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Macedonian uses the Cyrillic alphabet but still has close links to other Slavic languages which use the Latin alphabet. There is no definite article in Slavic languages, which means that a noun, say, 'book', could mean just 'book', 'a book' or 'the book'. Try it out with uTalk for immediate results.§

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Where Is It Spoken?

Republic of Macedonia

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Slavic

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Fun facts about Macedonian

Street signs in the Republic of Macedonia are usually given in both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. §

There’s a Macedonian proverb: ‘If my neighbour is happy, my own work will go easier too’.§

The name Macedonia derives from the ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedonia which in turn was named after the Greek adjective μακεδνός, makednós, for ‘tall’. From this, experts speculate that the original Macedonians were considered either ‘tall’ or ‘highlanders’.

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