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Polish (język polski, polszczyzna) is a language belonging to the West Slavic group (like Czech, Slovak and Sorbian). It is the official language of Poland, but is widely spoken around the world by Polish minorities and by a growing number of people keen to learn the language of a country with a long-standing republican and democratic tradition (see the concepts of Corona Regni Poloniae and Rzeczpospolita Obojga Narodów, political thinkers such as Paweł Włodkowic, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski or Wawrzyniec Goślicki) and which, after two centuries of occupation and colonial crushing (an experience in every way interesting if tragic, Poland having been the direct victim of the two greatest totalitarianisms of the twentieth century, Nazism and Communism), is returning to center stage with a booming economy and a pivotal role in the reconstruction of a Central Eastern Europe aspiring to reintegrate its place within the common Europe (see Poland's role in the Three Seas Initiative).
Polish is written in the Latin alphabet, with numerous diacritical letters to transcribe specific phonemes.