Map of Serbia and Croatia


"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.png Flag of Bosnia and Herzagovia

Mainly used by Bosniaks in Bosnia and Herzagovina


125px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Flag of Croatia

Mainly used by Croatians in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzagovina, and northern Serbia


1280px-Flag_of_Serbia.svg.png Flag of the Republic of Serbia

Mainly used by Serbs in Serbia(including the controversial Kosovo), Bosnia and Herzagovia


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. Occassionally, there are summer intensive studies through the IU Language Workshop