As one of the largest crossroads in Europe, Ukraine has a diverse array of spoken languages. More precisely, Ukrainian people speak mostly Russian and Ukrainian languages and about dialects including about the same number of subdialects.
- Spoken Languages
As one of the largest crossroads in Europe, Ukraine has a diverse array of spoken languages. Of course, Ukraine’s official language is Ukrainian, which is spoken by roughly 67 percent of the population. Ukrainian is a Slavic language and it uses a Cyrillic alphabet when committed to written form. Foreigners may find the language incredibly difficult to understand or learn, but for those of ...
- Zakarpattya Oblast
Uzhgorod (Uzhhorod in Ukrainian) is a city which is situated in Ukraine, on the Slovakian border. It gets its name from the Uzh River which flows through the middle of the city and divides it into two. On one side of the river lies the old section of the city and on the other side lies the new. Roughly translated, "Uzh" means "eel" and "horod" means "city", so the name could be literally ...
- Spoken Languages
Ukraine's official language is Ukrainian. The language makes use of the Cyrillic alphabet. Ukrainian has an impressive history originating from the ancient Old East Slavic language. Imperial Russia banned the use of Ukrainian twice, yet it survived as an integral part of the culture of Ukraine's people. Only recently has Ukrainian begun to grow again being spoken mainly in western Ukraine ...
- Lviv Oblast
The Slavic word ‘sokol’ means ‘falcon’, leading many to believe that the town of Sokal was named after this beautiful bird of prey. The town was mentioned in documents dating back to 1377, and was granted rights under the Magdeburg Law in the year 1424, allowing the residents to cut trees down for the building and development of the town. The peaceful Buh River that runs past the town ...
- Rivne Oblast
The town of Ostroh is situated next to the Horyn River, in the Rivne Oblast. At present, the population of the town is estimated at approximately 14,800 residents and is a town that was built on the foundation of education and growth. Ostroh was first mentioned in the year 1100 when it consisted of a fortress, but only started to flourish as a town from the 14th century.
The Volyn Oblast, also known as the Volynska Oblast, is situated in northwest Ukraine. The region was once a part of the historic region of Volhynia, which was home to one of the oldest Slavic settlements on the European continent. Today, the fascinating history of the Volyn Oblast shares some of that history and further adds to the region's allure.
- Volyn Oblast
If you decide to travel to the Volyn Oblast in Ukraine, you will no doubt find yourself in the region's administrative center, Lutsk. Lutsk is located near the Styr River in the north western part of Ukraine at the center of the Lutsky Raion, or district, and has a population of approximately 206 000 people. What is perhaps most remarkable about the city is that it enjoys a long and involved ...