Slavic Languages

There are 10 Slavic languages commonly spoken in the world today. How many can you name?
Native speakers according to Wikipedia. Numbers are approximate
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Last updated: February 18, 2020
First submittedDecember 6, 2015
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Native Speakers
Language
155 mil
Russian
40 mil
Polish
30 mil
Ukrainian
19 mil
Serbo-Croatian
10 mil
Czech
Native Speakers
Language
9 mil
Bulgarian
7.6 mil
Belarusian
5.5 mil
Slovak
2.1 mil
Slovenian
2 mil
Macedonian
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Level 63
May 10, 2016
Interesting that you're from Serbia and that you made a quiz related to your native tongue. Also, cool quiz!
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Level 74
May 11, 2016
Thank you :)
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Level 75
May 11, 2016
Да, лепо квиз! Шта је дефиниција "Славиц" језику?
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Level 63
May 11, 2016
This video could explain from Langfocus
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Level 74
May 11, 2016
It is incorrect, but I can understand it :) I wanted to give you a deffinition, but I just saw video from comment above and as a Slav I can agree with facts from research of its maker.
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Level 63
May 11, 2016
Video approved by a Slav.
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Level 58
Jul 4, 2021
As a Slav I can agree with the video too :)
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Level 65
May 11, 2016
Haha, at first I wrote "slavic" instead of "slovak".
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Level 71
Jun 20, 2016
Having traveled to the countries of and studied some of these languages, I am utterly embarrassed that I didn't even know Bulgarian was Slavic!
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Level 23
Dec 8, 2016
It was the last one I remembered! Completely forgot about it but then rememberred that it has Cyrillic, so it has to be Slavic! :)
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Level 70
Jun 21, 2017
Lots of languages are or were written in Cyrillic but aren't Slavic. Mongolian and the Turkic languages of the countries of the FSU first came to mind.
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Level 69
Jun 20, 2016
Aaaand cue the Serbian/Croatian language controversy...
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Level 74
Jun 20, 2016
It is not. Simply, it is one language.
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Level 66
Jun 20, 2016
It's not one language by any standard. Serbo-croatian was a political idea and it's sad that you promote it still today.
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Level 67
Jan 16, 2019
I thought it was political that there are supposedly different languages. (Like each country wanting to have a language to call their own)
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Level 58
Jun 20, 2016
@DorkmeisterBlu You called it!
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Level 75
Jul 22, 2016
Serbian and Croatian are as different as US English and UK English. Put a native speaker of each in a room together and they would understand each other with minimal problems. Same language.
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Level 66
Aug 26, 2016
Then same goes for Bulgarian and Macedonian.
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Level 74
Aug 27, 2016
Bulgarian and Macedonian are not that similar like Serbian and Croatian. But they can for sure understand each other very well.
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Level 57
Jul 4, 2021
that mean's at most they're dialects of the same language...
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Level 32
Jun 20, 2016
dobar kviz!
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Level 74
Jun 20, 2016
Hvala :)
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Level 82
Jun 20, 2016
Almost missed one - kept typing Ukrainian without the first i.
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Level 34
Feb 23, 2017
Same! I was getting so frustrated! lol
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Level 67
Jan 16, 2019
had that on another quiz. Now I know. But I still missed ukraine haha, got all the others, could think of any more..
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Level 60
Jun 20, 2016
What about Sorbian (Upper and Lower), Rusyn and Kashubian? (yes, Slav here ;) )
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Level 28
Jul 29, 2016
And Silesian (yes another Slav here)?
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Level 53
Jun 21, 2016
What about Sorbian, the slavic minority language spoken in Germany?
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Level 74
Jun 21, 2016
First version of this quiz had Sorbian, but it is removed beacuse of 50000 native speakers.
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Level 45
Jun 22, 2016
I at least tried Sorbic ...

Also struggled with the English form of Weißrussisch and missed Macedonia when browsing through former YU.

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Level 60
Jun 23, 2016
Maybe adding Sorbian and/or Rusyn and/or Kashubian would be a nice idea? Quizzes here are not only all about points, but we can also learn something new. Maybe some people fter taking the quiz would read a little bit about Sorbs, Rusyns and Kashubs and find it interesting?

Anyway, Slava! :)

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Level 15
Jun 29, 2016
Nice quiz. But technically, the absence of languages like Rusyn, Kashubian and Upper and Lower Sorbian makes the quiz incorrect, because these are very much Slavic, and are very much "in the world". They may not be as "commonly spoken" as the ones you've listed, but then that raises the question of how common is common enough.

If you wish to avoid adding those languages, I suggest you set a more specific criterion for inclusion. For example, you could specify that only languages with 1,000,000+ speakers qualify, or that only official or national languages of countries qualify.

Indeed, some debate exists about whether the said languages are actually languages or dialects, but for that matter, the same applies for the varieties of Serbo-Croatian and for Macedonian too.

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Level 58
Nov 22, 2020
Yes, I also think that would be nice. I'm part Sorbian and of course tried at first but seeing the lowest number is 2m I knew it was gonna be incorrect. Anyway, it would definitely be an interesting addition for those who have never heard of these smaller languages. Most of my German friends don't even know that Sorbs exist, which is kinda sad.
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Level 33
Mar 23, 2017
Lol I was like: "Montenegroanioan"
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Level 44
Aug 20, 2017
But Bosnian?
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Level 74
Aug 20, 2017
What about it?
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Level 57
May 13, 2018
Serbian and Croatian are two languages, not just one. The grammar is different, vocabulary is around 30 % completely different. Some may say that they sound similar, but also we can say for danish, norwegian and swedish.
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Level 74
May 14, 2018
Yeah right.
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Level 61
May 5, 2021
Gramatika razlicita??? Sta lupetas ti, sine? Gramatika je potpuno ista, ali je svakog dana sve razlicitija, jer menjate srpski jezik da bi dobili svoj...Ti mi pricas o danskom i finskom jeziku, a iz svog Sibenika nisi izasao ni da kupis mleko!
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Level 83
Oct 18, 2018
TIL the Baltic country languages are not Slavic.
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Level 58
Jul 14, 2020
Latvian and Lithuanian are, in fact, Baltic languages! Estonian, on the other hand, is closely related to Finnish and also related to Hungarian. They all have Slavic influences but mainly from Soviet times, the languages themselves are largely unrelated and only sound like it to non-Slavs/Balts.
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Level 70
Nov 9, 2018
Is Montenegrin not considered its own language?
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Level 74
Nov 9, 2018
There is no such a thing like Montenegrin language. They speak pure Serbian.
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Level 74
Dec 22, 2018
Ljudevit Gaj ''Danica'' 1846 godine- Sav svijet zna i priznaje da smo mi književnost ilirsku podigli; nu nama još iz daleka nije na um palo ikada potvrditi da to nije srpski već ilirski jezik; pa se ponosimo i hvalimo Bogu velikom što mi Hrvati s braćom Srbljima sada jedan književni jezik imamo.
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Level 74
Dec 22, 2018
Ljudevit Gaj - Kako da se prepiremo što je kod Srbljah narodno, što li nije, kod Srbljah, u kojih od oltara do čobana ništa biti ne može što ne bi narodno bilo: kod Srbljah, od kojih mi jezik u svojoj mudrosti i u svom bogatstvu, i običaje u svojoj izvrsnosti i svojoj čistoći učiti moramo ako hoćemo da ilirski život obnovimo.
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Level 74
Dec 22, 2018
Možemo da govorimo argumentima, a ne da se vređamo.
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Level 66
May 6, 2020
Macedonian and Bulgarian are not slavic!
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Level 74
May 6, 2020
Oh, they are.
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Level ∞
Jun 27, 2021
The quiz is accurate:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macedonian_language

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgarian_language

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Level 48
Jun 23, 2020
Bosnian does not equal neither Serbian neither Croatian!
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Level 57
Nov 22, 2020
Belarusian is spelled like Byelorussian, not Belarusian also, it's not Slovenian it's Slovene.
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Level ∞
Jun 27, 2021
This quiz is in English. The variations which you have mentioned are accepted as type-ins.
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Level 30
Jul 4, 2021
How did you make that hyperlink in the description?
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Level 49
Jul 4, 2021
Why is Ukranian not accepted?
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Level 63
Jul 4, 2021
Ukrainian - not Ukranian
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Level 48
Jul 4, 2021
You forgot to add Yiddish. Isn't that a Slavic language too?
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Level 44
Jul 4, 2021
no, what??? yiddish is germanic
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Level 22
Jul 4, 2021
Macedonia is not Slavic.
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Level 74
Jul 5, 2021
Says who?

The quizmaker is kind enough to provide a source. Wikipedia agrees with him. If you feel the need to argue the position, you could at least try to make the effort of presenting an argument. Even if it's a feeble one.

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Level 17
Jul 5, 2021
Cheers practice, greetings from POLAND
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Level 55
Jul 5, 2021
Four minutes is very generous. Still, nice quiz.