Slavic languages facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSlavic
|Throughout Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia
|ISO 639-2 and 639-5:
Countries where an East Slavic language is the national language
Countries where a West Slavic language is the national languageCountries where a South Slavic language is the national language
The Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages) are the largest language family of the Indo-European group. Slavic languages and dialects are spoken in Central, Eastern Europe, the Balkans and northern Asia.
List of Slavic languages
East Slavic languages
These languages are usually written with the Cyrillic alphabet.
West Slavic languages
These languages are usually written with the Roman alphabet.
- Czech-Slovak languages
- Lechitic languages
- Upper Sorbian
- Lower Sorbian
South Slavic languages
Images for kids
Baška tablet, 11th century, Krk, Croatia.
14th-century Novgorodian children were literate enough to send each other letters written on birch bark.
10th–11th century Codex Zographensis, canonical monument of Old Church Slavonic
Map of all areas where the Russian language is the language spoken by the majority of the population.
In Spanish: Lenguas eslavas para niños
Slavic languages Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.