7,020,000 in Bulgaria (European Commission 2012). Population total all countries: 7,799,970.
1 (National). Statutory national language (1991, Constitution, Article 3).
Palityan (Bogomil, Palitiani). Palityan dialect is functionally intelligible with standard Bulgarian. The Pomak dialect spoken in Greece is reportedly similar to Serbian [srp] and Bulgarian; geographical dialect variation toward each.