All Slavic languages originate from the language of the community that used Proto-Slavic language. Due to the movement of Slovenes in three directions, three language groups developed from the once unique Proto-Slavic language:
The first Slavic alphabet was Glagolitic script, but it was replaced by the Cyrillic alphabet (south-eastern Europe and east) and Latin (central Europe) in the areas where Slavs lived. In Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, citizens speak a very similar languages, so some linguists consider it as the same polycentric language, while in official use, names such as the Serbian language, the Croatian language, the Bosnian language, etc. are used. Citizens of these countries understand each other very well and no interpreter is needed.