(македонски јазик, makedonski jazik
, IPA: [maˈkɛdɔnski ˈjazik]
) is the official language of the Republic of Macedonia and is a part of the Eastern group of South Slavic languages. It is also referred to by several alternative names, many formed with the word Slavic
. Macedonian is closely related to Bulgarian, with which it is mutually intelligible, and to a lesser extent with Serbian.