Belarusian (Bel. беларуская мова) is one of the East Slavic languages. It is primarily used in Belarus, where it serves as the national language together with Russian. The total number of native speakers is roughly seven million people.
Standard Belarusian is written using the Cyrillic script. However, interestingly, there is also a Belarusian alphabet in Latin script, which is used, for the most part, outside of Belarus and also in certain international references and maps (for example, Google Maps). Belarusian spelling, in contrast to Russian, corresponds precisely to pronunciation.