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

The biggest languages present in Czech Republic include:

  • Czech – 10.28 million speakers;
  • Slovak – 107 thousand speakers;

The sole official language of the country is Czech.

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

Czech

Czech is a Slavic language, closely related to Polish, Macedonian, Slovene, Serbian, and other languages of the same branch of the language family. It is the sole official language of Czech Republic.

Czech language summary
Number of speakers worldwide10.70 million
Language familyIndo-European
WritingCzech alphabet
Major Czech-speaking populations in:2 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

There are major Czech-speaking populations in 2 countries. Examples of countries, where Czech has a major presence, include:

  • Slovakia
  • Czechia

Around 96% of the population of Czech Republic speak Czech.

Writing

Czech employs the Czech script, which in itself is a sub-type of the Latin script. It is written in the left-to-right fashion.

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Slovak

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

Slovak language summary
Number of speakers worldwide5.40 million
Language familyIndo-European
WritingSlovak alphabet
Major Slovak-speaking populations in:2 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

Slovak is spoken by around 5.40 million people around the world. Slovakian, and Hungarian markets, for example, might be expected to use Slovak in business and daily communications, at least ot some extent.

Less than a quarter of the population speaks Slovak in Czech Republic, 107 thousand people in total.

Writing

The Slovak alphabet is used for writing the Slovak language. Being a subset of the Latin script, it uses some non-standard characters like á, ä, č, ď, overall 16 symbols.

Translation services

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