The authorities in Montenegro decided to this year introduce Montenegrin as the the official language in the country's educational institutions curriculum.
Two new Montenegrin language letters ("žj" and "šj") which have thus far been used in non-standard and local pronunciation, will be declared grammatically correct and in line with literary standards. In the meanwhile, the letter "đ" "will find broader usage in writing".
Though the new alphabet has been introduced to the Montenegrin language studies, the new letters are yet to find their way to textbooks covering other subjects.
But in the northern town of Berane, the Serbian Language
Education Board called on parents of Serbian speaking students not to buy new Montenegrin language textbooks.
A census conducted in Montenegro in 2011 showed that 43,88% of its citizens spoke Serbian as their mother tongue, while nearly 37% identified themselves as Montenegrin speakers.
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