Macedonian speaking countriesMacedonian is one out of two official languages in North Macedonia and is spoken in 2 other 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.
As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 67 percent is in North Macedonia. A total of about 1.6 million people worldwide speak Macedonian as their mother tongue.
|North Macedonia||Southern Europe||yes||66.5 %||1,373,000|
|Bulgaria||Eastern Europe||no||2.6 %||179,000|
|Albania||Southern Europe||no||0.1 %||3,000|
Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Macedonian as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.