Croatian is part of the Indo-European family of languages. It is used by people known as Croats in Croatia, Bosnia, Burgenland, Molise, Herzegovina, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, and neighboring countries. It is also one of the official languages of the European Union. There are 5.5 million native speakers throughout the world. Even though the language is a form of Serbo-Croatian it sometimes is considered a distinct language. The language is defined in grammar books and dictionaries. It is taught at all of the universities in Croatia and one university in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Croatian uses Gaj