Total population is 2,003,584 (September 2005 est.). Slovenia's main ethnic group is Slovene (83%). Ethnic groups from other parts of the former Yugoslavia (Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Montenegrin) form 5.3%, and the Hungarian, Albanian, Roma, Italian and other minorities form 2.8% of the population. Ethnic affiliation of 8.9% was either undeclared or unknown.
The official language is Slovene (91.1%), which is a member of the South Slavic language group. Serbo-Croatian 4.5% and other or unspecified 4.4%. Hungarian and Italian enjoy the status of official languages in the ethnically mixed regions along the Hungarian and Italian borders.
Slovenian National Institutions for Language
Sektor za slovenski jezik
pri Ministrstvu za kulturo
Mag. Velemir Gjurin, vodja sektorja
Tel.: +386 (0)1 400 7959