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Quick Facts


Total Worldwide Speakers: 37,029,730


Language Family: Indo-European


Spoken in:
Ukraine, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation (Asia), Serbia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United States, Uzbekistan.




Ukrainian is an Eastern Slavonic language closely related to Russian and Belarusian. The recorded history of the Ukrainian language began in 988, when the principality of Kiev was converted to Christianity. Ukrainian religious material, including translations of the Bible, was written in Old Slavonic, the language used by missionaries to spread Christianity to the Slavic peoples.




Sources: The Ethnologue & Omniglot

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BBC Languages — Ukrainian

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