In 2013, Croatian was recognized by the European Union as its 24th official language when Croatia joined the EU. Around seven million people speak the language, including 95.6% of those living in Croatia who declare it their native language.
The language itself has a long history; it was first mentioned in 1275, but it took until 1847 for it to replace Latin as the official language of the Croatian government.
There are three major groups of Croatian dialect: Kajkavian, Štokavian, and Čakavian; these are then further divided into another six or seven sub-dialects. As well as being known as an official language in Croatia, Croatian is also a recognized language in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
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