About the Polish Language
Polish is the largest West Slavic language and the second-largest Slavic language. Only Russian has more speakers. The Latin alphabet is used but with the addition of nine extra letters. Most speakers live in Poland, but neighboring countries have significant numbers of native speakers as well. After World War II, many Poles emigrated to nations all over the world and took their language with them. There are many Polish as a second language speakers residing in Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
After World War II, eastern Poles emigrated to western Poland bringing multiple dialects into close and constant contact. Since that time, the language has become much more uniform. Nonetheless, there are still four major regional dialects in the modern country of Poland. Greater Polish is spoken in western Poland, Lesser Polish in the south/southeast, Masovian in the central and eastern sections and Silesian in the southwest. Silesian is different enough from the other dialects that it is sometimes classified as its own separate language. Multilingual Connections has Polish language specialists able to work in each of the dialects and translate into whatever language you require.