Montenegrin language

South Slavic language of Montenegro

Montenegrin (/ˌmɒntɪˈnɡrɪn/ MON-tə-NEE-grən; crnogorski / црногорски) is a normative variety of the Serbo-Croatian language.[5]

crnogorski / црногорски
Native toMontenegro
Cyrillic (Montenegrin alphabet)
Latin (Montenegrin alphabet)
Yugoslav Braille
Official status
Official language in
Recognised minority
language in
 Bosnia and Herzegovina[1]
Mali Iđoš municipality (Vojvodina, Serbia)[2]
Regulated byBoard for Standardization of the Montenegrin Language
Language codes
ISO 639-2cnr [3]
ISO 639-3cnr [4]
Linguaspherepart of 53-AAA-g
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  1. Council of Europe: [1] (in English)
  2. "Serbian Montenegrins Demand Official Language Rights". 7 August 2017.
  3. "ISO 639-2 Language Code List - Codes for the representation of names of languages (Library of Congress)".
  4. "cnr - ISO 639-3".
  5. Šipka, Danko (2019). Lexical layers of identity: words, meaning, and culture in the Slavic languages. New York: Cambridge University Press. p. 201. doi:10.1017/9781108685795. ISBN 978-953-313-086-6. LCCN 2018048005. OCLC 1061308790. S2CID 150383965. the Montenegrin language (one of the four ethnic variants of Serbo-Croatian)