Updated: 7.07.2013 - 01:55
Čakavian Prosody: The Accentual Patterns of the Čakavian Dialects of Croatian
Author: K. Langstone
Number of pages: 315
Format / Quality: pdf
Čakavian dialect is a dialect of the Croatian language. The name of the dialect stems from the interrogatory pronoun for "what", which is "ča" (or "ca") in Čakavian. Čakavian is nowadays spoken mainly at northeastern Adriatic: in Istria, Kvarner Gulf, in most Adriatic islands, and in the interior valley Gacka, more sporadically in the Dalmatian littoral and central Croatia.
Today, it is spoken entirely within Croatia's borders, as well as by the Croats in Northern Burgenland (in Austria and in Hungary) is also mostly Čakavian, with few small islets of Čakavian dialect speakers in Hungary (most eastern Čakavians are there).