The Serbian language is part of the Slavic language family with 10 million speakers. Serbian dialects can be divided into two main groups: Shtoktavian and Torlakia. The standard language in Serbia is based on the Shtoktavian dialect.
Serbian is strongly influenced by Turkish. In fact, within the language, there are around 8000 words of Turkish origin. One feature of the Serbian language is that it is the only European language that uses both Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. Since 2006, the Cyrillic alphabet is the official script in Serbia.