Slovene language

Slovene (/ˈslvn/ (listen) or /slˈvn, slə-/[7]), or alternatively Slovenian (/slˈvniən, slə-/ (listen);[8][9] slovenski jezik or slovenščina), is a South Slavic language. It is spoken by about 2.5 million speakers worldwide, mainly Slovenes, the majority of whom live in Slovenia, where it is one of the three official languages. As Slovenia is part of the European Union, Slovene is also one of its 24 official and working languages.

slovenski jezik, slovenščina
Pronunciation[slɔˈʋèːnski ˈjɛ̀ːzik],[1][2] [slɔˈʋèːnʃtʃina][3]
Native toSlovenia
Italy (Friuli Venezia Giulia)
Austria (Carinthia and Styria)
Native speakers
2.5 million (2010)[4]
Latin (Slovene alphabet)
Slovene Braille
Official status
Official language in
 European Union
Recognised minority
language in
Regulated bySlovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Language codes
ISO 639-1sl Slovenian
ISO 639-2slv Slovenian
ISO 639-3slv Slovenian
Glottologslov1268  Slovenian
Linguasphere53-AAA-f (51 varieties)
Slovene-speaking areas
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