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Bulgarian is an Indo-European language (which includes the Romance languages, the Germanic languages and others) and member of the Slavic linguistic group(Bulgarian was the first Slavic language to be written:around the 9th century).Today the Slavic languages are spoken by over 250 million people in eastern and central Europe,Balkan Peninsula, and in Asia. Bulgarian is a Southern Slavic language with about 12 million speakers mainly in Bulgaria, but also in other countries. Some modern Slavic languages use for writing the Latin alphabet. Other Slavic languages, among them the Bulgarian, use variations of the Cyrillic alphabet. Bulgarian is mutually intelligible with Macedonian, and closely related to Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and Slovenian. There were several versions of alphabet adopted in Bulgaria. In the 1870s the version of the alphabet with 32 letters proposed by Marin Drinov became widely used. Unlike most other Slavic tongues, Bulgarian has a definite article. This is in the form of a suffix joined to the noun. Many Turkish words were adopted into Bulgarian during the long period of Turkish invasions( 14-th and 15-th centuries).Bulgarian also has Latin words, Greek, Russian, French, Italian, German and English words.
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