Belarusian and Russian are the two official languages. Both languages are part of the Slavic language family and are closely related, and it is not uncommon to find similarities in both languages. Russian, in general, is more widely spoken by the population, where about 80% of the population is a native speaker of the language. It will be difficult to get by without some Russian. In addition, Belarusian is spoken by only 11% of the population, and it is generally the elder generation that speak the language fluently.

Polish is spoken in the western parts, especially around Grodno.

English, on the other hand is not widely spoken in Belarus, even though it is starting to be on the popular uprise. The younger generation are the people who speak English fluently, but the elder generation may not understand it quite well.

(source: Wikitravel)


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