Bulgarian

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A language of Bulgaria

Alternate Names
Balgarski
Population

7,020,000 in Bulgaria (ELDIA 2012). Population total all countries: 8,157,770.

Language Status

1 (National). Statutory national language (1991, Constitution, Article 3).

Dialects

Palityan (Bogomil, Palitiani). Palityan dialect is functionally intelligible with standard Bulgarian. The Pomak dialect spoken in Greece is reportedly similar to Serbian [srp] and Bulgarian; geographical dialect variation toward each.

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

The Sopa are of Petecheneg origin and speak Bulgarian. 1,525,000 also use English [eng]. 796,000 also use Standard German [deu].

Language Development
Fully developed. Bible: 1864–1923.
Writing

Braille script [Brai]. Cyrillic script [Cyrl], primary usage.

Other Comments

Christian.

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