Macedonian is the country’s official language and is spoken by almost everyone. Ethnic minorities speak Albanian, Turkish, and Serbo-Croatian. While many young individuals speak English, many elderly ones do not. Most workers, young and old, of tourism-related companies, especially in Skopje, Ohrid, and Bitola, can speak at least basic English. Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian, and Slovene speakers should have little trouble communicating.
Shutka, which is part of the city of Skopje, is the only location in the world where Romani (Gypsy) is a co-official language.