Discover Interesting Facts And Statistics About Slavic People

Is Slavic culture something that entices you? Why don’t you just go for a trip there? Further, the whole episode could be even a frugal one, thanks to the lucrative offers on tickets in Travelodge.

However, before you turn up to these amazing countries, let me enlighten you about some of the untold and interesting facts about Slavic people. I think you would really love to know about this concerned topic before you jet off! So, just read on and learn more about them before you land in this special place.

Astounding facts about Slavic people:

The South Slavs: When it comes to Slavic categories then South Slavs are the most hotly debated ones. The South Slavs usually live in the Balkan Peninsula, eastern Alps, Pannonian Plain etc. These people include the Bosniaks, Bulgarians, Croats etc.

The country of Yugoslavia was the one that merged almost all the south Slavic nations into a single state. Slav’s are Europe’s largest ethnic and linguistic group. If I speak about the current estimated population of Slavs then I have to say that the number stands at more than 20 million.

The West Slavs: It’s because of the early west Slavic tribe migrating in the westward direction, they followed the collapse of the Roman Empire. The East and South Slavs always have an influence from the Byzantine Empire and then converted to Orthodox Christianity. Moreover, the West Slavs and the western south Slavs further converted to Roman Catholicism.

Religion: When it comes to religion then the Slavs embraced Christianity not very late. It was around the 6th century when they opt to become Christians. Moreover, a maximum number of people who are still residing in Europe and who belongs to Christianity are either Roman Catholics, Uniate, or Eastern Orthodox. Just a few Slavs like the Pomaks in Bulgaria are Muslims.

Etymology: The name Slav comes from Sloveninu meaning a Slav. It has been commonly related to the word ‘Slovo’ which stands for word or speech.

History: There’s a very little history known about Slavs. It is anticipated that the Slavs might have come from Western Asia during 2,000 BCE. They have arrived in Poland, the Carpathian Mountains and/or Belarus.

In the early 6th century, the Slavs used to live in Southeastern, Central, and Eastern Europe. Slavs groups were even available among the Vikings in Scandinavia when there were mercenaries for the Byzantines and Arabs in the Asia Minor and Syria.

Take a glance at some unique Slavic people statistics:

As per the data from the Soviet census of 1989, the 70% population of Soviet Union was 70% East Slavs.

Overall, the scenario was such that there were more than 200 languages and dialects being spoken in the Soviet Union among which at least 18 were with more than one million speakers. The Muslim population of Russia is dramatically increased relative to the Slavic population of Russia.

Winding Up

So, aren’t these facts thrilling enough to motivate you? Then, just book your tickets soon for the Slavic countries soon and you’ll be able to meet those people with such a compelling history.