Czech Nebraskan

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Czech Nebraskans are residents of the state of Nebraska who are of Czech ancestry. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, Czech-Americans living in Nebraska make up 5.5% of the state's population, the largest percentage of any state. 3,295 Nebraskans can speak the Czech language.[1]

Hrbkova has estimated that of the 539,392 Bohemians counted in the 1910 Census, about one eighth lived in Nebraska.[2]

Various fraternal orders, and thirteen Komensky educational clubs were established in Nebraska. The Sokol society had organizations in Crete and in Wilber.[2]

A Czech language newspaper, the Pokrok Zapadu (Progress of the West), was founded in Omaha in 1871.[3]

A state organization for Czech Nebraskans, Nebraska Czechs Inc., was formed in 1963.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Czech language" (PDF). U.S. English. Retrieved 2013-10-11.
  2. ^ a b Hrbkova, Sarka. "Bohemians in Nebraska". Collections of the NSHS - Volume 18. Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  3. ^ "Czechs in Nebraska - Introduction". Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  4. ^ "Czechs in Nebraska". Czech Heritage Project - University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  • Rosicky, Rose. A History of Czechs (Bohemians) in Nebraska. Omaha, 1929.

External links

  • The Immigrant Experience: The Czechs Move to Nebraska
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