Macedonians in Serbia
22,755 (0.3%) in 2011
50,000 (by ancestry)
|Regions with significant populations|
|Belgrade, Gora, South Banat, Pančevo, Jabuka, Novi Sad|
|Primarily Serbian, Macedonian|
|Macedonian Orthodox Church,
Islam and Protestantism
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During the years 1945–1992, ethnic Macedonians and the Macedonian Language was a constituent part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Many Ethnic Macedonians migrated to other parts of the federation. Thousands of Aegean Macedonians who had fled from Greece were resettled in the Vojvodina region. This migration was most prevalent in the Socialist Republic of Serbia and the Socialist Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. In 2002 there was 14,062 Ethnic Macedonians in Central Serbia and 11,785 in Vojvodina. In 2004, Serbia and Macedonia signed an inter-state agreement on the protection of Macedonians in Serbia and Serbs in Macedonia. In 2011 Macedonians count 22,755 in whole of Serbia.
There are many Macedonian concentrations in the Vojvodina region. Macedonians made up a significant minority in the municipalities of Plandište, Jabuka, Glogonj, Dužine and Kacarevo. In these areas they are over 25% of the population. They are mainly economic migrants from the Socialist Republic of Macedonia who left in the 1960s and 1970s due to the worsening economic situation back home.
Macedonians have been granted minority rights in
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Associations such as "The Society of Serbian and Macedonian Friendship Šar – planina" seated in Belgrade, and the "Municipal Society of Serbian-Macedonian Friendship" seated in Zrenjanin cover issues related to ethnic, cultural and economic cooperation in Serbia. In 2005 Macedonians in Serbia also established a National Minority Council, which represents as a step towards safeguarding their interests. Jovo Radevski was elected as its president. The Democratic Party of Macedonians is the primary minority party. It is centered in Novi Sad.
Whilst a constituent nation of Yugoslavia, Macedonians across all of Yugoslav were granted minority rights and had the right to education in the Macedonian language. After the fall of Yugoslavia these rights to education were revoked and for a period the Macedonian minority temporarily had no rights to education in their mother language.
Macedonian-language print media consists primarily of the monthly political journal Makedonska videlina produced by the Macedonian Information and Publishing Centre in Pančevo. Limited Macedonian-language television is available through TV Novi Sad and the local station TV Pančevo, in addition to programs which reach the community from Macedonia. Macedonian language is not used in official communications in Serbia, but the Macedonian National Minority Council is attempting to officialise it in Pančevo and Jabuka.
|10 most populated settlements with Macedonians|
Notable Macedonians from Serbia
- Aleksandar Džambazov, composer
- Ivica Iliev, football player
- Maja Odžaklievska, musician
- Zafir Hadžimanov, musician
- Vasil Hadžimanov, jazz musician
- Tijana Dapčević, pop singer (Macedonian by father, Serb by mother)
- Bogomil Gjuzel, poet, writer, playwright and translator
- Gjorgji Mojsov, footballer currently playing for FK Vardar
- Jovo Radevski
- Zoran Vanev, turbo-folk singer
- Poulton, Hugh (1993) The Balkans: Minorities and States in Conflict, 2nd edition (London: Minority Rights Group).
- Macedonian is made an official language in Duzine
- Macedonian language made official in a municipality in Vojvodina
- 1971 Yugoslav Census
- 1981 Yugoslav Census
- 1991 Yugoslav Census
- www.mhrmi.org-Website for Macedonian International Rights
- Association of Macedonians from Vranje
- Democratic Party of Macedonians