Alternative name(s): Oekraïens (nl)
Language family: Indo-European
Language group: Slavic
Geographical use: Ukraine, Moldavia, Poland and Slovakia
Information: Ukrainian first appears in manuscripts of the 12th century. It is a descendant of a spoken language from Kiev from the period between the 10th and 13th centuries. Ukrainian is related to Belarussian with which it has some dialects in common. Polish has given a lot of borrowed words to Ukrainian. Ukrainian is written in the cyrillic alphabet.