Languages of the Balkans

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Balkan languages)
Jump to: navigation, search

This is a list of languages spoken in regions ruled by Balkan countries. With the exception of several Turkic languages, all of them belong to the Indo-European family. A subset of these languages is notable for forming a well-studied sprachbund, a group of languages that have developed some striking structural similarities over time.

Further information: Balkan language area

Indo-European languages[edit]


  • Arvanitika
    • Northwestern Arvanitika
    • Southcentral Arvanitika
    • Thracean Arvanitika
  • Gheg
  • Tosk

Hellenic languages[edit]

Romantic languages[edit]

Slavic languages[edit]

Western South Slavic[edit]

Transitional dialects[edit]

Eastern South Slavic[edit]

Indo-Aryan languages[edit]

Turkic languages[edit]

Caucasian languages[edit]

Extinct languages[edit]

These are extinct languages that were once spoken in the Balkans

See also[edit]