There are approximately 40 languages spoken in Ukraine. According to the 2001 Census, 68 percent of the population speaks Ukrainian and 30 percent speaks Russian as their native language. Ukrainian is the official language and Ukrainian Sign Language is used. The maps, documents, and datasets below provide information about languages spoken throughout the country.
Language data allows humanitarian organizations to better understand the languages people speak and understand, leading to better programming and accountability. We’re working with University College London’s Centre for Translation Studies and others to make language data more easily accessible and usable.