In this series of articles we overview languages present in any given country. This time we are looking at the languages spoken in Croatia

The biggest languages present in Croatia include:

  • Croatian – 3.94 million speakers;
  • Serbian – 41 thousand speakers;

The sole official language of the country is Croatian.

Below you will find summaries for the languages supported by our translation services.

Croatian

Croatian belongs to the Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family. It is the sole official language of Croatia.

Croatian language summary
Number of speakers worldwide6 million
Language familyIndo-European
WritingGaj’s alphabet
Major Croatian-speaking populations in:5 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

There are major Croatian-speaking populations in 5 countries. Countries with a significant number of people speaking the language include:

  • Serbia
  • Romania
  • Croatia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Montenegro

Around 96% of the population of Croatia speak Croatian.

Writing

Croatian uses the Latin alphabet. It employs the extended version of the script, however, with 5 additional symbols. It is written from left to right.

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Serbian

Serbian is a Slavic language, closely related to Bosnian, Bulgarian, Slovak, Czech, and other languages of the same branch of the language family. It has no country-wide official status in Croatia.

Serbian language summary
Number of speakers worldwide9.50 million
Language familyIndo-European
Writing
  • Gaj’s alphabet (based on the Latin script)
  • Serbian alphabet (based on the Cyrillic script)
Major Serbian-speaking populations in:5 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

There are major Serbian-speaking populations in 5 countries. Examples of countries, where Serbian has a major presence, include:

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Montenegro
  • Austria
  • Germany

Less than a quarter of the population speaks Serbian in Croatia, 41 thousand people in total.

Writing

Serbian uses multiple writing systems, namely the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. For the translator to choose the correct script, it is important to indicate the target audience or the context in which it is going to be used, when ordering a translation.

Translation services

If you intend to expand to the Croatian market via the Serbian language, you might be interested in the following services:

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