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Extinct: no
Family: Indo-European
Branch: Slavic
Continent: Asia
Country: Yugoslavia
Region: Serbia, Kossovo, and Montenegro. Also spoken in 23 other countries including Albania, Australia, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Russia (Europe), Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey (Europe).
Countries Where Spoken: 10,200,000 in Yugoslavia and Macedonia (1981 WA). Population total all countries 21,000,000 (1999 WA). Albania, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, Bosnia- Herzegovina.
Countries Where Official: Yugoslavia
Native Speakers: 10,200,000
Speakers Total: 21,000,000
Phrasebase members who speak Serbian at a native level: 1,281
Phrasebase members who speak Serbian at a conversational level: 1,281
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Serbian: 1,519
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Serbian: 1,748
Three Letter Code: SRC
Summary: Speakers are Serbs, Croatians, Bosnians, Montenegrins. National language. Grammar. SVO; postpositions; genitives, articles, adjectives, numerals, relatives after noun heads; question word initial; 1 suffix; case determines subject, object; obligatory verb affixes mark person, number, gender of subject, object, other noun phrase; passive for each tense, today not commonly used; causatives marked by separate words; comparatives marked by prefix; CCVCVC, nontonal. Roman script used by Croats, both Cyrillic and Roman by Serbs and Montenegrins. Orthodox (most Serbs). Bible 1804-1968.

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