In Prekmurje Slovenes (from the XI to XVIII centuries) the first literary and religious language was Croatian kaykavschina. Under its influence, in the era of the spread of Protestantism there were first attempt to create a Prekmurje-Slovenian literary language in the XVI-XVIII centuries. It is based on Ravenna and goritssky dialects. Later literary Prekmurje Slovene also developed based on Dolinsky dialect. In particular, Catholic writers used this dialect. In the XIX century there was widespread opinion about the necessity of development of Prekmurje-Slovenian literary language "with caution" on literary common Slovenian language. After World War II prekmurjan Catholics moved to common Slovenian literary language. In the XX century Hungary returned to the old schedule and continues to use its old literary language for narrow confessional purposes.
First religious genres developed in Prekmurje Slovenian language, then there appeared secular genres: published poems Imre Agustič, Jožef Klekl st. and Jožef Baša Miroslav.
Prekmurje Slovenian Literary language formed in the XVIII century with the "delay" of the Slovenian literary language Krajina for two centuries. This lag is due to the fact that Prekmurje was isolated from other Slovene lands, due to its location in the Hungarian part of the Habsburg Empire, which dominated in the formation of the Hungarian language. Intellectuals of Central Slovenia discovered Prekmurje language only in the XIX century, and even borrowed from it a number of designs. After joining of Prekmurje to the "Slovenian array" in 1919 Prekmurje language was supplanted as common Slovenian language. Newspapers in Prekmurje were printedout until mid-1930.
As a result, created after World War frontiers, a single before micro language split into two dialects: «prekmurščina» in Slovenia, and « » in Hungary. In Prekmurje language there were elements of the Slovenian language, whereas porabije dialect was more archaic in Hungary.
Considerable attention is paid to the study of Prekmurje Slovenian Literary language by famous linguist Francek Mukič. In his dictionary Porabsko knjižnoslovensko-madžarski slovar he has displayed all the features and characteristics of the language. This publication has made a significant contribution to the development and formation of Prekmurje Slovenian Literary language.
In Prekmurje Slovenes (from the XI to XVIII centuries) the first literary and religious language was Croatian kaykavschina. Under its influence, in the era of the spread of Protestantism there were first attempt to create a Prekmurje-Slovenian literary language in the XVI-XVIII centuries. It is based on Ravenna and goritssky dialects.