5,660,000 in Bulgaria (2011 census). Population total all countries: 6,795,150.
Also in Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Libya, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States.
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 similar to Serbian [srp] and Bulgarian; geographical dialect variation toward each.
The Sopa are of Petecheneg origin and speak Bulgarian.