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Bulgarian speaking countries

Bulgarian is the official language in Bulgaria and is spoken in 3 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Bulgarian language (native name: български език) has its roots in the Indo-European language family.

With a share of around 77%, it is most widespread in Bulgaria. A total of about 5.6 million people worldwide speak Bulgarian as their mother tongue.

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
BulgariaEastern Europeyes76.8 %5,395,000
UkraineEastern Europeno0.3 %134,000
MoldovaEastern Europeno1.1 %39,000
CyprusWestern Asiano2.2 %26,000