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CZECH


Czech is the only official language of the Czech Republic, and it is spoken by about 96% of the population of Czech Republic. Besides this, other languages can be heard here, particularly Slovak, German, Polish and Romany. Czech is the official language in the Czech Republic. Home speakers also live in Slovakia and some scattered communities can be found in Poland, Croatia, Austria and Ukraine.

 

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History

The oldest records in the language are Czech glosses appearing in Latin and German texts of the 12th century. There was no standardized Czech language during the Old Czech period (11th–14th century), although the literary language became increasingly uniform during the Middle Czech period (15th–16th century), especially because of the innovations made in Czech orthography by the religious reformer Jan Hus. Toward the end of this period (in 1593), the Czech Bible translation became the standard of usage.

 

Official status

Czech is also one of the 23 official languages in the European Union(since May 2004).Czech can also be used in all official proceedings in Slovakiaas granted by Article 6 of Slovak Minority Language Act 184/1999 Zb.

 

Formation of Czech language

This language is formed from Indo-European languages, Slavic language into Czech-Slovak

 

Speakers

It has about 12,000,000 speakers

 

Czech language on websites

Czech language on websites ranks on 16th on its content available on net and it is 0.5% in terms of percentage.

 

Regulatory body

Institute of the Czech Language

 

References

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/149048/Czech-language

 

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