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Slavic fowk
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Tot population
350 - 400 million
Regions wi signeeficant populations
Roushies 150 million[1][2][3][4]
Ukrainians 39.8–57.5 million[5][6][7]
Belaroushies 10 million
Rusyns 75,000
Czechs 11–12 million
Slovaks 6–6.5 million
Silesies several million[8]
Moravies 525,760[9]
Kashubies 500,000[10]
Sorbs 60,000–70,000[11][12]
Serbs 10.5 million
Bulgaries 9–10 million[13][14][15]
Croats 8–8.5 million[16][17]
Bosniaks 3-4 million
Slovenes 2.5 million[18]
Macedonies 2–3.5 million[19]
Montenegrins 625,000
Slavic leids
(East, Sooth, Wast)
Christianity, Atheism, Islam an Slavic Neopaganism
Relatit ethnic groups

The Slavic fowk are an Indo-European ethnic-linguistic group livin in Central Europe, Eastren Europe, Sootheast Europe, North Asie an Central Asie, who speak the Indo-European Slavic leids, an share, tae varyin degrees, certain cultural traits an historical backgrunds. Frae the early 6t century they spread tae inhabit maist o Central an Eastren Europe an the Balkans.[20] In addeetion tae their main population centre in Europe, some East Slavs (Roushies) settled later in Siberie an Central Asie an aw. Pairt o aw Slavic ethnicities emigratit tae ither pairts o the warld. Ower hauf o Europe's territory is inhabitit bi Slavic-speakin commonties. The warldwide population o fowk o Slavic descent is close tae 400 million for which they rank fowert amang panethnicities in the warld.

Modren naitions an ethnic groups cried bi the ethnonym Slavs are considerably diverse baith genetically an culturally, an relations atween them – even athin the individual ethnic groups thairsels – are variet, rangin frae a sense o connection tae feelins o mutual hostility.

Present-day Slavic fowk are classifee'd intae East Slavic (includin Russians, Ukrainians, an Belaroushies), Wast Slavic (includin Poles, Czechs, Slovaks an Silesies),[21] an Sooth Slavic (includin Bulgaries, Macedonies, Slovenes, Croats, Bosniaks, Serbs an Montenegrins).

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  5. Ukrainians at the Joshua Project
  6. The Ukrainian World Congress states that the Ukrainian diaspora makes 20 million: 20mln Ukrainians living abroad
  7. UWC continually and diligently defends the interests of over 20 million Ukrainians...
  8. 2 million in Poland according to the The Institute for European Studies, Ethnological institute of UW (including 0.82 million as nation according to the census 2011), tens of thousands (including over 12,000 as nation according to the census 2011) in the Czech Republic, 3.6 million in Germany (1950); 2.4 million Silesians in West Germany (1970) according to the national census in Germany. Source: Volkszählung vom 27. Mai 1970" Germany (West). Statistisches Bundesamt. W. Kohlhammer, 1972, OCLC Number: 760396
  9. 522,474 as nation according to the census 2011 in the Czech Republic and 3,286 as nation according to the census 2011 in Slovakia
  10. 500,000 in Poland according to the The Institute for European Studies, Ethnological institute of UW including 229,000 as nation according to the census in Poland in 2011.
  11. "Germany's Sorb Minority Fights to Save Villages From Vattenfall". Bloomberg. 18 December 2007. 
  13. Lewis, M. Paul (ed.) (1986–2009). "Bulgarian". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Sixteenth edition. SIL International. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  14. "Chairman of Bulgaria's State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad - 3-4 million Bulgarians abroad in 2009 (Bulgarie)". 2009. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  15. "Bulgarian Minister without Portfolio - 4 million Bulgarians outside Bulgaria in 2010 (Bulgarie)". 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  16. Daphne Winland (2004), "Croatian Diaspora", in Melvin Ember, Carol R. Ember, Ian Skoggard, Encyclopedia of Diasporas: Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World. Volume I: Overviews and Topics; Volume II: Diaspora Communities 2 (illustrated ed.), Springer, p. 76, ISBN 0-306-48321-1, 9780306483219 Check |isbn= value (help), It is estimated that 4.5 million Croatians live outside Croatia (...) 
  17. Hrvatski Svjetski Kongres, Croatian World Congress, "4.5 million Croats and people of Croatian heritage live outside of the Republic of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina", also quoted here
  18. Zupančič, Jernej (August 2004). "Ethnic Structure of Slovenia and Slovenes in Neighbouring Countries" (PDF). Slovenia: a geographical overview. Association of the Geographic Societies of Slovenia. Retrieved 10 April 2008. 
  19. Nasevski, Boško; Angelova, Dora. Gerovska, Dragica (1995). Македонски Иселенички Алманах '95. Skopje: Матица на Иселениците на Македонија. pp. 52 & 53. 
  20. Geography and ethnic geography of the Balkans to 1500 Archived 7 Dizember 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  21. Encyclopædia Britannica (2006-09-18). "Slav (people) – Britannica Online Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2010-08-18.