Slovenian or Slovene is the official language of Slovenia, a country which achieved its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the former Yugoslavia.
It is a member of the South Slavic group of languages and is spoken by around 2.5 million people, most of whom live in Slovenia.
It is written in a modified version of the Latin script.
Slovenia can offer the tourist great variety from the mountains in the northwestern part of the country popular for skiing and hiking, to medieval castles, coastal resorts on the Adriatic and a spectacular system of caves. Locals will be impressed by your efforts to learn the language.