|slovenski jezik, slovenščina|
|Pronunciation||[sloˈʋenski ˈjɛzik], [sloˈʋenʃtʃina]|
|Native to||Slovenia, Italy (in Friuli Venezia Giulia), Austria (in Carinthia and Styria), Hungary (in Vas); emigrant communities in various countries|
|Native speakers||2.5 million (date missing)|
approx. 32 unstandardised dialects
|Official language in||
Regional or local official language in:
Slovenian belongs to the group of South Slavic languages. It is spoken by approximately 2.5 million speakers worldwide, the majority of whom live in Slovenia. It is the first language of about 1.85 million people and is one of the 24 official and working languages of the European Union.