Slovene language

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slovenski jezik, slovenščina
Pronunciation [sloˈʋenski ˈjɛzik], [sloˈʋenʃtʃina]
Native to Slovenia, Italy (in Friuli Venezia Giulia), Austria (in Carinthia and Styria), Hungary (in Vas); emigrant communities in various countries
Native speakers 2.5 million[1]  (date missing)
Language family
Writing system Latin (Slovene alphabet)
Slovene Braille
Official status
Official language in  Slovenia
 European Union
Regional or local official language in:
Regulated by Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Language codes
ISO 639-1 sl
ISO 639-2 slv
ISO 639-3 slv
Linguasphere 53-AAA-f (51 varieties)
Idioma esloveno.png
Slovene-speaking areas

Slovene (or Slovenian) is a language. It is the official language of Slovenia.

More than two million people speak Slovene. It is a Slavic language, written for more than 1000 years.

It is one of the official languages in the EU. The alphabet is almost like the English alphabet. The language has not to be confused with the Slovak language

Examples :

Notes[change | change source]

  1. "International Mother Language Day 2010". Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. 19 February 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  2. Nìč sounds like nitch in English. The Č in nič is a special letter of the Slovene alphabet. Other special letters are Š and Ž.