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Language Data

  • Alternate names: Belarusian, Belorussian, Bielorussian, Byelorussian, White Russian, White Ruthenian; Also, in Azerbaijan: Belarusan, Belarussian; in Poland: Byelorussian, White Russian
  • Dialects: Central Belarusan, Grodnen-Baranovich, Northeast Belarusan, Polots, Slutska-Mazyrski, Slutsko-Mozyr, Southwest Belarusan, Viteb-Mogilev
  • Scriptures published: Bible (1973) New Testament (1931) Portions (1517--1995)
    The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: No information available.
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Belarus
  • Also used in: Azerbaijan, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of Moldova, Poland, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan
  • Religion: Christian, Muslim
  • Status: Statutory national language in Belarus
  • Number of users: 3,188,730 (6,720,000 in Belarus (Johnstone and Mandryk 2001); 5,210 in Azerbaijan (2000); 220,000 in Poland (Johnstone and Mandryk 2001))
  • Vitality: National

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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