[hun] Northeast, Prekmurje Region. 8,700 in Slovenia (Laakso 2013). Status: 2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in Prekmurje region (1991, Constitution, Article 64). Alternate Names: Magyar Classification: Uralic Comments: Acknowledged as autochthonous (indigenous) communities and protected by the constitution.
[ita] West, Istria Region. 4,010 in Slovenia (1991 census). Status: 2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in Istria (1991, Constitution, Article 64). Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Italo-Dalmatian Comments: Acknowledged as autochthonous communities and protected by the constitution.
[slv] Carniola, south Styria and Carinthia; lower Carniola, Dolenjsko; upper Carniola, Gorenjska; West, Primorski; Styria, Stajerski. 1,910,000 in Slovenia (European Commission 2012). Population total all countries: 2,085,160. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1991, Constitution, Article 11). Alternate Names: Slovenian, Slovenscina Dialects: Lower Carniola, Prekmurski, Primorski, Stajerski, Upper Carniola. The literary dialect between the 2 main dialects is based on Dolenjsko. Dialects diverse. Classification: Indo-European, Balto-Slavic, Slavic, South, Western
Slovene Sign Language
[ysl] Scattered. 1,000 in Slovenia (2014 Association of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Slovenia). 2,500–3,000 (2004 M. Debecv et al). 1,000 sign language users, 1,500 Deaf (2014 Association of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Slovenia). Status: 5 (Developing). Recognized language (2006, Law 96, Use of Slovene Sign Language, Section 1). Alternate Names: Slovenian Sign Language, Slovenski Znakovni Jezik, SZJ, Yugoslavian Sign Language Classification: Deaf sign language Comments: 44 sign language interpreters (2014 EUD). Christian (Roman Catholic).