Slovak language

Slovak
slovenčina, slovenský jazyk
Native toSlovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, bordering regions of western Ukraine (Zakkarpatia)
EthnicitySlovaks
Native speakers
5.2 million (2011–2012)[1]
Latin (Slovak alphabet)
Slovak Braille
Official status
Official language in
 Slovakia
 European Union
 Czech Republic[2]
 Vojvodina[3]
Recognised minority
language in
Regulated byMinistry of Culture of the Slovak Republic
Language codes
sk
slk (T)
ISO 639-3slk
slov1269[4]
Linguasphere53-AAA-db < 53-AAA-b...–d
(varieties: 53-AAA-dba to 53-AAA-dbs)
Map of Slovak language.svg
The Slovak-speaking world:
  regions where Slovak is the language of the majority
  regions where Slovak is the language of a significant minority
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Slovak (k/ (About this sound listen)[5][6]) is an Indo-European language that belongs to the West Slavic languages (together with Czech, Polish, and Sorbian). It is called slovenský jazyk (pronounced [ˈslɔʋɛnskiː ˈjazik] (About this sound listen)) or slovenčina ([ˈslɔʋɛntʃina]) in the language itself.

Slovak is the official language of Slovakia, where it is spoken by approximately 5.51 million people (2014). Slovak speakers are also found in the United States, the Czech Republic, Argentina, Serbia, Ireland, Romania, Poland, Canada, Hungary, Croatia, Israel, the United Kingdom, Australia, Austria, Ukraine and many other countries worldwide.

Slovak should not be confused with Slovene, or Slovenian (slovenski jezik or slovenščina), the main language of Slovenia.

Phonology

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Slowaaks
Alemannisch: Slowakische Sprache
አማርኛ: ስሎቫክኛ
العربية: لغة سلوفاكية
aragonés: Idioma eslovaco
arpetan: Slovaco
asturianu: Idioma eslovacu
azərbaycanca: Slovak dili
Bân-lâm-gú: Slovak-gí
беларуская: Славацкая мова
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Славацкая мова
български: Словашки език
bosanski: Slovački jezik
brezhoneg: Slovakeg
català: Eslovac
Чӑвашла: Словак чĕлхи
čeština: Slovenština
Cymraeg: Slofaceg
davvisámegiella: Slovákiagiella
dolnoserbski: Słowakska rěc
español: Idioma eslovaco
Esperanto: Slovaka lingvo
euskara: Eslovakiera
Fiji Hindi: Slovak bhasa
føroyskt: Slovakiskt mál
français: Slovaque
Frysk: Slowaaksk
Gaelg: Slovackish
Gagauz: Slovak dili
Gàidhlig: Slòbhacais
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Slovakia-ngî
հայերեն: Սլովակերեն
hornjoserbsce: Słowakšćina
hrvatski: Slovački jezik
Bahasa Indonesia: Bahasa Slowakia
íslenska: Slóvakíska
italiano: Lingua slovacca
עברית: סלובקית
Basa Jawa: Basa Slowak
kalaallisut: Slovakimiusut
kaszëbsczi: Słowacczi jãzëk
қазақша: Словак тілі
kernowek: Slovakek
Kinyarwanda: Igisilovaki
Kiswahili: Kislovakia
Кыргызча: Словак тили
latviešu: Slovāku valoda
Lëtzebuergesch: Slowakesch
lietuvių: Slovakų kalba
Limburgs: Slowaaks
Lingua Franca Nova: Slovensce (lingua)
lumbaart: Lengua slovacca
македонски: Словачки јазик
მარგალური: სლოვაკური ნინა
Bahasa Melayu: Bahasa Slovak
монгол: Словак хэл
Nederlands: Slowaaks
Norfuk / Pitkern: Slowarkyan
norsk: Slovakisk
norsk nynorsk: Slovakisk
occitan: Eslovac
олык марий: Словак йылме
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Slovak tili
پنجابی: سلواک
Piemontèis: Lenga slovaca
Tok Pisin: Tok Slovakia
português: Língua eslovaca
Qaraqalpaqsha: Slovak tili
română: Limba slovacă
Runa Simi: Isluwakya simi
русиньскый: Словеньскый язык
саха тыла: Словаак тыла
Gagana Samoa: Fa'aSolovak
Simple English: Slovak language
slovenčina: Slovenčina
slovenščina: Slovaščina
словѣньскъ / ⰔⰎⰑⰂⰡⰐⰠⰔⰍⰟ: Карпатьскословѣньскъ ѩꙁꙑкъ
ślůnski: Słowacko godka
српски / srpski: Словачки језик
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Slovački jezik
suomi: Slovakki
svenska: Slovakiska
Türkçe: Slovakça
Türkmençe: Slowak dili
українська: Словацька мова
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: سلوۋاك تىلى
vepsän kel’: Slovakan kel'
Tiếng Việt: Tiếng Slovak
Winaray: Eslobako
ייִדיש: סלאוואקיש
Zeêuws: Slowaoks
žemaitėška: Sluovaku kalba