Languages of Slovakia
Slovakia. 5,387,000. National or official language: Slovak. Officially separated from Czech Republic January 1, 1993. Literacy rate: 99%. Immigrant languages: Bulgarian (1,180), Czech (44,600), Russian. Information mainly from B. Comrie 1987; I. Hancock 1990. Blind population: 10,000 in former Czechoslovakia. Deaf institutions: 51 in former Czechoslovakia. The number of individual languages listed for Slovakia is 10. Of those, all are living languages.
89,900 in Slovakia (2001 census). North, east, and south Slovakia.
Alternate names: Bashaldo, Hungarian-Slovak Romani, Romungro.
Dialects: Moravian Romani, East Slovakian Romani, West Slovakian Romani.
Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Romani, Northern
24,200 in Slovakia (2001 census). Northeast Slovakia, Preshov region.
Alternate names: Carpathian, Carpatho-Rusyn, Ruthenian.
Classification: Indo-European, Slavic, East
4,610,000 in Slovakia (2001 census). Population total all countries: 5,019,950. Western uplands, Bratislava area. Also in Austria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, United States.
Alternate names: Slovakian.
Dialects: Slovaks in western and central parts of the speech community can understand Czech [ces].
Classification: Indo-European, Slavic, West, Czech-Slovak
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