Montenegro has one official language, specified in the Constitution of 22 October 2007. In 2011 36.97% of the population declared Montenegrin their native language, while the majority declared Serbian to be their native language. By language standards, Montenegrin is still regarded as a dialect of Serbian language within what is called Serbo-Croatian.
Additionally, there are nearly 135 Italians in Montenegro today, concentrated in the Bay of Kotor (the venetian Cattaro) and the coast: they are the descendants of the venetian speaking population of the areas around Cattaro that belonged for many centuries to the Republic of Venice.
The Montenegrin language is written in Latin and Cyrillic alphabets, but there it is a growing political movement that wants to use officially only the Latin alphabet when Montenegro will enter the European Union.