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This map shows the regions
of the world where Czech is commonly spoken (red circle). Czech
is in the West Slavic subfamily of Slavic languages that descended
from the Balto-Slavic branches of Indo-European. About 10 million
speakers of Czech reside in Czechoslovakia. Czech is most closely
related to modern Sorbian,
Polish, and Slovak.
In fact, it is so similar to Slovak that speakers of Czech and
Slovak can mutually understand each other. It is also closely
related to South Slavic languages like Bulgarian,
and Macedonian, and to
East Slavic languages like Ukrainian,
Belarusian, and Russian.
|Daniel M. Short originally created this
map and the other Indo-European language charts for his website at http://www.danshort.com/.
I reproduce these images here with the author's permission, but they are
copyrighted by Daniel Short as of 2002. These charts should not be reproduced
or reused without Mr. Short's approval. You may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. These images are not public domain.