Croatian is a South Slavic language spoken mainly in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Serbian province of Vojvodina and their neighboring countries by about 5.5 million people. The oldest texts in Croatian date back to the 11th century and were written in the Glagolitic alphabet. The Glagolitic alphabet was eventually replaced by the Latin alphabet. Up to the mid-19th century there was no standard written form of Croatian, but there was extensive literature in different dialects. In 1850 a group of Serbian and Croatian writers and linguists decided to create a standard written form based on the widely-used Štokavian dialect.

Standard Croatian is based on the most widespread dialect of Serbo-Croatian, which is also the basis of Standard Serbian, Bosnian, and Montenegrin. Serbo-Croatian was standardized in the mid-19th-century by the Vienna Literary Agreement between Croatian and Serbian writers and philologists. Although both were based on the same Shtokavian sub dialect, called Eastern Herzegovinian, there were some differences between Croatian and Serbian. In the 20th century, Serbo-Croatian served as the official language of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, and later as one of the official languages of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

The breakup of Yugoslavia affected language attitudes. Today, use of the term “Serbo-Croatian” is controversial due to the prejudice that nation and language must match.

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A Croatian Proverb: Čega nema, ne može se ni uzeti.

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

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