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Slovenian speaking countries

Slovenian is the official language in Slovenia and is spoken in 1 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Slovenian language (native name: Slovenski Jezik, Slovenščina) has its roots in the Indo-European language family.

With a share of around 91%, it is most widespread in Slovenia. A total of about 2.0 m people worldwide speak Slovenian as their mother tongue.

Distribution Slovenian

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
SloveniaSouthern Europeyes91.1 %1,913,000
ItalySouthern Europeno0.2 %119,000


Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Slovenian 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.