Languages of the Balkans

This is a list of languages spoken in regions ruled by Balkan countries. With the exception of several Turkic languages,Circassian, all of them belong to the Indo-European family. A subset of these languages is notable for forming a well-studied sprachbund, a group of languages that have developed some striking structural similarities over time.

Further information: Balkan language area

Indo-European languages


Hellenic languages

Romance languages

Slavic languages

Western South Slavic

Transitional dialects

Eastern South Slavic

Indo-Aryan languages

Turkic languages

Caucasian languages

Extinct languages

These are extinct languages that were once spoken in the Balkans

See also

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