Russian national language and Russian as a Second Language
Russian speaking countries include both countries with Russian national language and Russian as a second language. Check if Russian language is one of the Most Spoken Languages.
- Russian is national language of Russia.
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Second Language is a non-native language of the speaker, but used in the locality of that person.
- Russian is second language of Afganistan.
The Russian countries mentioned under Russian Speaking countries are the countries where majority of people speak Russian language.
Russian as minority language
Countries with Russian as minority language are also included in Russian speaking countries.
- Russian is spoken as minority language in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Poland, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
Along with Russian speaking countries check out Russian speaking population. The language spoken by minority of the population of a territory is called minority language.
- Continent wise Russian speaking countries mainly lie in Asia, Europe.
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Russian Regulator and Facts
Many world languages have one or more language regulators. The bodies that regulate standard languages are usually called language academies. Official organizations that regulate Russian language are Russian regulators. Russian is regulated by Russian Academy, Russian Language Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The regulatory bodies of Russian lie in Russian speaking countries. Some of the interesting facts of Russian:
- In Russian language, the words are not pronounced as they are written.
- In Russian language, there are only 200,000 words out of which only few words are used and due to this many words have more than one meaning.
The Russian language is derived from Proto-Slavic Vocabulary and is closely related to Ukrainian and Belarusian Languages.