Languages of the Republic of Macedonia


Languages of the Republic of Macedonia

Languages of
country = Macedonia
official = Macedonian
regional = Albanian, Turkish, Aromanian, Serbian, Romany

The official and most widespread language in the Republic of Macedonia is Macedonian.

The languages of Macedonia correspond with the various ethnic groups, There are approximately 1,300,000 native speakers of Macedonian and 500,000 native speakers of Albanian. The rest are in smaller numbers: 100,000 Turkish native speakers, 50,000 Romani, 10,000 speakers of Aromanian and 50,000 speakers of the various standards of Serbo-Croatian.

Many minority languages are co-official in many cities and municipalities ("opštini"). Albanian is co-official in Tetovo, Brvenica, Vrapčište and other municipalities. Turkish is co-official in Centar Župa and Plasnica. Romani in Šuto Orizari and Aromanian in Kruševo. Serbian is also co-official in Čučer-Sandevo [http://www.stat.gov.mk/pdf/kniga_13.pdf] .

Many people speak a foreign Language. Most of the older population has knowledge of Serbian, French and German. Russian is also well known. Amongst the younger population English is extremely common, along with knowledge of Serbian and some German.

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