Language Data

  • Alternate names: Montenegrin; Also, in Albania: Montenegrin; in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Montenegrin; in Montenegro: Montenegrin; in Turkey: Bosnian
  • Dialects: Serbian, Shtokavski, Stokavian, Torlakian
  • Scriptures published:
    • Bible (1804 — 1868)
    • New Testament (1563 — 1997)
    • Portions (1564 — 1992)
    • text online See above
    • The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: No information available.
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Serbia
  • Also used in: Albania, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Zambia
  • Religion: Christian (Orthodox)
  • Status: Statutory national language in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Recognized language in Hungary; Statutory national language in Montenegro; Statutory national language in Serbia
  • Number of users: 8,387,006 (6,620,000; 297,000 in Albania (2007); 1,480,000 in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2009); 198,000 in Montenegro (2006); 20,000 in Turkey (1980))
  • Vitality: National

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)