Montenegrin (Crnogorski jezik / Црногорски језик)

Montenegrin is a South Slavic language spoken mainly in Montenegro by perhaps 230,000 people. It began to be considered a separate language after the break up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, and particularly since Montenegro became independent in 2006. Montenegrin became the official language of Montenegro in 2007 and a Montenegrin orthography was established in 2009. Montenegrin uses both the Latin and the Cyrillic alphabets.

Not all Montenegrins agree that the language they speak is Montenegrin, and some still call it Serbian.

Latin alphabet for Montenegrin

Latin alphabet for Montenegrin

Cyrillic alphabet for Montenegrin

Cyrillic alphabet for Montenegrin

Download an alphabet chart for Montenegrin (Excel)


Sample text (Latin)

Sva ljudska bića rađaju se slobodna i jednaka u dostojanstvu i pravima. Ona su obdarena razumom i savješću i jedni prema drugima treba da postupaju u duhu bratstva.

Sample text (Cyrillic )

Сва људска бића рађају се слободна и једнака у достојанству и правима. Она су обдарена разумом и савјешћу и једни према другима треба да поступају у духу братства.



All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Sample videos in Montenegrin


Information about Montenegrin

Online Montenegrin lessons

Slavic languages

Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Goral, Kashubian, Knaanic, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Old Church Slavonic, Polish, Russian, Rusyn, Serbian, Silesian, Slovak, Slovenian, Sorbian, Ukrainian, West Polesian

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