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|Yugoslav Canadians, European Americans|
Yugoslav Americans are Americans of full or partial Yugoslav ancestry. In the 2013 Community Survey, there were 291,045 people who indicated Yugoslav or Yugoslav American as their ethnic origin; an 11.4% decrease from the 2000 Census when there were over 328,000.
The total number of Americans whose origins lie in former Yugoslavia, majority of whom indicated some specific origin was 1,284,144; in descending order these were:
- Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 113 out of 193 United Nations member states. Kosovar Americans are likely to identify as simply Albanian Americans instead, as Kosovars are ethnic Albanians.
- David Wallechinsky; Irving Wallace. "People, Races, Ethnicity in the U.S. Yugoslav Americans Part 1". Trivia-Library.com. David Wallechinsky & Irving Wallace. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
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