Slovenian speaking countriesSlovenian is the official language in Slovenia and is spoken in Italy 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.
As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 91 percent is in Slovenia. A total of about 2.0 million people worldwide speak Slovenian as their mother tongue.
|Slovenia||Southern Europe||yes||91.1 %||1,920,000|
|Italy||Southern Europe||no||0.2 %||118,000|
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 unlikely to be listed here.