1,910,000 in Slovenia (European Commission 2012). Population total all countries: 2,085,160.
Carniola, south Styria and Carinthia; lower Carniola, Dolenjsko; upper Carniola, Gorenjska; West, Primorski; Styria, Stajerski.
1 (National). Statutory national language (1991, Constitution, Article 11).
Lower Carniola, Prekmurski, Primorski, Stajerski, Upper Carniola. The literary dialect between the 2 main dialects is based on Dolenjsko. Dialects diverse.