kids encyclopedia robot

Rusyn language facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Rusyn
русиньскый язык; руски язик
rusîn'skyj jazyk; ruski jazik
Ethnicity Rusyns
Native speakers 623,500  (2000–2006)e18
Census population: 70,000. These are numbers from national official bureaus for statistics:

Slovakia – 33,482
Serbia – 15,626
Ukraine – 6,725
Poland – 10,000
Croatia – 2,337
Hungary – 1,113

Czech Republic – 777
Language family
Writing system Cyrillic script (Rusyn alphabets)
Latin script (Slovakia)
Recognised minority language in  Czech Republic

 Hungary  Serbia
 Slovakia

 Ukraine
Linguasphere 53-AAA-ec < 53-AAA-e
(varieties: 53-AAA-eca to 53-AAA-ecc)
Idioma rusino.PNG

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 spoken in the Transcarpathian Region of Ukraine, in northeastern Slovakia, in Vojvodina, in southeastern Poland, in Hungary and in northern Romania.

In Serbia, Rusyn is an official minority language. Since 1995, Rusyn has been an official minority language in Slovakia. In some Slovak municipalities, it is an official language.

Rusyn is listed as a protected language by the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia and Romania.

Images for kids

kids search engine
Rusyn language Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.