|American English, Serbo-Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene|
Albanian (to a lesser extent)
|Related ethnic groups|
|Yugoslav Canadians, European Americans|
Yugoslav Americans are Americans of full or partial Yugoslav ancestry. In the 2016 Community Surveys, there were 276,360 people who indicated Yugoslav or Yugoslav American as their ethnic origin; an 16% decrease from the 2000 Census when there were over 328,000.
The total number of Americans whose origins lie in former Yugoslavia is unknown due to conflicting definitions and identifications; in descending order these were as per 2016 American Community Survey:
- 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 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition. Kosovar Americans are likely to identify as simply Albanian Americans instead, as the majority of Kosovars are ethnic Albanians.
- "2016 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates". Factfinder.census.gov. Archived from the original on 13 February 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
- "2013 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates". American Community Survey 2013. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2019-01-18. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
- 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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