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Svks2.jpg Anton Bernolák, Ľudovít Štúr, Andrej Hlinka, Štefan Banič, Jozef Miloslav Hurban, Aurel Stodola, Adam František Kollár, Milan Hodža, Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Gustáv Husák, Alexander Dubček
Total population
(~7 million)
Regions with significant populations
 Slovakia:    4,614,854[1]

 United States:    1,200,000[2]
 Czech Republic:    200,000[3]
 Canada:    100,000[4]
 Serbia:    59,021
 Ireland:    30,000[5]
 Austria:    25,000[6]
 Germany:    20,200
 Hungary:    17,693
 Belgium:    4,000[7]
Latin America:   300,000 (est.)

Other:    120,000 (est.)
Roman Catholic 68.9%, Byzantine Rite Catholic 4.1%, Protestant 10.8%, Eastern Orthodox, other or unspecified 3.2%, no denomination, agnostic or non-religious 13% (2001 census within Slovakia, extrapolated to outside Slovaks)
Related ethnic groups
other West Slavs
Ludovit Stur
Ľudovít Štúr - epitome of the Slovak Revival - politician, poet, journalist, publisher, teacher, philosopher and linguist
Pribina, Nitra (2008)
Pribina, ruler of Principality of Nitra
Czechs Slovakians1880
Area of Czech and Slovakian languages in the Austrian monarchy in the 19th century
Slovak USC2000 PHS
The language spread of Slovak in the United States according to U. S. Census 2000 and other resources interpreted by research of U. S. ENGLISH Foundation, percentage of home speakers

The Slovaks are a West Slavic ethnic group and nation native to Slovakia who share a common ancestry, culture, history and speak the Slovak language.

In Slovakia, c. 4.4 million are ethnic Slovaks of 5.4 million total population. There are Slovak minorities in many neighboring countries including Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine and sizeable populations of immigrants and their descendants in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, United Kingdom and the United States among others, which are collectively referred to as the Slovak diaspora.

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