Bulgarian

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A language of Bulgaria

Alternate Names
Balgarski
Population

5,660,000 in Bulgaria (2011 census). Population total all countries: 6,795,150.

Location

Also in Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Libya, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States.

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 similar to Serbian [srp] and Bulgarian; geographical dialect variation toward each.

Typology

SVO

Language Use

The Sopa are of Petecheneg origin and speak Bulgarian.

Language Development
Fully developed. Bible: 1864–1923.
Writing
Braille script. Cyrillic script, primary usage.
Other Comments

Christian.

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