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Along with Slovak, Czech became one of the official languages of Czechoslovakia at the time of its foundation, in 1918. It is a Slavic language of the Indo-European group that has its roots in West Slavic, the same as Slovak and Polish. However, from the 10th century these three languages started to gradually change, separating Czech and Slovak from Polish. The oldest records of Czech are just some words that appeared in Latin and German texts of the 12th century. In this era, known as the Old Czech period between the 11th and 14th centuries, there was no defined written form and no standardisation of the Czech language. De orthographia bohemica, a book by Jan Hus on the correct writing of the Czech language published in the early 15th century as well as the translation of the Bible settled the language structure. Modern Czech is the result of further transformations during the years and the significant influences of other languages, such as Latin and German.
Nowadays Czech is the official language of the Czech Republic and one of the official languages of the European Union, and it is a recognised minority language in Austria, Croatia, Romania and Slovakia. More than 10 million people are native speakers, mostly living in the Czech Republic, but a notable percentage of speakers can be found in Portugal, Poland, Germany and some areas of the United States.
Before the end of the First World War Czechia was a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918. Today it is a member of NATO, the EU and the Visegrád Group, a cultural and political alliance with Hungary, Poland and Slovakia established in 1991.