Rusyn language facts for kids
|русиньский язык, русиньска бесїда rusyn’skyj jazyk, rusyn’ska besjida|
|Region||Ukraine, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Czech Republic|
Estimated: At least 600,000.
|Official language in||
|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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