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What language is mainly spoken in Bosnia?

What language is mainly spoken in Bosnia?

Bosnian is one of the three official languages spoken in Bosnia-Herzegovina due to its mixed population (Muslim Bosnians, Croats, and Bosnian Serbs). Along with Croatian, Slovene, Serbian, and Montenegrin, Bosnian belongs to the western group of the South Slavic Languages.

Where did Bosnian language come from?

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnian is a South Slavic language spoken mainly in Bosnia and Herzegovina by about 2.2 million people. On a formal level, Bosnian began to emerge as a distinct language after the break up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. It became one of official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1994, along with Croatian and Serbian.

What languages is Bosnian related to?

Linguistic Affiliation Bosnian is a member of the Slavic branch of Indo-European languages. Other Slavic languages include Russian, Polish and Ukrainian. Bosnian is a part of the South Slavic sub-group of Slavic. Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Slovene are also South Slavic languages.

Is Bosnian Arabic?

Bosnian uses both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets, with Latin in everyday use. It is notable among the varieties of Serbo-Croatian for a number of Arabic, Ottoman Turkish (mostly Arabic) and Persian loanwords, largely due to the language’s interaction with those cultures through Islamic ties.

When was Bosnian language invented?

It was created by the monks Cyril and Methodius in the 9th century for Old Church Slavonic, the liturgical language of the Eastern Orthodox Church. In the Orthodox areas of Serbia and Bosnia, Glagolitic was replaced by the Cyrillic alphabet in the 12th century.

How old is Bosnian language?

Bosnian language, much like other Slavic languages in the Balkans, has its roots in the old-Slavic language. It began to develop independently from the 11th century, from the establishment of a single geo-political territory called Bosnia and the first written monuments in the Bosnian vernacular.

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