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Bavarian
[bar] Bohemia, Jihlavsky; Karlovy Vary, Pizen, and Vysocina regions. 9,000 in Czech Republic (2005). Status: 5 (Developing). Alternate Names: Bavarian Austrian, Bayerisch. Dialects: Central Bavarian, North Bavarian, South Bavarian (Heanzian). Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, High German, German, Upper German, Bavarian-Austrian. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Czech
[ces] Widespread. 10,400,000 in Czech Republic (European Commission 2012). Total users in all countries: 13,180,300 (as L1: 10,640,300; as L2: 2,540,000). Status: 1 (National). De facto national language. Alternate Names: Bohemian, Ceský jazyk, Cestina. Dialects: Central Bohemian, Czecho-Moravian, Hanak, Lach (Yalach), Northeast Bohemian, Southwest Bohemian. All Czech and Slovak dialects mutually inherently intelligible. Czech is also intelligible with Polish [pol]. Classification: Indo-European, Balto-Slavic, Slavic, West, Czech-Slovak. Comments: Christian.

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Czech Sign Language
[cse] Scattered. 10,000 (2014 EUD). 12,000 (2011 census). 10,000 sign language users (2014 EUD). 51,500 (2014 IMB). Status: 5 (Developing). Alternate Names: Český Znakový Jazyk, CZJ. Dialects: None known. Possibly a distinct variety in Moravia. Partially intelligible with French Sign Language [fsl]. Classification: Sign language. Comments: 70 working sign language interpreters (2014 EUD). Sign language instruction for parents of deaf children.

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German, Standard
[deu] Karlovy Vary and Ústí nad Labem regions; Erzgebirge mountain range. 14,100 in Czech Republic (2011 census). L2 users: 1,580,000 in Czech Republic (European Commission 2012). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, High German, German, Middle German, East Middle German.

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Polish
[pol] Moravia-Silesia region: Frydek-Mistek district. 33,600 in Czech Republic (2011 census). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Polski. Classification: Indo-European, Balto-Slavic, Slavic, West, Lechitic. Comments: Christian.

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Romani, Carpathian
[rmc] Scattered. 2,710 in Czech Republic (2011 census). Status: 5 (Developing). Alternate Names: Bashaldo, Hungarian-Slovak Romani, Karpacki Roma, Romungro. Dialects: Moravian Romani, East Slovakian Romani, West Slovakian Romani. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Intermediate Divisions, Western, Romani, Northern. Comments: Christian.

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Romani, Sinte
[rmo] 5,100 in Czech Republic (2004). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Romanes, Sinte, Sinti, Tsigane. Dialects: Lallere. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Intermediate Divisions, Western, Romani, Northern. Comments: Non-indigenous. Lallere ancestors came from Czech Republic. Ethnic group: Sasítka Romá. Christian.

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Rusyn
[rue] Hlavni Mesto; Prague area. 780 in Czech Republic (2011 census). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Carpathian, Carpatho-Rusyn, Ruthenian. Classification: Indo-European, Balto-Slavic, Slavic, East. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Silesian, Lower
[sli] 10,900 in Czech Republic (2001 census). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Upper Schlesisch. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, High German, German, Middle German, East Middle German. Comments: Non-indigenous. Different from Upper Silesian, a dialect of Polish [pol].

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Slovak
[slk] 154,000 in Czech Republic (2011 census). L2 users: 1,690,000 in Czech Republic (European Commission 2012). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Statutory language of national identity (1992, Fundamental Rights Charter, Resolution of 10 December, Articles 24,25). Alternate Names: Slovencina, Slovenský Jazyk. Classification: Indo-European, Balto-Slavic, Slavic, West, Czech-Slovak. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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