Map of countries of former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1945-1992) including Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia(Full name being Bosnia and Herzegovina) pablofdezr -


"The languages referred to as "Bosnian" "Croatian" and "Serbian" are one common language, albeit with different dialects."--BBC

Serbian, Bosnian, and Croatian are all close relatives belonging in the South Slavonic group of languages. They are all mutual intellegible standard varieties of Serbo-Croatian language. Before 1990, they were languages of then collasped former Socialist Federation of Yugoslavia(The area covers today's Bosnia and Herzagovia, Croatia, Kosovo(not recognized by Serbia and Serbs in Bosnia. They claimed it to be Serbian territory), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia).


800px-Flag_of_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina.svg.pngBosnia and Herzagovia 

Capital: Sarajevo, Population: 3.48 million, Area: 19.7 k sq m2

Portion of BCS: 50.1% Bosniaks, 30.8% Serbs, 15.4% Croats

Official language: Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian

125px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Croatia

Capital: Zagreb, Population: 3.87 million, Area: 21.7 k sq m2

Portion of BCS: 91.6% Croats, 3.2% Serbs, 0.6% Bosniaks

Official language: Croatian

1280px-Flag_of_Serbia.svg.png Republic of Serbia

Capital: Belgrade, Population: 6.6 million (excl. Kosovo),Area: 29.9 k sq m2(excl. Kosovo)

Portion of BCS: 83.3% Serbs, 2% Bosniaks

Official Language: Serbian

Of all the Slavonic languages, these are the easiest for English speakers to master, and are considered some of the easiest of all European languages for English speakers to pronounce.

IU offers a Slavic track major through Slavic & East European Languages and Cultures

Online BCS courses are available in Language Workshop 2023.