Belarusian

Belarusian (also known as white Russian) has between 6 and 9 million speakers in Belarus and surrounding countries.

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Belarusian

The Belarusian alphabet is written in a version of cyrillic. Surface Languages allows you to learn either using Cyrliic or by using a romanized version of the Belarusian aplhabet.

Belarusian has historically been written using the Latin (and arabic) alphanets. Łacinka is the common name of the several historical alphabets used to write Belarusian (Cyrillic) text in Latin or romanized script. Łacinka is similar to the Sorbian alphabet, incorporating features of the Polish and Czech alphabets including diacritics such as ś and ż.

Belarusian is closely related to Russian and distinguished by a characteristic sound pattern and large numbers of Polish loan words.

Most (almost all?) Belarussians also speak Russian fluently - perhaps in a way comparable to the use of Welsh in Wales.

Resources

Belarusian Phrases ordered by topic.
Fundamentals of modern Belarusian vitba.org/fofmb/introduction.html

Learning Method

Original

Language family

East Slavic

Belarusian
Russian
Ukrainian

Related languages

Bosnian
Bulgarian
Croatian
Czech
Macedonian
Polish
Slovak