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] It is the official language of Montenegro.

Montenegrin
crnogorski / црногорски
Pronunciation[tsr̩nǒɡorskiː]
Native toMontenegro
EthnicityMontenegrins
Cyrillic (Montenegrin alphabet)
Latin (Montenegrin alphabet)
Yugoslav Braille
Official status
Official language in
 Montenegro
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]
Glottologmont1282
Linguaspherepart of 53-AAA-g
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AlphabetEdit

The Montenegrin alphabet has three more letters than the Serbian one; Ś, З and Ź. Besides those letters, the Serbian and Montenegrin alphabets are the same.

Sample textEdit

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Montenegrin, written in the Latin alphabet:[6]

Sva ljudska bića rađaju se slobodna i jednaka u dostojanstvu i pravima. Ona su obdarena razumom i savješću i jedni prema drugima treba da postupaju u duhu bratstva.

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in English:[7]

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

ReferencesEdit

  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)". www.loc.gov.
  4. "cnr - ISO 639-3". www-01.sil.org.
  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)
  6. "Universal Declaration of Human Rights". ohchr.org.
  7. "Universal Declaration of Human Rights". un.org.