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This map shows the regions
of the world where Slovak is commonly spoken (red circle). About
5.1 million speakers of Slovak exist in Czechoslovakia. Slovak
is most closely related to modern Sorbian,
Polish, and Czech.
In fact, Slovak is so similar to Czech that speakers of Czech
and Slovak can mutually understand each other. Slovak 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.