polish language institute in ludhiana 9888012118
- Native names: polski, język polski, polszczyzna
- Linguistic affliation: Indo-Europea, Balto-Slavic, Slavic, West Slavic, Lechitic
- Number of speakers: c. 40 million
- Spoken in: Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine and many other countries.
- First written: 1136
- Writing system: Latin script
- Status: official language in Poland, recognized minority language in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Ukraine
Great Polish poets include Jan Kochanowski (1530-84) and Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855), the 'national bard' and author of an epic entitled "Pan Tadeusz". The most famous writer of Polish orgin is Joseph Conrad or Konrad Korzeniowski (1857-1924), who wrote in English and started out as a sailor.
Literary Polish is based on the dialects of Gniezno, Cracow and Warsaw, though there is some dispute about this.
The native name for Polish is polski (Polish), język polski (the Polish language), or more formally, polszczyzna (Polish).