Picture: krockenmitte/photocase

Croatian speaking countries

Croatian 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 million people worldwide speak Croatian as their mother tongue.

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
CroatiaSouthern Europeyes91.4 %3,736,000
Bosnia and HerzegovinaSouthern Europeno28.8 %957,000
AustriaWestern Europeno1.6 %141,000
SwitzerlandWestern Europeno1.4 %119,000
HungaryEastern Europeno0.9 %88,000
SloveniaSouthern Europeno3.2 %66,000