Slovene

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A language of Slovenia

Alternate Names
Slovenian, Slovenscina
Population

1,910,000 in Slovenia (ELDIA 2012). Population total all countries: 2,085,160.

Location

Carniola, south Styria and Carinthia; lower Carniola, Dolenjsko; upper Carniola, Gorenjska; West, Primorski; Styria, Stajerski.

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 Use

1,145,000 also use Croatian [hrv]. 1,106,000 also use English [eng]. 970,000 also use Standard German [deu].

Language Development
Fully developed. Bible: 1584–1996.
Writing

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

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