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Slovak

A language of Slovakia

ISO 639-3slk

Population  4,610,000 in Slovakia (2001 census). Population total all countries: 5,019,950.
Region  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
Language use  Official language.
Language development  Fully developed. Bible: 1832–1999.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Christian.

Also spoken in:

Czech Republic

Language name   Slovak
Population  193,000 in Czech Republic (2001 census).
 

Hungary

Language name   Slovak
Population  11,800 in Hungary (2001 census). Ethnic population: 26,631.
Region  Southeast and near Slovak-Hungary border.
Language development  Taught in primary and secondary schools.
 

Montenegro

Language name   Slovak
 

Serbia

Language name   Slovak
Population  80,000 in Serbia (1996 W. Brown).
Region  Vojvodine.
Language use  Official regional status in Vojvodine.
 
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