1,340,000 in Macedonia (2011 census). Population total all countries: 1,407,810.
North: Kumanovo-Kratovo region; Southeast: Gevgelija, Strumica, and Lake Dojran areas; West: Veles, Prilep, Kichevo, Bitola, and Debar-Galchnik regions.
1 (National). Statutory national language (1991, Constitution, Article 7(1)).
Northern Macedonian, Southeastern Macedonian, Western Macedonian. Standard dialect recognized in 1944.
Cyrillic script [Cyrl], used since 1944.
Called Slavic in Greece, considered a dialect of Bulgarian [bul] by some in Bulgaria.