Bulgarian

South Slavic language
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Bulgarian language
bg
native label
български език (bulgarian)
български език‎ (bălgarski ezik) (bulgarian)
short name
болгарский (russian)
болгарська (ukrainian)
bolqarca (azerbaijani)
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coordinate location
latitude42.5
longitude25
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number of speakers
12,000,000
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Dewey Decimal Classification
491.81
Linguasphere code
53-AAA-hb
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Bulgarian language
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Wikipedia creation date
9/14/2001
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Bulgarian (/bʌlˈɡɛəriən/ (listen), /bʊlˈ-/ bu(u)l-GAIR-ee-ən; български, bălgarski, pronounced [ˈbɤɫɡɐrski] (listen)) is a South Slavic language spoken in Southeastern Europe, primarily in Bulgaria. It is the language of Bulgarians. Along with the closely related Macedonian language (collectively forming the East South Slavic languages), it is a member of the Balkan sprachbund. The two languages have several characteristics that set it apart from all other Slavic languages: changes include the elimination of case declension, the development of a suffixed definite article and the lack of a verb infinitive, but it retains and has further developed the Proto-Slavic verb system. One such major development is the innovation of evidential verb forms to encode for the source of information: witnessed, inferred, or reported. It is the official language of Bulgaria, and since 2007 has been among the official languages of the European Union. It is also spoken by minorities in several other countries.
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Bulgarian (language)
Bulgarian Language
Български
Modern Bulgarian
Bulgarian-language
ISO 639:bul
Bulgarski
Български език
ISO 639:bg
Bulgarian Philology
Bulgarian Slavic language
Bulgarian philology
Modern Bulgarian language
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бол 115
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IAB code
1045
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bg
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bg
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