Burgenland Croatian

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Burgenland Croatian
gradišćanskohrvatski jezik
Native toAustria, Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia
Native speakers
19,000 (2001)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
ELPBurgenland Croatian

Burgenland Croatian is a regional language of the Chakavian dialect of the Croatian language. It is spoken in Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Burgenland Croatian is a minority language in the Austrian state of Burgenland. 19,412 people speak the language there in 2001. Many of the Burgenland Croatian speakers in Austria also live in Vienna and Graz.

Smaller Croatian minorities in western Hungary, southwestern Slovakia and southern Czech Republic are often also called Burgenland Croats. They use the Burgenland Croatian written language. They are historically and culturally closely connected to the Austrian Croats.