1,340,000 in Macedonia (2011 census). Population total all countries: 1,408,340.
Bitola, Debar-Galchnik, Gevgelija, Kichevo, Kratovo, Kumanovo, Prilep, Strumica and Veles municipalities; Lake Dojran area.
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.