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Gradišćanskohrvatski jezik (Burgenland Croatian)
(2,236 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 Croatian is decreasing rapidly.


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Houtzagers, Peter, “Gradišćanskohrvatski jezik (Burgenland Croatian)”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief: Marc L. Greenberg, General Editor: Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032166>
First published online: 2020

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