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10 000 Pristina,Kosovo
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Quick Facts

- Official Languages in Kosovo are Albanian and Serbian.

- Language of any community that constitutes five (5) per cent of the total population in any municipality will have the status of an official language.

- Language of any community that constitutes three (3) or more per cent of the total population in any municipality or has been traditionally spoken in a municipality can be used as a language in official use.
- In Prizren municipality, Turkish language has a status of an official language, as the traditional language.

Welcome to the webpage of the Office of Language Commissioner

The webpage of the Office of Language Commissioner provides detailed information on issues related to official languages and languages in official use in the territory of republic of Kosovo.

This office is comprised by an energetic team that actively works in implementing the mandate of the office, to protect and promote community languages and to ensure fair use of all languages in Kosovo.

Also, this office is committed that official languages are treated equally in all central and local institutions, independent institutions and public enterprises by respecting the law, respecting the rights of each other including the right of each individual to use own language. It is also engaged in increasing capacities throughout institutions on use of languages, offers recommendations and supports every positive initiative to advance language diversity in Kosovo. 

Office of the Language Commissioner was established in April 2012 under auspices of the  Office of the Prime Minister, pursuant to Regulation br.07/2012. The Office is mandated to oversee the implementation of the law on languages, works with institutions to improve the implementation of the law and promote and protect the right on the use of the language of all communities in Kosovo.

The Language Policy Board adopted the 2018 Annual Report of the Office of the Language Commissioner

Organized by the Office of the Language Commissioner (OLC), a meeting of the Language Policy Board was held where Board's Chairman Hysni Shala informed the Board members about the re-election of the Language Commissioner Slavisa Mladenovic for another mandate of six (6) years. more

The Office of the Language Commissioner (OLC), in cooperation with the company Trankos, organized trainings on translation software for translators at the central level

Group trainings for Albanian-Serbian-Albanian translators were held on Tuesday and Wednesday on March 5 and 6, at Trankos premises, in the form of a multi-hours presentation of functions and ways of using software. more

Today is International Mother Language Day!

There are about ten ethnic communities living in Kosovo that speak their own language, while five languages are in official use. Mother tongue is part of cultural identity of people, way of their expression and mutual recognition. more

Presentation of the report “Communication between the members of Albanian and Serbian community in Kosovo: the issue of language”

Non-Governmental Organization “Centre for Social Initiatives” conducted a research, whereby presenting the findings on the general situation of general social relations and those of Albanian and Serbian communities through the element of language and communication. more

The OLC provides the translators of ministries with translation software

The Office of the Language Commissioner (OLC) has provided translation software for all translators of official languages working in Ministries of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo. The purpose of this project is to increase the quality, speed and consistency of translations between official languages. more