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Spread of the serbo-croat language

This smaller map removes the countries where serbo-croat is dominant. This map therefore only shows 9.7% of all speakers of serbo-croat. The territories omitted are Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina and Serbia & Montenegro.

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Serbo-Croat is an umbrella term, used to describe the closely-related languages of Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian. As the former Yugoslavia has broken down into individual states, the name Serbo-Croat is less used, and people now tend to identify each of those languages separately.

There is a combined total of roughly 16 million speakers, in at least 23 territories. Speakers are well spread throughout Europe, and there are also significant numbers in Australia and the United States.

Territory size shows the proportion of all people who speak serbo-croat as a first language that live in that territory.

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