Ukrainian is an East Slavic language. It is the official state language of Ukraine and first of two principal languages of Ukrainians; it is one of the three official languages in the unrecognized state of Transnistria, the other two being Romanian and Russian. Written Ukrainian uses a variant of the Cyrillic script.
The Ukrainian language retains a degree of mutual intelligibility with Belarusian and Russian.
It is spoken by 47 million people in the world.
Map of the languages of the world.