East Slavic languages

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East Slavic languages
Geographic
distribution:
Eurasia (Eastern Europe, Northern Asia, and the Caucasus)
Linguistic classification:Indo-European
Subdivisions:
ISO 639-5:zle
Lenguas eslavas orientales.PNG
Distribution of the East Slavic languages in Eurasia:[source?]
  Russian
  Belarusian
  Ukrainian
  Rusyn

The East Slavic languages are one of the three regional subgroups of the Slavic languages. It is the largest subgroup of the Slavic languages by number of speakers. The East Slavic languages are natively spoken in Eastern Europe, Siberia, and the Russian Far East. It is also used as a lingua franca in the Caucasus and Central Asia.

The main East Slavic languages are Belarusian, Russian, and Ukrainian.[1] Sometimes Rusyn is also made separate, but other times it is said to be a dialect of Ukrainian.[2] All of these languages use the Cyrillic script.

Classification[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Sussex & Cubberley 2006, pp. 79–89.
  2. "Dulichenko, Aleksandr The language of Carpathian Rus': Genetic Aspects" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-06-25. Retrieved 2009-12-12.