Government Type: Parliamentary republic
Total Area: 7,827 Square Miles
20,273 Square Kilometers
Location: south Central Europe, Julian Alps between Austria and Croatia
Language: Slovenian 92%, Serbo-Croatian 6.2%, other 1.8%
Slovenian 92%, Serbo-Croatian 6.2%, other 1.8%. The official language is Slovene, a Slavic language. The language has a special language construct that indicates two people or things, separate to singular and plural. Slovene uses Roman characters, but excludes q,w,and x. The oldest documents preserved date back to 1000 AD. Slovene resisted the pressure to "Germanize" the language. The next most used language is English.
The Slovenian People
Slovenes smile, shake hands and greet each other with Kako se imate? (How are you?). The casual term is kako se imas? Sometimes Slovenes nod their head when shaking hands. If their hand is not clean, they will use a verbal greeting, apologizing for not shaking hands. Women are called Gospa (madam), and men Gospod (Mister). The degree of formality is reflected in the use of different pronouns- vi or ti for you. When parting or leaving a room, people usually say Na svidenja or adijo.