Slovenian belongs to the Slavic branch of the Indo-European languages and thus joins them along with Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, and Croatian. As an official language in Slovenia, it lost its status during the Second World War. The occupation of Germany, Hungary, and Italy led to the Slovenian inhabitants adopting the occupiers’ language. Only after 1945, with Yugoslavia’s coming into existence, it was considered an equal state language. In 1991, it finally regained its status as an official language. The influences of the neighboring countries of Austria, Hungary, and Italy and the Second World War provide Slovenian interpreters with employment opportunities outside of Slovenia.