Slovenian is a South Slavic language spoken primarily in Slovenia, where it is the official language, as well as in parts of Italy, Austria, and Hungary. It has over 2 million speakers worldwide. Slovenian has a unique linguistic history and has been influenced by various languages, including German, Italian, and Croatian. It is written using the Latin alphabet with some additional characters, and has a complex grammar structure with a system of cases, verb conjugations, and declensions. Slovenian is known for its literature, music, and art, and is an important language for trade and commerce in the Balkans region.