Languages of the Balkans

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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.

Indo-European languagesEdit


Hellenic languagesEdit

Indo-Aryan languagesEdit

Slavic languagesEdit

Eastern South SlavicEdit

Transitional dialectsEdit

Western South SlavicEdit


Romance languagesEdit

Turkic languagesEdit

Extinct languagesEdit

These are the extinct languages that were once spoken in the Balkans:

See alsoEdit