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This measure curtailed the use of minority languages in the public sphere and mostly affected the Hungarian minority.
The language law has now been revised and is less restrictive.
Its range of elevation runs from a low of 308 feet (94 meters) at the Bodrok River to a high of 8,711 feet (2,655 meters) at Gerlachovsky peak in the High Tatras.
Slovakia's topography is extremely varied for such a small total area.
Along with Czech and Polish, it is classified as a western Slavic tongue in the Indo-European language family. Political circumstances beginning nearly a thousand years ago separated populations, but Slovak and Czech are still mutually intelligible.
The national anthem, Nad Tatrou Sa Blýska , translates as "Lightning over the Tatras." The lyrics refer to stormy times and the belief that Slovaks survive them, while their oppressors and opponents lose.Rom occasionally self-identify as Hungarian in census records.Other groups include Czechs, 1.4 percent; Ruthenians (Rusyns), 0.3 percent; Ukrainians, 0.3 percent; Germans, 0.1 percent; and Poles, 0.1 percent. "Slovak" is derived from the Slovakian term for Slav: Slovan .There are three main regional culture areas: western, central, and eastern.