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Burgenland Croatian (Gradišćanskohrvatski jezik)
(2,289 words)

Burgenland Croatian is spoken in four countries to the north of Croatia by the descendants of migrants who fled in the 16th and 17th centuries due to the Ottoman invasions on the Balkans. Burgenland Croatian is interesting for historical linguists, among other reasons because it can help reconstruct the dialect picture of BCMS as it was before it was dramatically changed by mass migrations. It also has its own literary tradition. The number of speakers of Burgenland C…

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Houtzagers, Peter, “Burgenland Croatian (Gradišćanskohrvatski jezik)”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 11 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032166>
First published online: 2020

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