The Bulgarian Language
In 2007, the Bulgarian language became one of the official languages of the European Union. Spoken by somewhere between 8 and 9 million native speakers, it is also the official language of Bulgaria. For its vocabulary, loan words come from Greek, Turkish, French, German, and Russian language.
In written form, Bulgarian uses the Cyrillic script, which was developed by two Bulgarian brothers. Though the majority of those who speak the language live in Bulgaria, outside of the country, speaking communities reside in Moldova, Greece, Romania, Ukraine, Hungary, Canada, and the United States.