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Dubrovnik subdialect

Dubrovnik dialect
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Area of the Dubrovnik subdialect

The Dubrovnik subdialect is a subdialect of the Shtokavian dialect of Serbo-Croatian.[1] It is spoken on the area of Dubrovnik and Littoral of former Republic of Ragusa, from Janjina on the Pelješac peninsula to Croatian border with Montenegro.

It is the least widespread of the Serbo-Croatian subdialects in Croatia. It is an Ijekavian accent of Shtokavian dialect, with significant presence of Chakavisms and Ikavisms. Unlike Eastern Herzegovinan, the Dubrovnikan subdialect shares some common features of Ikavisms from Eastern Bosnian subdialect. Neoshtokavisation gave similar results in Dubrovnik as in East Herzegovina, but starting points were different for both. This subdialect was once considered independent; however, today it is considered a part of Ijekavian Neoshtokavian (East Herzegovina subdialect). Some features are still different, like certain vowels.

The majority of loanwords come from the Ragusan dialect of Romance – Dalmatian language, Italianisms, Venetian language and others.

See also


  1. ^ Language and Literary Theory: In honor of Ladislav Matejka by Benjamin A. Stolz, I. R. Titunik & Lubomír Dolezel. University of Michigan, 1984 - Foreign Language Study

External links

  • (Croatian) Vijenac Josip Lisac: Dubrovnik i hrvatska tradicija
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