Croats

Croats (IPA: kroʊæt, kroʊɑt; Croatian: Hrvati) are a nation and South Slavic ethnic group mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. There are around 4 million Croats living inside Croatia and up to 4.5 million throughout the rest of the world. Responding to political, social and economic pressure, many Croats have migrated throughout the world, and established a notable Croatian diaspora. Large Croat communities exists in the United States, Chile, Argentina, Germany, Austria, Australia, Peru, Canada, Serbia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Croats are noted for their culture, which has been influenced by a number of other neighboring cultures through the ages. The strongest influences came from Central Europe and the Mediterranean where, at the same time, Croats have made their own contribution. The Croats are predominantly Catholic with minor groups of Muslims, Protestants, Orthodox, Jews and secular non religious atheists and agnostics. Their language is Croatian.

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Croats Of Bosnia And Herzegovina - Demographics - Demographical History - Bosnian War
... The total number of Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina continued to reduce, especially after the Bosnian War broke out in 1992 ... Soon, an exodus of Bosnian Croats occurred when a large number of Croats were expelled from central Bosnia and Posavina ... made by UNHCR and officially unrecognized, there was 3,919,953 inhabitants, of which Croats comprised 571,317 (14.57%) ...
Serbo-Croats
... Serbo-Croats was term which was used in 19th century as ethnic determinants of all South Slavs who speak Serbo-Croatian ... The term Serbo-Croats was used in statistics ... Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia, Serbs and Croats in the statistics was listed separately ...
Croats - Maps
... Croats in Croatia Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina Croats in Vojvodina (2002 census) Croats in Romania ...
Croats Of Serbia - Population
... The number of Croats in Serbia was somewhat larger in previous censuses that were conducted between 1948 and 1991 ... However, the real number of declared Croats in the time when these censuses were conducted may have been smaller because the communist authorities counted those citizens who declared themselves ... Today, most members of the Šokci community consider themselves Croats, while one part of the Bunjevci population see themselves as members of the distinct Bunjevci ethnicity or as Yugoslavs ...
Siege Of Trsat - Siege
... Most of historians point at Croats, while some point at Byzantines ... Historian Pierre Riché believes that Dalmatian Croats (Guduscani) killed Eric in collusion with Avars ... Constantine notes that for a number of years the Croats of Dalmatia were subjects of the Franks, who treated them brutally ...