East Slavic language
The Belarusian language (беларуская мова, biełaruskaja mova) is an Eastern Slavic language and an Indo-European language.
|беларуская мова / biełaruskaja mova|
|Native to||Belarus, Poland, in 14 other countries|
|10 million (2007)|
|Cyrillic (Belarusian alphabet)|
Belarusian Latin alphabet
Official language in
Poland (in Gmina Orla, Gmina Narewka, Gmina Czyże, Gmina Hajnówka and town of Hajnówka)
|Regulated by||National Academy of Sciences of Belarus|
Legend: Dark blue - territory, where Belarusian is the main language
It is spoken in Belarus and eastern Poland (in the area of Białystok). It is also spoken by Belarusians who live in other countries of Europe, Australia, and North America.
Belarusian is written by the either the Cyrillic alphabet or the Latin alphabet.
Belarusian is an Endangered language, as it has a low rate of speakers in its native countries.
- ↑ Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007
- ↑ У Падляшскім ваяводстве беларуская мова прызнана афіцыйнай
- ↑ European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages