Ukrainian

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A language of Ukraine

Autonym
українська мова‎ (Ukrayins’ka mova)
Population

30,800,000 in Ukraine (2016), all users. L1 users: 25,000,000 (2016). Ethnic population: 34,400,000 (2016). Total users in all countries: 32,948,980 (as L1: 27,148,980; as L2: 5,800,000).

Language Status

1 (National). Statutory national language (1996, Constitution, Article 10).

Dialects

Northwest Ukrainian, Southwest Ukrainian, East Ukrainian. Dialect differences slight.

Typology

SVO; prepositions; noun head final; gender (masculine/feminine/neuter); no articles; case-marking (7 cases); verb affixes mark person, number; passives; tense and aspect; comparatives; 30 consonant and 6 vowel phonemes; non-tonal; free stress.

Language Development
Fully developed. Bible: 1903–2011.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Christian.

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