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Serbia
Serbia
has only one nationwide official language, which is Serbian. Other languages spoken in Serbia
Serbia
include Albanian (spoken in Preševo Valley and Kosovo), Hungarian, Romanian, Slovak, Rusyn, Croatian (all of which are official regional languages in the Vojvodina
Vojvodina
province), Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Romani, Czech, Bosnian, Vlach, Bunjevac, Macedonian, Montenegrin, etc.

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1 Serbian language 2 Minority languages 3 See also 4 References

Serbian language[edit] Main article: Serbian language Serbian language
Serbian language
predominates in most of Serbia, excluding some municipalities in Vojvodina
Vojvodina
and southern Serbia, as well excluding larger part of Kosovo. Bosnian, Croatian and Bunjevac language, which are, according to census, spoken in some parts of Serbia
Serbia
are virtually identical with Serbian, while declared speakers of Bulgarian language from southern Serbia
Serbia
are actually speakers of Torlakian dialect, which is considered as one of the dialects of the Serbian language
Serbian language
by Serbian linguists. Serbian language
Serbian language
spoken in Serbia
Serbia
has several dialects: Šumadija-Vojvodina, Smederevo-Vršac, Kosovo-Resava, Prizren South Morava, Svrljig-Zaplanje, Timok-Lužnica (Torlakian), Eastern Herzegovina, and Zeta-South Sandžak. Šumadija- Vojvodina
Vojvodina
and Eastern Herzegovina dialects are basys for modern standard Serbian. Throughout part of southern Serbia, a dialect by the name of Torlakian is spoken. Although it has no standard form and continues to be spoken without any form of official status, Torlakian may be seen by some as constituting a separate language. It forms a part of the South Slavic dialect continuum, and is transitional between the eastern south Slavic languages (mainly Bulgarian and Macedonian) and the western south Slavic languages (of which Serbian is a part). Minority languages[edit] Main article: Minority languages of Serbia Besides Serbian, which is the official language in the whole country, there are five minority languages in the official use by the provincial administration in Vojvodina: Hungarian, Romanian, Slovak, Rusyn, and Croatian. Serbian is a main language used by provincial administration and by all city and municipal administrations in Vojvodina. The other five languages are used by provincial administration and by selected city or municipal administrations. In practice, Serbian is a lingua franca of the region and number of declared native speakers of Serbian in the province exceedes the number of declared ethnic Serbs. Among other languages, Hungarian and Slovak are dominant in several municipalities, while other languages are dominant only in several villages. Albanian and Serbian are the two official languages of Kosovo. See also[edit]

Languages of Vojvodina

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook document "2006 edition".

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Languages of Serbia

Official language

Serbian

Minority languages

Albanian Bosnian Croatian Hungarian Slovak Romanian Rusyn

Sign languages

Yugoslav Sign Language

See Also: Minority languages of Serbia

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