Malý Princ — in Slovak.

Slovak is a West Slavic language spoken primarily in Slovakia, a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is the official language of Slovakia, where it is spoken by approximately 5.51 million people (2014). It is also spoken by smaller communities in neighbouring countries such as Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, and the Czech Republic.

Slovak is closely related to other West Slavic languages such as Czech, Polish, and Sorbian, and has a number of dialects that vary according to region and social group. Its grammar is characterised by a system of noun declension and verb conjugation, which means that words are inflected to indicate gender, number, case, and tense. The language also has a rich vocabulary, with loanwords from Latin, German, and other neighbouring languages.

Slovak has a long history of written literature dating back to the 15th century, although it was not widely used for official purposes until the establishment of Czechoslovakia in 1918. Slovak is written using the Latin script with diacritical marks to indicate vowel length and stress.