4,750,000 (European Commission 2012). Total users in all countries: 6,839,000 (as L1: 5,149,000; as L2: 1,690,000).
Bratislava area; western uplands.
1 (National). Statutory national language (1992, Constitution, Art 6(1)).
None known. Slovaks in western and central parts of the speech community can understand Czech [ces].
SVO; prepositions; noun head final; gender (masculine/feminine/neuter); no articles; case-marking (6 cases); verb affixes mark number, person; passives; tense and aspect; comparatives; 27 consonants, 10 vowels, 4 diphthongs; non-tonal; stress on first syllable.