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Slovene language

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slovenski jezik, slovenščina
Pronunciation[sloˈʋenski ˈjɛzik], [sloˈʋenʃtʃina]
Native toSlovenia, Italy (in Friuli-Venezia Giulia), Austria (in Carinthia and Styria), Hungary (in Vas); emigrant communities in various countries
Native speakers
2.5 million[1] (2010)
Latin (Slovene alphabet)
Slovene Braille
Official status
Official language in
 European Union
Regional or local official language in
Recognised minority
language in
Regulated bySlovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Language codes
ISO 639-1sl
ISO 639-2slv
ISO 639-3slv
Linguasphere53-AAA-f (51 varieties)
Slovene-speaking areas
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Slovene (or Slovenian) is a language. It is the official language of Slovenia.

Experts estimate that 2.5 million people can understand and speak Slovene.[2] It is a Slavic language, written for more than 1000 years.[3] The earliest written records are the Freising manuscripts.[4]

In 2004, it became an official language of the European Union (there are 24 official languages in total).[5] The standard Slovene alphabet has 25 letters.[6] The letters come from the Latin alphabet. Slovene words are usually pronounced how they are spelled.[7]

Examples :

References[change | change source]

  1. "International Mother Language Day 2010". Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. 19 February 2010. Archived from the original on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  2. Krek, Simon (2012). The Slovene language in the digital age = Slovenski jezik v digialni dobi. Georg Rehm, Hans Uszkoreit. Berlin: Springer. ISBN 978-3-642-30636-5. OCLC 799876773.
  3. "Slovene language". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  4. "Freising Manuscripts | Slovenian history". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  5. STAS, Magali (2019-01-31). "EU languages". European Union. Retrieved 2021-03-19.
  6. Herrity, Peter (2000). Slovene: A Comprehensive Grammar. Psychology Press. ISBN 978-0-415-23148-0.
  7. "slovake.eu - Learn Slovak online for free". slovake.eu - Learn Slovak online for free. Retrieved 2021-03-19.
  8. 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.