West Slavic ethnic group

The Slovaks or Slovakians are a western Slavic people that mainly live in Slovakia and speak the Slovak language, which is closely related to the Czech language.

Total population
~7 million
Regions with significant populations
 Slovakia:    4,614,854[1]

 United States:    1,200,000[2]
 Czech Republic:    200,000[3]
 Canada:    100,000[4]
 Serbia:    59,021
 Ireland:    30,000[5]
 Austria:    25,000[6]
 Germany:    20,200
 Hungary:    17,693
 Belgium:    4,000[7]
Latin America:   300,000 (est.)[source?]

Other:    120,000 (est.)[source?]
Roman Catholic 68.9%, Byzantine Rite Catholic 4.1%, Protestant 10.8%, Eastern Orthodox, other or unspecified 3.2%, no denomination, agnostic or non-religious 13% (2001 census within Slovakia, extrapolated to outside Slovaks)
Related ethnic groups
Other West Slavs
Ľudovít Štúr - epitome of the Slovak Revival - politician, poet, journalist, publisher, teacher, philosopher and linguist
Pribina, ruler of Principality of Nitra
Area of Czech and Slovakian languages in the Austrian monarchy in the 19th century
The language spread of Slovak in the United States according to U. S. Census 2000 and other resources interpreted by research of U. S. ENGLISH Foundation, percentage of home speakers

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