5.500.000 speakers
10 language specific characters
ISO 639 code: hrv
(‰ based on 249.954.376 letters)
Croatian is a South Slavic language spoken mainly in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Serbian province of Vojvodina and ther neighbouring countries by about 5.5 million people.
The oldest texts in Croatian date back to the 11th century and were written in the Glagolitic alphabet, mainly in Croatia. The earliest text in the Latin alphabet dates from 1345. The Glagolitic alphabet was eventually replaced by the Latin alphabet in Croatia. Up to the mid 19th century there was no standard written form of Croatian, but there was extensive literature in different dialects. In 1850 a group of Serbian and Croatian writers and linguists decided to create a standard written form based on the widely-used Štokavian dialect.
Croatian contains many words of Latin and German origin but many new Croatian words are created by combining and adapting existing ones.
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twin brothers
older brothers
sample text

Ne budi kukavica, ako si slavuj.Ne budi slavuj ili vrabac ako si pas. Svatko može proizvesti zvuk. Mi smo Underware.

translation kindly provided by Marko Dugonjic