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A language of Poland

Alternate Names
Polnisch, Polski
Population

37,400,000 in Poland (2013 UNSD). Total users in all countries: 40,248,740 (as L1: 39,794,740; as L2: 454,000).

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Language Status

1 (National). Statutory national language (1997, Constitution, Article 27).

Dialects

Upper Silesian.

Typology

SVO; prepositions; noun head final; gender (masculine/feminine/neuter); no articles; case-marking (7 cases); verb affixes mark person, number; passives; aspect; comparatives; 30 consonant and 8 vowel phonemes; non-tonal; stress on penultimate syllable.

Language Use

Some also use English [eng] (European Commission 2006).

Language Development
Fully developed. Bible: 1561–1965.
Writing

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

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim.

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