Macedonian Language

Macedonian Language

Macedonian (македонски јазик, makedonski jazik, ) is a South Slavic language, spoken as a first language by approximately 2–3 million people principally in the region of Macedonia and the Macedonian diaspora. It is the official language of the Republic of Macedonia and an official minority language in parts of Albania, Romania and Serbia.

Standard Macedonian was implemented as the official language of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia in 1945 and has since developed a thriving literary tradition. Most of the codification was formalized during the same period.

Macedonian dialects form a continuum with Bulgarian dialects; together in turn they form a broader continuum with Serbo-Croatian through the transitional Torlakian dialects.

The name of the Macedonian language is a matter of political controversy in Greece as is its distinctiveness in Bulgaria.

Read more about Macedonian Language:  Classification and Related Languages, Geographical Distribution, Dialects, Phonology, Grammar, Vocabulary, History, Common Expressions, Political Views On The Language

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... The name of the Macedonian language, as used by the people and defined in the constitution of the Republic of Macedonia, is "Macedonian" (македонски, makedonski) ... several other terms of reference are used when describing or referring to the language ... Some of the names use the family to which the language belongs to disambiguate it from the non-Slavic Ancient Macedonian language, an entirely different language in the Hellenic branch sometimes ...
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... The Macedonian language belongs to the eastern group of the South Slavic branch of Slavic languages in the Indo-European language family, together with Bulgarian ... The modern Macedonian language is unrelated to the Ancient Macedonian language ... Macedonian's closest relative is Bulgarian, with which it has a high degree of mutual intelligibility ...
Slavic Speakers Of Greek Macedonia - Past Discrimination
... A law was passed banning local Macedonian language ... During the Greek Civil War, areas under Communist control freely taught the newly codified Macedonian language ... Throughout this period it is claimed that the ethnic Macedonian culture and language flourished ...
Macedonian Language - Political Views On The Language - Greek View
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