Old Church Slavonic

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Old Church Slavonic
словѣ́ньскъ ѩзꙑ́къ
slověnĭskŭ językŭ
Native to formerly in Slavic areas, under the influence of Byzantium (both Catholic and Orthodox)
Region Eastern Europe
Era 9th–11th centuries; then evolved into several variants of Church Slavonic
Language family
Writing system Glagolitic, Cyrillic
Language codes
ISO 639-1 cu (with Church Slavonic)
ISO 639-2 chu
ISO 639-3 chu (with Church Slavonic)
Linguasphere 53-AAA-a
Old Church Slavonic New Testament manuscript.

Old Church Slavonic is the language of some Eastern Orthodox churches. It was the first Slavic language for writing literature. It was made by the brothers Saints Cyril and Methodius in the 9th century.