of a Motor Vehicle" (German Inventors)
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