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This map shows the regions
of the world where Polish is commonly spoken (red circle). Polish
is in the West Slavic family of languages, which in turn come
from the Slavic sub-branch of the Balto-Slavic branch of Indo-European.
It is most closely related to Sorbian,
Slovak, and Czech.
It is also related to East Slavic languages like Russian,
Ukrainian, and Belarusian,
and to South Slavic languages like Slovenian,
and Bulgarian. Today,
Polish is spoken by about 36 million people in Poland and 2.9
million in the United States, and smaller numbers in Russia
and other countries.
|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.