Croatian is actually a South Slavic language spoken by around 6.7 million people in Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the province of Vojvodina in Serbia. Croatian is also spoken in other countries among Croatian minorities.
The language has some similarities to Latin and German, and Croatian uses the Latin alphabet. The country was founded on the dialect of Serbo-Croatian, Shtokavian, and Eastern Herzegovinian, which is the foundation dialect and can be understood by Serbian, Bosnian, and Montenegrin speakers.
The language is also spoken in Burgenland in Austria, Molise Italy, Vojvodina Serbia, and in a small number of other places across the world.