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Croats
Hrvati
Total population
(10 million (est.))
Regions with significant populations
 Croatia 3,977,171
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 642,643 (2008)
 Chile 380,000
 United States 374,241 (2000)
 Argentina 250,000
 Germany 236,600
 Australia 218,046
 Austria 131,307
 Brazil 127,765
 Canada 110,880
 Serbia 70,602
 France 50,000 (est)
 Sweden 44,900
 Switzerland 40,848
 Slovenia 35,642
 Hungary 25,730
 Italy 21,360
 South Africa 10,000
 Montenegro 6,811
 Romania 6,786
 Belgium 810
Languages
Croatian
Religion
Predominantly Roman Catholic
Related ethnic groups
Other Slavic nations, especially South Slavs

Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a South Slavic nation mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. There are around 5 million Croats living in the southern Central Europe region, along the east bank of the Adriatic Sea and an estimated 9 million throughout the world. Large Croat communities exist in a number of countries, including Chile, the United States, Argentina, Australia, Germany, New Zealand and South Africa. Croats are noted for their unique culture, which has been throughout the ages variously influenced by both the Eastern world and the Western world. The Croats are predominantly Catholic and their language is Croatian.

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