Ukrainian is an East Slavic language spoken primarily in Ukraine, where it is the official language, as well as in parts of Russia, Belarus, Poland, and other parts of the world. It has over 40 million speakers worldwide. Ukrainian has a unique linguistic history and has been influenced by various languages, including Polish, Russian, and Turkish. It is written using the Cyrillic alphabet, which has 33 letters, and has a complex grammar structure with a system of cases, verb conjugations, and declensions. Ukrainian is known for its literature, music, and art, and is an important language for trade and commerce in Eastern Europe.