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Masovia (Polish: Mazowsze) is situated in central Poland (to the south of what used to be Prussia) and on lands conquered by Polish dukes.


For centuries, Masovia was an independent duchy. Later it was annexed by Poland. During Reformation and Counter-Reformation times Masovians took refuge in the Protestant state of Prussia. Therefore a southern part of Prussia was then named Masuren (Masuria, in English).

Also a name one of early 8-bit character encodings that included Polish letters.