Croatian speaking countriesCroatian is the official language in Croatia and is spoken in 5 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Croatian language (native name: hrvatski jezik) has its roots in the Indo-European language family.
With a share of around 91%, it is most widespread in Croatia. A total of about 5.1 m people worldwide speak Croatian as their mother tongue.
|Croatia||Southern Europe||yes||91.4 %||3,699,000|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Southern Europe||no||28.8 %||945,000|
|Austria||Western Europe||no||1.6 %||143,000|
|Switzerland||Western Europe||no||1.4 %||121,000|
|Hungary||Eastern Europe||no||0.9 %||88,000|
|Slovenia||Southern Europe||no||3.2 %||67,000|
Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Croatian as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1%, are maybe not listed here.