Slovak also exhibits numerous linguistic traits that set it apart from the other West Slavic languages.
were introduced into the Slovak language by Romanian shepherds during the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Times.
The Romanian influence is most strongly felt in the dialects of the Moravian Wallachia region.
; not to be confused with slovenski jezik or slovenščina, the native names of the Slovene language) is an Indo-European language that belongs to the West Slavic languages (together with Czech, Polish, Silesian, Kashubian, and Sorbian).
Slovak is the official language of Slovakia where it is spoken by approximately 5.51 million people (2014).
For example, "weekend" is spelled víkend, "software" – softvér, "gay" – gej (both not exclusively), and "quality" is spelled kvalita. It is closely related to the other West Slavic languages, primarily to Czech.