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Can you name all the countries where a majority of the population speaks a Slavic language?
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level 60
Jul 9, 2017
Well, I got all but one correct, but I truly do not understand what "Slavic country" or "Slavic language" means and why some of former USSR and former Yugoslavia countries are listed, while others are not. Prior to their break ups, were USSR and Yugoslavia "Slavic countries" or not? Could a country be only "part Slavic"? -- as this is what this would imply. Guess I'll look it up.
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level 67
Jul 10, 2017
You can find it in the source of this quiz.
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level 68
Jul 10, 2017
I think some "slavic countries" might be missing because the cited map focuses on European countries only
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level 62
Jul 10, 2017
There are no Slavic countries outside of Europe.
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level 67
Jul 10, 2017
As a Slav I can agree with this map.
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level 70
Jul 10, 2017
"Can you name all the countries where a majority of the population speaks a Slavic language?" I think this is quite clear and a logical choice. Maybe it wasn't there at first.
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level ∞
Jul 11, 2017
It was
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level 53
Nov 10, 2017
The other former Yugoslav and former USSR countries do not speak Slavia languages and some of them are not even racially Slavs. That's why they are not in this quiz - which is 100% correct.
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level 60
Nov 10, 2017
Slavs are a broad ethnic group that speak related languages (like how Germans, Dutch, Danish, English, etc. speak related Germanic languages). Slavic people mostly live in Eastern and south/central Europe, but not every country there is majority Slavic. Austrians are Germanic, not Slavic; Hungarians are not Slavic, neither are Romanians or Greeks. If you look at Slavic languages, there is a decent degree of mutual intelligibility, especially from languages that border each other. Croatian and Serbian are almost the same language, and Ukrainian, Russian, and Belarussian are all very similar as well. In the former Soviet/Russian empire territory, some lands were settled mostly by Slavs, some have mixed populations of Slavs and non-Slavs, such as Kazakhstan and Latvia (which have a lot of ethnic Russians). Armenians and Georgians, for example, are their own ethnic groups that speak languages unrelated to Russian/Ukrainian/other Slavic languages.
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level 68
Nov 10, 2017
I never would have guessed Moldova wasn't Slavic.
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level 43
Nov 10, 2017
Moldovans speak Romanian.
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level 70
Nov 10, 2017
To be precise, Armenian is an Indo-European language and thus IS related to Slavic languages.
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level 68
Nov 11, 2017
For clarification, I wasn't trying to argue that Moldovan was slavic but rather expressing my ignorance of the language and its associated group.
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level 56
Nov 11, 2017
Armenian is it's own branch of the IE Family though, so even though it is related to the other IE languages, it's alphabet, grammar system and vocab are unique enough to classify it by itself (same goes with Albanian)
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level 64
Nov 11, 2017
Not to mention that the IE family contains such a huge and diverse spectrum of languages, which makes it more practical to use the sub-branches to classify languages. It's like saying Hindi and English are related because they are in the same family. Well, they are, but very, very distantly so.
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level 73
Nov 14, 2017
Romanian is very similar to Italian. Though just because a people speak a language doesn't necessarily mean anything beyond that. I mean... most Inuit people speak English these days. Does that make them English? By the standard of this quiz, yes. But people get it into their head, thanks to tribal concepts like nationalism and race, that ethnic groups are discrete and permanent when in reality they are constantly changing and always bleeding into each other. See this map for example and see that Romanians, Bulgarians, Hungarians and Slovaks are indeed pretty damn similar in spite of not speaking languages that are closely related.
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level 33
Nov 10, 2017
im russian.so there are my brothers!хей слав
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level 49
Mar 5, 2018
And I'm Polish! Hi brother!
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level 49
Nov 10, 2017
no kosovo
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level 66
Nov 10, 2017
Most people in Kosovo speak albanian.
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level 56
Nov 11, 2017
Yeah, especially after that kicked most of the Serbs out
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level 13
Nov 10, 2017
I got all of them except Russia! :p
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level 46
Nov 10, 2017
easy! :)
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level 34
Nov 10, 2017
great quiz
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level 46
Nov 10, 2017
Is this by native or total, because I think most Kazakhs can speak Russian at least as a second language.
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level 70
Nov 10, 2017
Must be only native speakers, otherwise (almost?) all ex-USSR would be included.
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level 56
Nov 10, 2017
How exactly do more people get Slovenia than Russia...
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level 70
Nov 10, 2017
They don't actually know what Slavic means and just enter Slovenia and Slovakia?
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level 56
Nov 12, 2017
Russia was actually the last one I got because I had a brain fart, and thought "No, they're Cyrillic..." then I remembered that Cyrillic is only the alphabet. And that I am an idiot.
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level 63
Nov 12, 2017
You're clever enough that the alphabet is Cyrillic and not "Russian". As someone coming from another country with the same alphabet, who's getting tired of explaining its name, I salute you! :)
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level 70
Nov 10, 2017
Here you go, more Slavic quizzes:
Countries with Slavic speakers (including non-native speakers)
Countries with a Slavic Official Language (including regions, municipalities etc)
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level 48
Nov 11, 2017
Done with 1:49, and yes, I'm slav
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level 48
Nov 12, 2017
How is it that Romania and Albania aren't considered part of this list?
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level 63
Nov 12, 2017
In neither of this countries the majority of the population speaks a Slavic language. How is it that you didn't read the discussion above before commenting?
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level 73
Nov 14, 2017
That's sort of how we do things around here.
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level 43
Nov 14, 2017
Nice tidy quiz, but WHY OH WHY can't I deal with having the "West Slavs" on the right side and the "East Slavs" on the left. If only it were reversed!
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