Rusyn language facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRusyn
|русиньскый язык; руски язик
rusîn'skyj jazyk; ruski jazik
|Native speakers||623,500 (2000–2006)e18
Census population: 70,000. These are numbers from national official bureaus for statistics:
Czech Republic – 777
|Writing system||Cyrillic script (Rusyn alphabets)
Latin script (Slovakia)
|Recognised minority language in||Czech Republic Ukraine|
|Linguasphere||53-AAA-ec < 53-AAA-e
(varieties: 53-AAA-eca to 53-AAA-ecc)
Rusyn (Rusyn: русиньска бесїда or русиньскый язык) is an East Slavic language. It is spoken by the Rusyns of Central Europe. In English, it is also called Ruthene or Ruthenian. Some linguists treat it as a distinct language. Some Ukrainian scholars think it is a dialect of Ukrainian.
Rusyn is listed as a protected language by the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia and Romania.
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Official usage of Pannonian Rusyn in Vojvodina, Serbia.
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