Picture Languages

Slovenian speaking countries

Slovenian 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.
Distribution Slovenian

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
SloveniaSouthern Europeyes91.1 %1,920,000
ItalySouthern Europeno0.2 %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.