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Dr Tijmen Pronk discusses the Greek and Cyrillic alphabets.

Two alphabets were used to write Old Church Slavonic: the Glagolitic alphabet (created by Cyril and Methodius) and the Cyrillic alphabet. The Glagolitic alphabet soon fell into disuse in favour of the simpler Cyrillic alphabet, but on a number of islands off the Croatian coast, the Glagolitic alphabet was used until 1900. The Cyrillic alphabet is still used to write the Slavic languages Russian, Ukrainian, Belarussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian and several non-Slavic languages in former Soviet Republics.

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