|slovenčina, slovenský jazyk|
|Native to||Slovakia; minority language in Czech Republic, Serbia, Hungary|
|Native speakers||over 7 million (2001 census)|
|Official language in||
Recognised minority language in:
Slovak is an Indo-European language that belongs to the West Slavic languages (together with Czech, Polish, Silesian, Kashubian, and Sorbian).
Slovak is the official language of Slovakia, where it is spoken by 5 million people. There are also Slovak speakers in the United States, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Ireland, Romania, Poland, Canada, Hungary, Croatia, the United Kingdom, Australia, Austria, and Ukraine.