Slovene in Slovenia

Largest Religion
Main Language
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Introduction / History

Slovenians are a South Slavic people and they speak Slovenian which is a South Slavic language. There are many spoken dialects. Slovenia was a part of the former Yugoslavia until the early 1990's.

Many of the Slovene are classed as Catholics but many of them are secular and it is a very secular country. There are evangelical Lutherans living near the border with Hungary.

Family life is important to the Slovene though young people are now leaving the home and some in the families are moving to the cities and towns. They like tidiness.
Slovenes can change when they are with others to suit the person they are talking to. They like eye contact when greeting people.

In Slovenia there is a shortage of housing and homes are small. Most get married in their twenties and about half the marriages end in divorce. Slovenes love to eat bread and potatoes too.

Prayer Points

* Pray that God will show ways to get the Slovenes to want to learn about the gospel.
* Pray that they will find secularism does not work and that they will turn to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the evangelicals in Slovenia will help lead the others to salvation also.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Slovene
People Name in Country Slovene
Population in Slovenia 1,808,000
World Population 1,982,200
Total Countries 15
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 3
GSEC 3  (per
Alternate Names Prekmurian
People ID 14964
ROP3 Code 109357
Country Slovenia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Slovenia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Slovene (1,808,000 speakers)   (People group listing)
Language Code: slv   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Slovene (1,808,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: slv   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Slovene

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1555-1993)
New Testament Yes   (1577-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1584-1996)
Possible Print Bibles
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Slovene
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Jubilee Version of the New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Life with Jesus
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.08 %)
54.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.50 %
45.50 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
4.0 %
Other Christian
14.0 %
4.0 %
Roman Catholic
78.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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