How many countries use Cyrillic alphabet?
Hereof, how many languages use Cyrillic alphabet?
Furthermore, where is the Cyrillic alphabet used today?
Today Cyrillic is the third official script of the European Union, following the Latin and Greek scripts. It is used in over 50 different languages, especially those of Slavic origin, mainly in Russia, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe.
Cyril was a Greek monk who, with Methodius, brought written language to Christian converts in the mid-9th century (c. 860) in what is now Russia. The Cyrillic alphabet is closely based on the Greek alphabet, with about a dozen additional letters invented to represent Slavic sounds not found in Greek.