South Slavs

The South Slavs are Slavic peoples speaking South Slavic languages. They settle the Balkan peninsula, southern Pannonian Plain and eastern Alps. Numbering close to 40 million, they include the Bosniaks, Bulgarians, Croats, Macedonians, Montenegrins, Serbs, and Slovenes. They are the main population of the Central- and Southern European countries of Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. Their territories are separated from the rest of the Slavic nations since the 15th century by the modern non-Slavic states of Austria, Hungary and Romania, leading to a differing historical progression for the South Slav nations in relation to the West- and East Slavs.

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Slavic History - Population - Ethnocultural Subdivisions
... unverified speculation from the article Slavs are customarily divided along geographical lines into three major subgroups East Slavs, West Slavs, and South Slavs, each ... The East Slavs have origins in early Slavic tribes who mixed with the local Sarmatian tribes (Alans) and Scythians, Hellenic colonies, as well as Uralic peoples ... The East Slavs trace their nation-building to the tribal unions of Kievan Rus', beginning in the 10th century ...
Causes Of World War I - Domestic Political Factors - Changes in Austria
... reasoned that dealing with political deadlock required that more Slavs be brought into Austria-Hungary to dilute the power of the Magyar elite ... With more Slavs, the South Slavs of Austria-Hungary could force a new political compromise in which the Germans could play the Magyars against the South Slavs ... Another fear was that the South Slavs, primarily under the leadership of Serbia, were organizing for a war against Austria-Hungary, and even all of Germanic civilization ...
Serbian Given Names - History
... of Ohrid from 1216 to 1236) registered the naming culture of the South Slavs in Byzantine lands ... The South Slavs, however, maintained the tradition of only giving a personal name, sometimes with a Patronymic ... only 2 cases of family names used by South Slavs during this time Bogdanopoulos and Serbopoulos, both Serbian names with the Greek suffix -opoulos ...

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