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- 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.

Presentation of the report “Communication between the members of Albanian and Serbian community in Kosovo: the issue of language”


20 December 2018

Non-Governmental Organization “Centre for Social Initiatives” conducted a research, whereby presenting the findings on the general situation of general social relations and those of Albanian and Serbian communities through the element of language and communication.

This research is part of the project “Support for social inclusion of non-majority communities”, funded by British Embassy to Pristina, and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in cooperation with Office of Language Commissioner.

On this occasion, the Language Commissioner, Slavisa Mladenovic, thanked for this research, which is the first in hitherto language policies. He expressed that this report will surely serve as an indicator in the future work of the Language Commissioner.

“The research included only two official languages; however, any other future analysis will include all languages spoken in Kosovo,” stated among others the researchers.

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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