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Serbian
српски
Pronunciation [sr̩̂pskiː]
Native to Serbia and neighboring regions
Native speakers 12 million  (date missing)
Language family
Writing system Cyrillic (Serbian alphabet)
Latin (Gaj's alphabet)
Serbian Braille
Official status
Official language in  Serbia
Recognised minority language in  Croatia
 Hungary
 Montenegro
 Slovakia
 Czech Republic
 Macedonia
 Romania
Regulated by Board for Standardization of the Serbian Language
Linguasphere part of 53-AAA-g
Map of Serbian language - official or recognized.PNG
     Countries where Serbian is an official language.      Countries where it is recognized as a minority language.

Serbian is South Slavic language spoken by Serbs, primarily in Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro and some parts of neighboring countries. It is also spoken by a large number of Serbs in diaspora, mainly in Central European countries, North America and Australia. The language is European and south slavic. This language got a complete makeover in the mid-1800s by Serbian linguist Vuk Karadžić; when it was modernized from the times of Middle Ages, when "Old Serbian" was still spoken. Total number of speakers worldwide today is estimated to be more than 12 million.

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