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Demography
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2001 Census
Istria County Population by
Declared Mother Tongue

Mother tongue Total Percentage
Total 206,344 100.00
Croatian 179,945 87.21
Italian 15,867 7.69
Slovenian 1,894 0.92
Albanian 1,877 0.91
Serbian 1,808 0.88
Bosniac 1,244 0.60
Romany 575 0.28
Serbian-Croatian 506 0.25
Hungarian 430 0.21
Macedonian 387 0.19
German 249 0.12
Slovak 155 0.08
Czech 102 0.05
Romanian 94 0.05
Croatian-Serbian 86 0.04
Turkish 64 0.03
Russian 56 0.03
Montenegrin 47 0.02
Polish 40 0.02
Ukrainian 29 0.01
Bulgarian 25 0.01
Ruthenian 17 0.01
"Vlaški" [note] 1 0.00
Unknown 655 0.32
Other 191 0.09
Note:

As anyone who has family members in the Istro-Romanian community knows, there is considerably more than one native speaker of "Vlaški" (Istro-Romanian) in Istria. Perhaps the Romanian language category is for the same speakers, and perhaps there are speakers who are currently in the "Unknown" and "Other" categories.

Another spoken language of Istria that is not duly represented in the 2001 census are the Istriot language speakers who may have been counted as "Italian".

Source:

  • Croatian Bureau of Statistics, Census 2001 - http://www.dzs.hr/Eng/Census/census2001.htm

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