Croatian

General Information

  • Southern Slavic language
  • Spoken by appoximately 6 mln people (1995 census)
  • known in the past as Serbo-Croatian
  • for implications for an SLP go to Serbian as all the information provided on this webpage can be applied to both Croatian and Bosnian. 

Controversy

Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian languages are mutually intelligible and have been, due to the conjunction of historical circumstancies, all codified on essentially the same dialect. Many people say that they are all one entity otherwise known as Serbo-Croatian. (for example the University of Washington Slavic Studies Department offers a course in the Serb/Bosniak/Croat language)

Listen to an English speaker with Croatian accent

 

Original Contributor: Gosha Spiess, Winter term 2009