Orthodox Slavic countries
|Regions with significant populations|
|Eastern Europe (Balkans + Sarmatic Plain)|
|Slavic (East Slavic and South Slavic) tongues:
Belarusian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Russian, Serbian, and Ukrainian
|Eastern Orthodox Church|
|Related ethnic groups|
The Orthodox Slavs are a subgroup of Slavic peoples who adhere to the Orthodox Christian faith and liturgy. They separated from the common Slavic group in the 7th century CE, and established independent polities in Eastern Europe, specifically in the Balkans and Sarmatic Plain by the 8th and 9th centuries.
Orthodox Slavonic nations today include the Belarusians, Bulgarians, Macedonians (FYROM), Montenegrins, Russians, Serbs and Ukrainians. They inhabit a contiguous area in Eastern Europe stretching from the northeast in the Baltic Sea to the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains in the southeast and southwest; from the north in the Russian Federation to the southwest in Macedonia near the Greek border. There are also major Orthodox Slavic population hubs and communities in North Asia (predominantly Siberia), the Americas (predominantly North America), and significant diaspora groups throughout the rest of the world.
Slavic states with Orthodox majority or plurality:
|Belarus||48.3% (2011 census)|
|Bulgaria||59.4% (2011 census)|
|Macedonia||64.78% (2002 census)|
|Montenegro||70.07% (2011 census)|
|Russia||41% (2012 census)|
|Serbia||84.59% (2011 census)|
|Ukraine||72% (2008 est.)|
- Stanoyevich, Milivoy S. (1919-01-01). "The Ethnography of the Yugo-Slavs". Geographical Review. 7 (2): 91–97. doi:10.2307/207774.
- "Population by Religion, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
- "Table 14 Population by religion" (PDF). Statistical Office of the SR. 2011. Retrieved Jun 8, 2012.
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