What language is spoken in Istria?
The Istrian language is a dialect of Croatian and is quite different from standard Croatian. The language reflects Istria's rich history with many words borrowed from Italian, and a few smatterings of German. The Croatian language has three main dialects which are divided into many sub-dialects.
Where is Istrian peninsula?
The peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Kvarner Gulf. It is shared by three countries: Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy. Croatia encapsulates most of the Istrian peninsula with its Istria County.
What is Istria known for?
What is this? The heart-shaped Istria peninsula in the north-west corner of Croatia offers unforgettable experiences like wineries, olive oil tastings, stunning Istria hilltop towns, history and activities such as paragliding, rock climbing and diving.
It was known as the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. In 1929, the name of this new nation was changed to Yugoslavia. After World War II, the former prewar kingdom was replaced by a federation of six equal republics.
Pazin is today a place where about 9000 inhabitants live and represent the administrative center of Istria ("the capital" of the Istrian county).
If you speak Russian, it will be easier for you to understand other Slavic languages, which include Ukrainian, Belorussian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, and Slovene. These three languages have an 86% lexical similarity; that is, they share 86% of the same words.