Language family: Indo-European >> Balto-Slavic >> Slavic >> South Slavic >> Eastern >>
Population of Native Speakers: 8-9 million
Area: Bulgaria, EU(official language)
Bulgarian (Бългapcки eзик) belongs to the South Slavic group of the Slavic Branch of the Indo-European language family. It is spoken in Bulgaria by 5.9 million people in Bulgaria(Appox. 85% of its population in total, which is 6.9 million). It is also spoken in Canada, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Turkey, Ukraine, and the U.S. Ethnologue estimates that the total number of speakers of Bulgarian worldwide is 8-9 million.
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Bulgarian is not currently taught on the IU campus, but we do have access to archived materials but it is restored yet after the server migration. Access the Foreign Services Institute Course. Learn more about Bulgarian here