Ethnic Structure in The Kingdom of Yugoslavia Regarding National Policy of Yugoslav Nationality Cover Image

Етничка структура Краљевине Југославије у контексту националне политике југословенства
Ethnic Structure in The Kingdom of Yugoslavia Regarding National Policy of Yugoslav Nationality

Author(s): Svetlana Radovanović
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Geography, Regional studies, Human Geography, Regional Geography, Historical Geography, Demography and human biology, Nationalism Studies, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Geopolitics
Published by: Географски факултет, Универзитет у Београду
Keywords: The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians;The Kingdom of Yugoslavia;census of population;native language;religious affiliation;

Summary/Abstract: The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians (1918–1929), really The Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1929–1941) has been constituted on the principles of unitary national state in the spirit of yugoslavian idea of ”three tribes of one nation” (Serbs, Croats, Slovenians). In this first yugoslavian state two censuses were conducted, 1921 and 1931. (census 1941. was disabled because of war and occupation). In keeping with yugoslavian integrationally national policy ethnonational structure of population was adapted on the basics of native language. By language basics the national minorities were censused, from which albanian, german and hungarian minority in 1931. had 10,6% from total population of Yugoslavia. Structure of the population by religious affiliation was adapted by details for Christian churches and israelians (Jews, by the type of religious rite). The confessional characteristics have a special importance for studying correlations and identification nationallity with confession. According to public data from national statistics four tables were composed showing structure of population of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia by native language and religious affilities.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 129-140
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Serbian