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The Republic of Macedonia (capital Skopje), with an area of 25,333 km2, had a population in 1994 of 1,940,000, of whom 66.5% were Slavo-Macedonians, 22.9% Albanians, 4% Turks, 3% Roma, and 2.1% Serbs. The Republic of Macedonia comprises the portion of historical Macedonia that went to Serbia after the Balkan Wars of 1912–1913. During the Middle Ages, this ethnically mixed territory had belonged to the Bulgarian Empire (Bulgaria) and then the Byzantine Empire; later it came under Ottoman rule. Following the failed attempts of Belgrade to incorporate it into Serbia…

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Kraft, Ekkehard, “Macedonia”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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