RSNA passes the Law on the protection of the Language of the Serb People and Cyrillic alphabet

RSNA passes the Law on the protection of the Language of the Serb People and Cyrillic alphabet

BANJA LUKA, September 15 (FENA) – The National Assembly of the entity of Republika Srpska (RSNA) adopted today, at the 21st special session, the Law on Protection, Preservation and Use of the Language of the Serb People and the Cyrillic Alphabet, under the urgent procedure.

RSNA passes the Law on the Protection of the Language of the Serb People and the Cyrillic Alphabet

This law regulates the system of protection, preservation and the manner of using the language of the Serb people and the Cyrillic alphabet in the entity of Republika Srpska as intangible cultural heritage.

“In the sense of this law, the language of the Serb people is considered to be a standardized type of language, with ‘Ijekavian’ and ‘Ekavian’ pronunciation, as a means of national culture. The Cyrillic alphabet, in terms of this law, is considered a standardized type of Cyrillic of the language of the Serb people, which is the foundation of cultural and national identity.

A unique approach to preserving the language of the Serb people and the Cyrillic alphabet as an intangible cultural heritage implies the obligation of all bodies, organizations and other legal entities to use a standardized form of the Cyrillic alphabet in legal transactions, respecting its integrity and protecting its cultural value, stated the RSNA.