How many countries use Cyrillic alphabet?
Hereof, how many languages use Cyrillic alphabet?
Subsequently, question is, are all Cyrillic alphabets the same? No. Russian has different letters from Belorussian and Ukrainian, for example. Ukrainian has є while the other two have э, and has ї while the other two have ё to name two have ё to name two examples. However, none of the Catholic/Protestant-majority Slavic countries use the 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.
Who invented the Cyrillic alphabet and what languages is it used in?
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.