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čeština, český jazyk
Native to Czech Republic
Ethnicity Czechs, Moravians
Native speakers 10 million  (2007)[1]
Language family
Writing system Latin script (Czech alphabet)
Czech Braille
Official status
Official language in  Czech Republic
 European Union
 Slovakia (partially)
Regulated by Institute of the Czech Language
Language codes
ISO 639-1 cs
ISO 639-2 cze (B)
ces (T)
ISO 639-3 ces
Linguasphere 53-AAA-da < 53-AAA-b...-d
(varieties: 53-AAA-daa to 53-AAA-dam)

The Czech language is a Slavic language. People in the Czech Republic speak it. Ten million people speak it. It has three genders. It is an inflected language like Latin. It is very similar to the Slovak language, to the point of the differences between these two languages being smaller than differences between dialects of some other languages.


  1. Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007