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Macedonian speaking countries

Macedonian is the official language in North Macedonia and is spoken in 2 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Macedonian language (native name: македонски јазик) has its roots in the Indo-European language family.

With a share of around 67%, it is most widespread in North Macedonia. A total of about 1.6 million people worldwide speak Macedonian as their mother tongue.

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
North MacedoniaSouthern Europeyes66.5 %1,386,000
BulgariaEastern Europeno2.6 %181,000
AlbaniaSouthern Europeno0.1 %3,000