Bulgaria Languages

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Bulgarian is the primary and official language and nearly all inhabitants speak it. Half of the Turkish population speaks Turkish as a native language, bu most also speak Bulgarian. [1]Bulgarian is a southern Slavic tongue and is written in the Cyrillic alphabet similar to the alphabet used in Russian. Minority groups speak their own languages. Records were kept in Bulgarian, Turkish, Greek, and Old Church Slavonic.[2]

For word lists and help researching in Bulgarian records, see:

Bulgarian Online Language Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. CultureGrams 2008 World Edition, Republic of Bulgaria, (N.p.: Omnigraphics, 2007).
  2. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Bulgaria,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1991-1998.