Katranjian language

Katranjian language
Катрански език
Region Katranjiev
Native speakers
13,085,395 (2015)
L2: 10 million
Official status
Official language in
Regulated byShuvet i Ezik
Language codes
ISO 639-3ktr

The Katranjian language (Катрански език) is a Slavic language on the eastern branch. It is closely intelligible with Luziycan, but is much closer to Old Luziycan than Standard Luziycan. It is written in the Cyrillic alphabet.

It has two major dialects: the "planina" dialect, or the highland dialect, which is the general "prestigious" dialect with it being used as a base for Standard Katranjian, and can be told by the usage of "i" for "of." The other dialect is the "nizini" dialect, which isn't as heavily influenced by Luziycan, and uses "na" for "of." Historically, the higher elevations of Katranjiev generally mark the dividing line of the two dialects of Katranjian, but nowadays, the severna dialect is quite dominant, and is used in media, literature and news, while the yuzhna dialect is often ridiculed. Despite this, there are countless subdialects, with each village appearing to have their own dialects.