من ويكيبيديا، الموسوعة الحرة
- ^ As of 2002, according to Polish National Census.
- ^ Marta Moskal in "Language minorities in Poland at the moment of accession to the EU" notes that 2% (704,000) did not state any nationality in the 2002 census. She assumes that some members of the German national minority who have inhabited the Silesia region for numerous generations might define their nationality as Silesian (173,200 defined their nationality as Silesian). Representatives of ethnic minorities presume that the figures for their groups are underestimated due to the fact that, given their exclusion in the communist period, the minority groups prefer not to state their real ethnicity.
- ^ Tomasz Kamusella in "Dual Citizenship ..." estimates the number of ethnic Germans to be 400-500 thousand.
- ^ German minority in Poland ويكيبيديا الإنجليزية