Montenegrins of Serbia

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Montenegrins of Serbia
Црногорци у Србији
Crnogorci u Srbiji
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Total population
38,527 (2011)
Regions with significant populations
 Vojvodina 22,141
Belgrade 9,902
Languages
Serbian
Religion
Serbian Orthodox
Related ethnic groups
Serbs

The Montenegrins of Serbia are a national minority in the country. According to the 2011 census, there are 38,527[1] ethnic Montenegrins in Serbia. They are the sixth largest ethnic community in the Vojvodina province.

Geography[edit]

Montenegrins in Vojvodina according to the 2002 census - based on settlement data
Montenegrins in Vojvodina (2002 census)
The train station in Lovćenac in 2003

The largest concentration of Montenegrins in Vojvodina could be found in the municipalities of Vrbas (24.79%), Mali Iđoš (20.83%), and Kula (16.34%). Settlements in Vojvodina with absolute or relative Montenegrin majority are: Lovćenac in the Mali Iđoš municipality with 56.86% Montenegrins, Kruščić in the Kula municipality with 32.64% Montenegrins, and Savino Selo in the Vrbas municipality with 38.20% Montenegrins. Formerly, the village of Bačko Dobro Polje in the Vrbas municipality also had a Montenegrin majority (According to the 1971 census, Montenegrins comprised 55.39% of population of this village, while according to the 2002 census, the current population of the village is composed of 57.17% Serbs and 38.18% Montenegrins).

Demographics[edit]

Year Montenegrins  %
1948 74,860 1.15%
1953 86,061 1.23%
1961 104,753 1.37%
1971 125,260 1.48%
1981 147,466 1.58%
1991 139,299 1.42%
1991 (excl. Kosovo) 118,934 1.52%
2002 (excl. Kosovo) 69,049 0.92%
2011 (excl. Kosovo) 38,527 0.5%

In Vojvodina, the number of Montenegrins, according to 1948-2011 censuses: 1948: 30,589 (1.9%); 1953: 30,516 (1.8%); 1961: 34,782 (1.9%); 1971: 36,416 (1.9%); 1981: 43,304 (2.1%); 1991: 47,289 (2.3%); 2002: 35,513 (1.75%); 2011: 22,141 (1.15%).

Culture[edit]

Montenegrins in Serbia speak Serbian and the vast majority are adherents of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The society of Montenegrins in Serbia, known as "Krstaš", is based in Lovćenac.

Notable people[edit]

Serbian people
Montenegrin people

See also[edit]

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