Pronunciation xř̩ʋaːtskiː
Spoken in Croatia, Bosnia, Republic of Ragusa
Total speakers c. 2 million (?)
Language family Indo-European
  • Balto-Slavic
    • Slavic
      • South Slavic
        • Western
          • Serbo-Croatian
            • Croatian
Writing system Latin, Cyrillic, Glagolitic
Official status
Official language in Republic of Ragusa
Regulated by None so far
Language codes
ISO 639-1 hr
ISO 639-2 hrv
ISO 639-3 hrv

Croatian is the native language of the majority of the population in Croatia, Bosnia and the Grand Republic of Ragusa. Although mutually intelligible with Serbian to some extent it is considered a different language due to non-linguistic reasons, primarily religious and political.

Ragusan dialect

Ragusan is the primary dialect of the Grand Republic of Ragusa. It is a novoshtokavian jekavian dialect with large influences from Romance languages, Latin, Italian and Dalmatian.


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