Slovene

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A language of Slovenia

Alternate Names
Slovenian, Slovenscina
Population

1,730,000 in Slovenia (1991 census). Population total all countries: 1,906,630.

Location

Carniola, south Styria and Carinthia; lower Carniola, Dolenjsko; upper Carniola, Gorenjska; West, Primorski; Styria, Stajerski. Also in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Serbia, United States.

Language Status

1 (National). Statutory national language (1991, Constitution, Article 11).

Dialects

Lower Carniola, Prekmurski, Primorski, Stajerski, Upper Carniola. The literary dialect between the 2 main dialects is based on Dolenjsko. Dialects diverse.

Typology

SVO

Language Development
Fully developed. Bible: 1584–1996.
Writing
Braille script. Latin script, primary usage.

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