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10 000 Pristina,Kosovo
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Quick Facts

- Official Languages in Kosovo are Albanian and Serbian.

- Language of any community that constitutes five (5) per cent of the total population in any municipality will have the status of an official language.

- Language of any community that constitutes three (3) or more per cent of the total population in any municipality or has been traditionally spoken in a municipality can be used as a language in official use.
 
- In Prizren municipality, Turkish language has a status of an official language, as the traditional language.

Welcome to the webpage of the Office of Language Commissioner

The webpage of the Office of Language Commissioner provides detailed information on issues related to official languages and languages in official use in the territory of republic of Kosovo.

This office is comprised by an energetic team that actively works in implementing the mandate of the office, to protect and promote community languages and to ensure fair use of all languages in Kosovo.

Also, this office is committed that official languages are treated equally in all central and local institutions, independent institutions and public enterprises by respecting the law, respecting the rights of each other including the right of each individual to use own language. It is also engaged in increasing capacities throughout institutions on use of languages, offers recommendations and supports every positive initiative to advance language diversity in Kosovo. 


Office of the Language Commissioner was established in April 2012 under auspices of the  Office of the Prime Minister, pursuant to Regulation br.07/2012. The Office is mandated to oversee the implementation of the law on languages, works with institutions to improve the implementation of the law and promote and protect the right on the use of the language of all communities in Kosovo.

The Day of Roma Language is marked

On the occasion of the Romani Language Day, the Office of the Language Commissioner (OLC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) organized a roundtable with the aim of promoting and cultivating Romani language and culture in the Republic of Kosovo.more

The Workshop on Enforcement of Language Rights in Municipalities

The Office of the Language Commissioner (OLC), in cooperation with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Mission in Kosovo (OSCE), organized a one-day workshop: “Enforcement of Language Rights in Municipalities” with members of the Language Policy Network. more

In the marking of the celebration of the European Day of Languages, a multilingual interactive day was held in Prizren

Yesterday, an interactive multilingual class was organized to mark the European Day of Languages in the Prizren region. In this case, students of different communities have made presentations about the history, etymology, development and traditions of the four official languages used locally in the Prizren region, respectively the Albanian, Serbian, Bosnian and Turkish languages, as well as Romani language traditionally used in Prizren and the Gorani dialect as a native language of the Gorani of...more

The European Day of Languages Marked with Motto “Let’s Talk About Languages”

The Office of the Language Commissioner of Kosovo, in cooperation with Alliance Française and the French Embassy in Prishtina, organized a debate titled “Let’s Talk About Languages” to celebrate the European Day of Languages.more

OSCE publishes two reports on language rights

On the occasion of the European Day of Languages, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Mission in Kosovo (OSCE) has published two reports: "Bilingual Legislation in Kosovo" and "Language Compliance in the Kosovo Police".more