Languages of Slovenia

Languages of Slovenia

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Slovenia has been a meeting area of the Slavic, Germanic, Romance, and Uralic linguistic and cultural regions. The official and national language of Slovenia is Slovene, which is spoken by a large majority of the population. It is also known, in English, as Slovenian. Two minority languages, namely Hungarian and Italian, are recognised as co-official languages and accordingly protected in their residential municipalities. Other significant language is Serbo-Croatian and its variants, spoken by most immigrants from former Yugoslavia and their descendants. Slovenia is ranked among the top European countries regarding the knowledge of foreign languages. The most often taught foreign languages are English, German, Italian, French and Spanish. The population of Slovenia has become more diverse in regard to its language through recent decades but is still relatively homogenous. Slovene was in 2002 the first language of 87.8% of the inhabitants. It was followed by Croatian, Serbo-Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian. Italian and Hungarian language, protected by the Constitution of Slovenia, had lower numbers of native speakers.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135975404
  • 9786135975406