Mastering Italian will take from you 575-600 hours or 23-24 weeks in a class according to FSI. Difficulty category for mastering it is evaluated 1 point.
Learning Slovenian might seem like a overwhelming thing to do. FSI has concluded that it takes 1100 hours or 44 weeks in a class to learn the language. The difficulty point is 2.
You will most likely find people, who speaks Italian in Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Switzerland, some areas of Slovenia and Croatia, Malta, Corsica, Albania, Luxemburg, Germany, Belgium, United States, Canada, Venezuela, Uruguay, Brazil, and Argentina.
Number of native speakers is about 57,700,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 64,000,000. The biggest country in which Italian is used as a native language is Italy.
Native speakers of Slovenian are mostly from Republic of Slovenia and are about 1,900,000 people.
Slovenian are spoken fluently by 2,100,000 people.
The language is spoken in Republic of Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Italian came from Romance branch of the Indo-European language family.
Western subgroup of the South Slavic branch of the Indo-European Language Family is the origin of Slovenian language.