Yugoslavs in Serbia

Yugoslavs in Serbia
Total population
23,303 (2011)
Regions with significant populations
Vojvodina, Belgrade
OrthodoxCrossblack.svg Eastern Orthodoxy
Christian cross.svg Roman Catholicism
Star and Crescent.svg Sunni Islam

Yugoslavs in Serbia (Serbian: Југословени у Србији, romanizedJugosloveni u Srbiji) refers to a community in Serbia that view themselves as Yugoslavs with no other ethnic self-identification. Additionally, there are also Serbs, Croats, Montenegrins, Bosniaks and people of other ethnicities in Serbia who identify themselves as Yugoslavs. However, the latter group does not consider itself to be part of a Yugoslav nation, which is the way the first group identifies itself. People declaring themselves Yugoslavs are concentrated much more prominently in multicultural Vojvodina where roughly half of all Yugoslavs in Serbia are found.

According to the 2011 census, some 23,303 people or 0.32% of the inhabitants of Serbia declared their ethnicity as Yugoslav.[1] Ahead of the 2022 census, a newly formed organization called Narodni pokret “Jugosloveni” (National Movement "Yugoslavs")[2] began encouraging citizens of Serbia to freely self-identificate as Yugoslavs, an initiative joined by an increasing number of public figures. One of them is a radio host Daško Milinović [sh; sr], who also announced that work is underway for establishing the National Council of Yugoslavs in Serbia, following the example of other minority communities, for self-identifying Yugoslavs to enjoy equal minority rights.[3]


Year Yugoslavs % Ref.
1971 123,824 1.47% [4]
1981 441,941 4.75% [5]
1991 323,643 3.31% [6][7]
1991 (excl. Kosovo) 320,186 4.09%
2002 (excl. Kosovo) 80,721 1.08% [8]
2011 (excl. Kosovo) 23,303 0.32% [9]

Notable people

  • Lepa Brena[10] (born 1960), singer, Bosnian Muslim parentage
  • Joška Broz (born 1947), politician, grandson of the former Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito
  • Oliver Dulić[11] (born 1975), politician, of mixed Serb and Bunjevac parentage[12]
  • Predrag Ejdus, actor, of mixed Jewish and Serb parentage

See also


  1. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). www.stat.gov.rs.
  2. ^ Bugarin, Aleksandar (30 July 2022). "Narodni pokret "Jugosloveni" – jugoslovenstvo može biti katarza za zla počinjena u ratovima devedesetih" [National Movement "Yugoslavs" - Yugoslavia can be a catharsis for the evils committed in the wars of the 1990s]. Autonomija - Portal Građanske Vojvodine (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2 October 2022.
  3. ^ Stilin, B. (2 October 2022). "Krenula kampanja: Sve veći broj javnih osoba nagovara građane da se izjasne kao Jugoslaveni" [A campaign has started: An increasing number of public figures are persuading citizens to declare themselves as Yugoslavs]. tportal.hr (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2 October 2022.
  4. ^ "Popis stanovništva 1971" [1971 Census] (PDF). Republika Srbija - Republički zavod za statistiku. Retrieved 8 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Popis stanovništva 1981" [1981 Census] (PDF). Republika Srbija - Republički zavod za statistiku. Retrieved 8 October 2022.
  6. ^ Yugoslav law / Droit yougoslave. Vol. 18–20. Belgrade, Serbia: Union of Jurists' Associations of Yugoslavia. 1991. p. 13. ISSN 0350-2252. OCLC 4291924.
  7. ^ Lukan, Walter (2006). Serbien und Montenegro: Raum und Bevölkerung, Geschichte, Sprache und Literatur, Kultur, Politik, Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft, Recht [Serbia and Montenegro: space and population, history, language and literature, culture, politics, society, economy, law] (in German). LIT Verlag Münster. p. 56. ISBN 9783825895396.
  8. ^ "Попис становништва, домаћинстава и станова 2011. у Републици Србији" [2011 Census of population, households and apartments in the Republic of Serbia] (PDF). Republika Srbija - Republički zavod za statistiku. 29 November 2012. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 March 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2022.
  9. ^ "Национална припадност, Попис 2011" [2011 Census, national affiliation]. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2022.
  10. ^ "Lepa Brena: Nisam ni Hrvatica ni Srpkinja, ja sam Jugoslavenka!" [Lepa Brena: I am neither Croatian or Serbian, I am Yugoslav!]. Index.hr. 8 August 2008.
  11. ^ "Dulić: 'Nisam Hrvat nego Jugoslaven'". 2007-05-23. Archived from the original on 2007-05-25. Retrieved 2016-03-05.
  12. ^ Dobio ime po Dragojevicu[permanent dead link]

External links

  • Yugoslav club in Serbia
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