Photo courtesy of MorgueFile.
Total Worldwide Speakers: 16,351,052
Language Family: Indo-European
Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, United States
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.
Standard English-SerboCroatian, SerboCroatian-English Dictionary
Author: Morton Benson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
No of Copies 1
BBC Language is an online base language learning software that offers resources for Chinese, Spanish, French, English, and many more languages. Learn the basics of 36 different languages and the culture as well!
Use this database to get acclimated to a country's business culture and etiquette (greetings & courtesies, ethics, meetings, attire), society and culture (gift giving, food, media, time & punctuality) and travel tips (money & banking, transportation, and more) for 175 countries.