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Title: Czech spoken in Bohemia and Moravia
Author: Šárka Šimáčková
Institution: Palacký University Olomouc
Author: Václav Jonáš Podlipský
Institution: Palacký University Olomouc
Author: Kateřina Chládková
Institution: University of Amsterdam
Linguistic Field: Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: Czech
Abstract: As a western Slavic language of the Indo-European family, Czech is closest to Slovak and Polish. It is spoken as a native language by nearly 10 million people in the Czech Republic (Czech Statistical Office n.d.). About two million people living abroad, mostly in the USA, Canada, Austria, Germany, Slovakia, and the UK, claim Czech heritage (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic 2009). However, it is not known how many of them are native speakers of Czech.

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