Serbian language facts for kids
|Native to||Serbia and neighboring regions|
|Native speakers||12 million (date missing)|
|Writing system||Cyrillic (Serbian alphabet)
Latin (Gaj's alphabet)
|Official language in||Serbia|
|Recognised minority language in|| Croatia
|Regulated by||Board for Standardization of the Serbian Language|
|Linguasphere||part of 53-AAA-g|
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 many 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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Miroslavljevo jevanđelje (The Gospel of Miroslav), a manuscript, ca. 1186
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