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Slovak and Slovakian
The Slovak language also referred to as Slovakian, is spoken by around 7 million people in Slovakia and in other countries like Croatia and Bulgaria. Due to immigration, Slovakian is also spoken by people in the United States and Canada too. Slovakian developed as a result of Slavic people coming to Eastern Europe from Old Poland in the 6th Century. Along with Czech Polish, and Serbian, it became part of the Western Slavic Language Group. Slovak is a distinct language, however, Czech and Western Slovak speakers can understand each other easily.
While the language itself has not changed a lot since the 16th century, it wasn’t until the mid-19th century that a written Slovakian literary language was developed.