Old Church Slavonic

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Old Church Slavonic
Old Church Slavic
словѣ́ньскъ ѩꙁꙑ́къ
slověnĭskŭ językŭ
Old east slavic in manuscript.jpg
Native to formerly in Slavic areas, under the influence of Byzantium (both Catholic and Orthodox)
Era 9th–11th centuries; then evolved into several variants of Church Slavonic
Glagolitic, Cyrillic
Language codes
ISO 639-1 cu
ISO 639-2 chu
ISO 639-3 chu
Glottolog chur1257  Church Slavic[1]
Linguasphere 53-AAA-a
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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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Church Slavic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.