Old Church Slavonic
first literary Slavic language, developed from the Slavic dialect of Thessaloniki (Solun) by Saints Cyril and Methodius
Old Church Slavonic is the language of some Eastern Orthodox churches. It was the first Slavic language for writing literature. It was made by the brothers Saints Cyril and Methodius in the 9th century.
|Old Church Slavonic|
|Old Church Slavic|
|Native to||formerly in Slavic areas, under the influence of Byzantium (both Catholic and Orthodox)|
|Era||9th–11th centuries; then evolved into several variants of Church Slavonic|
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Church Slavic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.