This is the official language spoken in Ukraine. However there is a difference between the spoken language and the written language, which is derived from the Cyrillic script. The origin of the Ukrainian language can be traced back to the Old East Slavic Kyivs’ka Rus’ state from back in 1804. Since then the language has undergone developments and interactions from time to time with other communities to where it is today. There is also a lot of context that is borrowed from the Polish, Croatian and Slovak languages.