Slavic speakers of Greek Macedonia

Slavic speakers are a linguistic minority population in the northern Greek region of Macedonia, who are mostly concentrated in certain parts of the peripheries of West and Central Macedonia, adjacent to the territory of the state of North Macedonia. The language called "Slavic" in the context of Greece is generally called "Macedonian" or "Macedonian Slavic" otherwise. Some members have formed their own emigrant communities in neighbouring countries, as well as further abroad.

Slavic speakers of Greek Macedonia
Regions with significant populations
Florina, Edessa, Kastoria, Thessaloniki, Serres, Kilkis[1]
 Greece50,000–250,000 (est.)[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
 Bulgariadescendants of 92,000–120,000 (est.) refugees from Greece (1913–1950)[10][11][12]
 Australia81,745 (2006 census) – 90,000 (est.) descendants of migrants from the region of Macedonia[13][14]
 North Macedonia50,000 (incl. descendants) – 70,000 (est.)[15]
 Canada26,000 (est.)[16]
 United States30,000 (est.)[16][17]
 Serbia (Banat)7,500 (est.)
Languages
Macedonian, Greek
Religion
Greek Orthodox Church