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Rusyn

A language of Ukraine

ISO 639-3rue

Population  560,000 in Ukraine (2000). Population total all countries: 623,960.
Region  Transcarpathian Oblast. Possibly in Romania. Also in Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia.
Language map  Ukraine
Alternate names   Carpathian, Carpatho-Rusyn, Ruthenian
Dialects  Rusyn is called a dialect of Ukrainian [ukr], but speakers reportedly consider themselves distinct from Ukrainians.
Classification  Indo-European, Slavic, East
Language use  Standard Ukrainian used for literature, signs.
Language development  Radio programs. TV. Dictionary.
Comments  Christian.

Also spoken in:

Belarus

Language name   Rusyn
Alternate names  Carpathian, Carpatho-Rusyn, Lemko, Lemkovschina, Ruthenian
 

Slovakia

Language name   Rusyn
Population  24,200 in Slovakia (2001 census).
Region  Northeast Slovakia, Preshov region.
Alternate names  Carpathian, Carpatho-Rusyn, Ruthenian
Dialects  Lemko.
Language use  Nearly 60% assimilated culturally and linguistically with Slovaks. Declared normative, codified language in 1995 in Slovakia; can formally be taught in schools, used for publications, school textbooks.
Comments  Christian.
 
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