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 thay spread tae inhabit maist o Central an Eastren Europe an the Balkans. In addeetion tae thair 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 strynd is close tae 400 million for which thay rank fowert amang panethnicities in the warld.
|(350 - 400 million)|
|Regions wi signeeficant populations|
(East, Sooth, Wast)
|Christianity, Atheism, Islam an Slavic Neopaganism|
|Relatit ethnic groups|
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 Roushies, Ukrainians, an Belaroushies), Wast Slavic (includin Poles, Czechs, Slovaks an Silesies), an Sooth Slavic (includin Bulgaries, Macedonies, Slovenes, Croats, Bosniaks, Serbs an Montenegrins).
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- 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 Archived 2012-01-31 at the Wayback Machine) 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
- 522,474 as nation according to the census 2011 in the Czech Republic and 3,286 as nation according to the census 2011 Archived 2012-04-17 at the Wayback Machine in Slovakia
- 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.
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It is estimated that 4.5 million Croatians live outside Croatia (...)
- 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
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