Time to add Croatian?

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    The Balkans/South Slavic area is the only European region not covered at all on Duolingo.

    May I suggest we add Croatian, as it is mutually intelligible with Serbian, Bosnian and Montenegrin, but crucially still uses the Latin Alphabet so would be relatively easy to learn compared to its Cyrillic cousins. It can also be understood quite well by Slovenians and Macedonians.

    Not to mention it is now the newest member of the EU and is a rapidly growing tourist destination so I feel many would find it useful.

    April 13, 2017

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    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MuqtadirOfAkkad

    Oh my lord, I highly agree.

    The Slavic languages are really amazing and somewhat intelligible.

    April 13, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

    For avoidance of doubt for all parties, it is already there, listed under Serbo-Croatian.

    April 14, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matthew376161

    Well, for Balkan languages, there is Greek, but you're right with Slavic Balkan languages. I'd be interested in learning Croatian. It may not be easy, but it's something I want to learn. I don't think they'll add it anytime soon, but we can hope that they'll add it sometime.

    April 13, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmareloTiago

    I'm convinced. It is time for Croat!

    April 13, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/w1ndh0ek

    I hope they add it but I don't expect it to happen soon unfortunately :/

    April 14, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

    Solely from a disinterested learner standpoint, I think Serbian would be the better first choice. The Cyrillic would actually be a good thing to be able to learn, so as to be able to understand all written material in the pluri-centric language concerned. Both the Russian and Ukrainian courses can be done in Latin transliteration. For Serbian, it would make infinitely more sense, being an alphabet actually used to write the language. And if one were solely interested in Croatian, one could simply use the Latin and spend a bit of time now and again on the minor linguistic differences.

    Further thoughts on related political matters, etc. in this thread from a few days ago: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22070969

    April 14, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Espiraden

    I agree wholeheartedly. I've been waiting for Croatian for a while :)

    April 14, 2017
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