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The language spoken by modern Macedonians is a descendent of the Greco-Macedonian language spoken thousands of years ago in Ancient Macedon. It is a close cousin to Greek, though their differences make the relationship look no more similiar than Italian does to Venedic: sentence structure, and many base words are the same in Greek and Macedonian, but the more vivid words are highly divergent. Indeed, a Greek and a Macedonian could get by in either's country, so long as they kept their sentences no more advanced than that of possibly a three-year-old.
Due to the unique nature of the Macedonian people having been exiled from their homeland for so long, there are five main dialects, but many more minor ones. These five are: Greek Macedonian, Venedic Macedonian, Portuguese Macedonian, Cambrian Macedonian and Dalmatian Macedonian. However, the Greek dialect has long been considered the de facto "proper" dialect, due to roughly 45% of all Macedonians hailing from Greece. Venedic is a close second, with 20% speaking its dialect naturally.
Currently, the Macedonian language is not taught officially in Bulgaria, and indeed, is seeing minor repression in the country. However, Macedonian is taught in many schools in Greece, specifically the region of Macedonia, Greece, and most Macedonians tend to learn the language naturally from their families.
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