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Street:Mother Theresa n.n.
10 000 Pristina,Kosovo
Tel:+381 38 200 14 448
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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 Albanian-Serbian-Albanian online dictionary promoted

The Albanian-Serbian-Albanian online dictionary was promoted today at the premises of the National Library "Pjetër Bogdani" in Prishtina. This project was supported by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNMIK, in close cooperation with the Office of the Language Commissioner. more

DOKUFEST: True Importance of Multilingualism and Learning Languages

Today, the Language Commissioner, Slavisa Mladenovic, attended the panel with the topic “True Importance of Multilingualism and Learning Languages”, co-organized by the Office of the Language Commissioner, British Embassy, IOM and UNMIK. The event was held in Prizren, as part of the “Dokufest” film festival more

Language Commissioners meet in Toronto, Canada, at the annual Conference of the International Association of Language Commissioners

On the occasion of the Sixth Annual Conference of the International Association of Language Commissioners (IALC) on the topic "Protecting language minorities, builds stronger societies", Language Commissioner, Mr. Slavisa Mladenovic, is staying in Toronto, Canada as a participant and panellist alongside other language commissioners, people advocates and experts on language rights from around the world.more

Language Commissioner Slavisa Mladenovic Meets With Ambassador Lamberto Zannier, OSCE High Commissioner on national Minorities, HCNM.

At the premises of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, the Language Commissioner Slavisa Mladenovic hosted a meeting with Lamberto Zanier, OSCE Senior Commissioner on National Minorities.more

Conference: “Implementation of the Law on the Use of Languages – Activities and Challenges”

The conference on the topic "Implementation of the Law on the Use of Languages - Activities and Challenges", organized by the Office of the Language Commissioner was held yesterday at the Sirius Hotel in Pristina. The aim of the conference was to gather all those who undertook certain activities for the promotion of language and linguistic rights in Kosovo. more