November 29, 2021
Macedonian (Macedonian: [Македонски јазик McDenski Yazik]) is the official language of the Republic of Macedonia. Macedonian belongs to the group of Slavic languages (southern branch). The population of speakers of this language is estimated between 1.6 to 3 million.
Macedonian has been the language of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, then part of Yugoslavia, since 1945.
The first Cyrillic alphabet was used to write the Macedonian language, but was later replaced by the Cyrillic alphabet.
List of Macedonian alphabet:
The sound [ə] is also found in some Macedonian dialects or phrases.
Macedonian is a language in the South Slavic language family. The Slavs reached the Balkans in the fifth and sixth centuries AD. In the 14th century, the Ottomans invaded the Balkans, and Macedonia became part of their territory.
With the beginning of national movements in the Balkans, attention was drawn to the Slavic languages. At this time Macedonian was under the influence of neighboring languages such as Bulgarian. Macedonian has been known as an independent language since the 19th century. In the twentieth century, the Macedonian-speaking territories were divided between Bulgaria, Greece and Yugoslavia. Naturally, the official languages of these countries were taught to Macedonians, not Macedonian.
It was in 1944 that the first official Macedonian grammar was compiled. Also the first newspaper to be published in the official Macedonian language was the Nova Makedonija (New Macedonia) newspaper, which was published the same year.
Examples of Macedonian language
Здраво (ضراوُ): Hello
Good morning (good morning): Good morning
Good evening (good evening): Good evening
Good night (دُبرَ نُکی): Good night
See you (De Vidobnia): Goodbye
Yes (yes): Yes
Thank you (my blog): Thank you
I love you! (Te Sakam): I love you!
Wikipedia contributors, "Macedonian language," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?titleMacedonian_language&oldid373013157 (accessed July 14, 2010).
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