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A language of Slovakia

Alternate Names
Slovakian, Slovencina, Slovenský Jazyk
Population

4,750,000 in Slovakia (European Commission 2012). Total users in all countries: 6,787,650 (as L1: 5,097,650; as L2: 1,690,000).

Location

Bratislava area; western uplands.

Language Status

1 (National). Statutory national language (1992, Constitution, Art 6(1)).

Dialects

None known. Slovaks in western and central parts of the speech community can understand Czech [ces].

Typology

SVO; prepositions; noun head final; gender (masculine/feminine/neuter); no articles; case-marking (6 cases); verb affixes mark number, person; passives; tense and aspect; comparatives; 27 consonants, 10 vowels, 4 diphthongs; non-tonal; stress on first syllable.

Language Development
Fully developed. Bible: 1832–1999.
Writing

Braille script [Brai]. Latin script [Latn], primary usage.

Other Comments

Christian.

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