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slovenski jezik, slovenščina
Pronunciation[sloˈʋenski ˈjɛzik], [sloˈʋenʃtʃina]
Native toSlovenia, Italy (in Friuli Venezia Giulia), Austria (in Carinthia and Styria), Hungary (in Vas); emigrant communities in various countries
Native speakers2.5 million[1]  (date missing)
Language family
Writing systemLatin (Slovene alphabet)
Slovene Braille
Official status
Official language in Slovenia
 European Union
Regional or local official language in
Recognised minority language in
Regulated bySlovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Language codes
ISO 639-1sl
ISO 639-2slv
ISO 639-3slv
Linguasphere53-AAA-f (51 varieties)
Idioma esloveno.png
Slovene-speaking areas

Slovene (or Slovenian) is a language. It is the official language of Slovenia.

More than two million people speak Slovene. It is a Slavic language, written for more than 1000 years.

It is one of the official languages in the EU. The alphabet is almost like the English alphabet.

Examples :


  1. International Mother Language Day 2010. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. 19 February 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  2. Nìč sounds like nitch in English. The Č in nič is a special letter of the Slovene alphabet. Other special letters are Š and Ž.