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Serbo-Croatian

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Quick Facts

 

Total Worldwide Speakers: 16,351,052

 

Language Family: Indo-European

 

Spoken in:
 
Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, United States

 

 

History:
 
Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian are closely related, mutually intelligible Southern Slavonic languages formerly known collectively as Serbo-Croat. The division between Croats and Serbs originates in the 11th century, when both groups converted to Christianity. The Serbs aligned themselves with Constantinople and the Eastern Orthodox church and adopted the Cyrillic alphabet though also use the Latin alphabet, while the Croats favoured the Roman Catholic church and the Glagolitic alphabet. The Latin alphabet was gradually adopted by the Croats.
Today, Croatian is written with the Latin alphabet, Serbian is written mainly with the Cyrillic alphabet, though the Latin alphabet is sometimes used, and Bosnian uses both alphabets.

 

 

Sources: The Ethnologue & Omniglot

Books

 
Standard English-SerboCroatian, SerboCroatian-English Dictionary

 
Author: Morton Benson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Copyright: 1998
ISBN 0-521-64553-0
No of Copies 1

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