Rusyn

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A language of Ukraine

Alternate Names
Carpathian, Carpatho-Rusyn, Ruthenian
Autonym
русиньскый язык‎ (Rusynska mova)
Population

L1 users: 560,000 (2000). Total users in all countries: 636,230.

Location

Zakarpats’ka oblast’.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Rusyn is called a dialect of Ukrainian [ukr], but speakers reportedly consider themselves distinct from Ukrainians.

Language Use

Also use Ukrainian [ukr], for literature and signs.

Language Development
Radio. TV. Dictionary. Bible portions: 2009.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl]. Latin script [Latn], used in Slovakia.

Other Comments

Christian.

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