Croatian language (hrvatski jezik) is a South Slavic language which is used primarily in Croatia, by Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in neighbouring countries where Croats are autochthonous communities, and parts of the Croatian diaspora. It is sometimes classified as belonging to the Central South Slavic diasystem (also referred to as "Serbo-Croatian").
Standard Croatian is dialectally based on the Western Štokavian dialect with Ijekavian reflex of Common Slavic yat vowel. Croatian linguistic area encompasses two other major dialects, Cakavian and Kajkavian, which contribute lexically to the standard language. It is written with the Croatian alphabet, based on Latin alphabet.
The modern Croatian standard language is a continuous outgrowth of more than nine hundred years of literature written in a mixture of Croatian Church Slavonic and the vernacular language. Croatian Church Slavonic was abandoned by the mid-15th century, and Croatian as embodied in a purely vernacular literature (Croatian literature) has existed for more than five centuries. (Ref: Wikipedia)
Croatian on whatamieating.com
To find foods and foods and food-related items in whatamieating.com in Croatian you may search by any of the following terms:
Balkan Balkans Croat Croatia Croatian Former Hrvatska Hrvatskan Ionjac Jugoslavia Jugoslavian Serbia Serbian Serbo- Yugoslavia Yugoslavian
These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages. The traveller may not be precisely certain which language is in use, and can search using other terms such as "Jugoslavia''.
You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of sturgeon, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'Balkan sturgeon' and then click on 'Translate from English'
One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so other searches, such as 'Yugoslavia' should result in a successful search.
Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.
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