Batiar (the "elite of Lviv's streets"), a popular name for a certain class of inhabitants of Lviv. It is a part of the city's subculture, the Lviv's "knaipa" lifestyle, which became a phenomenon at the beginning of the twentieth century... Batiars spoke their distinctive version of the Polish language with the use of Polish, Ukrainian and Yiddish words, which was called Bałak and was a variant of the Lwów dialect. Now batiars are the playboys of the Ukrainian Piedmont, as Eastern Galicia is sometimes referred to, and are easily identified by exquisite manners, stylish attire, and an obligatory attribute of every batiar lyaska, a staff or a walking stick.Batyarstvo declined during the Soviet time, but seems to be recovering at the turn of the 21st century.

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