CEE languages: Challenges and opportunities

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Arle Lommel
MultiLingual October 2018
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Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is a region of incredible linguistic diversity. In an annual examination of online language markets, Common Sense Advisory (CSA Research) identified 19 languages in the region with significant online economic activity....

These languages hail from three major families (Indo-European, Finno-Ugric and Turkic) and use two major writing systems (Roman and Cyrillic, as seen in Figure 1). In addition, they appear in several very different political environments, ranging from the liberal market economies of the European Union (EU) to more tightly controlled countries in some of the former Soviet Republics....