The language of folk prose of Croats in Bačka, in Srijem and in Andzabeg

Journal of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split, No. 1, 2008

Original scientific paper

Sanja Vulić ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Splitu, Split, Croatia

pages 45-62



In this paper, the linguistic characteristics of Šokci and Bunjevci Croats in Bačka and Croats in Srijem, as well as Croats in Andzabeg (south of Budapest) are described. The analysis is based upon the brief prose noted by Balint Vujkov, while listening to local storytellers who were born at the end of the 19th and at the beginning of the 20th century. It is determined that, a hundred years ago, the local idioms of Croats in Srijem maintained features of the Slavonian dialect, to which they essentially belong.


language; Bačka; Andzabeg (Hungary); prose