There are four principal languages spoken in Shaelia, allĀ member of the Shalaise language family. Another language, Suash, is currently endangered, and on the verge of going extinct. Shaelic is the predominant language of the country, the official language of government, and is generally universally spoken. Cendlese, Vessic, and Batza have all been declining in usage since the formation of the Republic in 1876, but the rate has rapidly accelerated over the past three decades.