[deu] Bratislavsku and Kosicku (Kosice) regions. 5,410 in Slovakia (2001 census). L2 users: 1,190,000 in Slovakia (European Commission 2012). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, High German, German, Middle German, East Middle German Comments: Christian.
[hun] Nitriansky, Trnavsku, Banskobystricku, Kosicku, and Bratislavsku regions; mainly areas near southern Slovakia border. 521,000 in Slovakia (2001 census). Status: 2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in southeast, south (1999, National Minority Language Use Act, Article 2). Alternate Names: Magyar Classification: Uralic
[rmc] Banskobystricku Region. 89,900 in Slovakia (2001 census). Status: 5 (Developing). Alternate Names: Bashaldo, Hungarian-Slovak Romani, Romungro Dialects: East Slovakian Romani, Moravian Romani, Selice Romani, West Slovakian Romani. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Romani, Northern Comments: Ethnic groups: Sárvika Romá (northern and eastern Slovakia), Ungrike Romá (southern Slovakia). Ethnonym: Karpacki Rom. About 1,350 Selica Romani southwest, in Selica village. Christian.
[slk] Bratislava area; western uplands. 4,750,000 in Slovakia (European Commission 2012). Population total all countries: 5,187,740. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1992, Constitution, Art 6(1)). Alternate Names: Slovakian, Slovencina Dialects: None known. Slovaks in western and central parts of the speech community can understand Czech [ces]. Classification: Indo-European, Balto-Slavic, Slavic, West, Czech-Slovak Comments: Christian.
Slovakian Sign Language
[svk] Scattered. 15,000 (2014 EUD). 27,000 (2014 IMB). Status: 5 (Developing). Alternate Names: Slovak Republic Sign Language, Slovak Sign Language, Slovník Posunkovej Reci Dialects: None known. Lexical similarity: approximately 50% with Czech Sign Language [cse] (Bickford 2005). Classification: Deaf sign language Comments: Fingerspelling system similar to French Sign Language [fsl]. 44 sign language interpreters (2014 EUD). Courses for hearing people. Christian (Roman Catholic).