Smederevo–Vršac dialect

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Smederevo–Vršac dialect (Serbo-Croatian: Latin: Smederevsko-vršački dijalekat, Cyrillic: Смедеревско-вршачки дијалекат) a subdialect of the Shtokavian dialect of Serbo-Croatian. It is transitional between the Šumadija–Vojvodina dialect and the Kosovo–Resava dialect.[1]

Distribution[edit]

The dialect was mainly spoken in Serbia or more exactly in north-eastern part of Šumadija (between Smederevo and Kragujevac), part of Belgrade, western part of eastern Serbia around Požarevac and Veliko Gradište, and south-eastern part of Vojvodina (south-eastern Banat including the city of Vršac). Some of the speakers could be also found in eastern Banat, in Romania. It is not in use anymore.

History[edit]

The Smederevo–Vršac dialect was formed as a mixed speech of populations that spoke Šumadija–Vojvodina and Kosovo–Resava dialects.[2] It is, however, linguistically closer to the Kosovo–Resava dialect and it is sometimes classified as a sub-dialect of the Kosovo–Resava dialect.

In the past, Smederevo–Vršac dialect was spoken in much larger area.

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