Bosnian

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Population

1,120,000 in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2014 World Factbook). Total users in all countries: 1,516,790.

Language Status

1 (National). Statutory national language (1995, Federation Constitution, Article 6(1)).

Dialects

Ijekavían, Ikavian. Lexical similarity: with Serbian [srp] and Croatian [hrv]. A member of macrolanguage Serbo-Croatian [hbs].

Typology

SVO; prepositions; gender (masculine/feminine/neuter); vestiges of dual number; case-marking (7 cases); verb affixes mark person, number, gender of subject (in past tense); passives; tense and aspect; 25 consonant and 5 vowel phonemes; pitch stress.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 97%. Dictionary. Bible: 2013.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl]. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

There are influences from Turkish [tur] and Arabic [arb]. Muslim, Christian, Jewish.

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