Slovenian etymology

Similarities between Slovenian and other Slavic languages

There are several similarities and differences between Slovenian and other Slavic languages. Slavic languages are part of  the Indo-European languages.…

Slovenian Emigrants Worldwide

As with almost all countries in the world, Slovenian emigrations occurred in historic times. The causes were diverse, from political,…

Slovenian Minorities in Neighbouring Countries

Slovenian minorities, known as ‘Zamejci’, or foreigners in English, are those who live ‘za mejo’, literally, ‘behind the (national) border’…

Foreign words influencing the Slovenian language

Denizens are words that came from other languages and are now completely adapted to the Slovenian language. They are pronounced,…

Slovenian Slang: “Kako kul ste?” (How cool are you?)

Slovenian slang expressions are shared between people of about the same age. The most widespread use is among young people,…

Slovenian Dialects

The Slovenian language is a South Slavic language with around 2.5 million speakers worldwide, most of whom live in Slovenia.…

Slovenian and Sanskrit Surprising Similarities

The similarities between Slovenian and Sanskrit are surprising. Sanskrit has a phonetic script, the same as the Slovenian language. They also…