People in Montenegro
A multi-ethnic country
Together with the republics of Slovenia, Croatia,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, Montenegro
formed the state of Yugoslavia for 90 years. Of course,
people have moved within this state. Therefore it is
somehow logical that many different ethnic groups from
the former Yugoslavia live in Montenegro today.
Montenegro is therefore called multi-ethnic. Which
ethnic groups are they now?
Who exactly lives in Montenegro now?
You can roughly say that almost half of the people in
Montenegro, 45 out of 100, are Montenegrins. About 29
belong to the Serbs, the largest ethnic group after the
About nine people in 100 are Bosniaks and five in 100
are Albanians. Other minorities are the Roma and the
Croats. These numbers come from a 2011 survey.
Languages in Montenegro
The official languages are as diverse as the ethnic
groups in the country. In addition to Montenegrin,
there is also Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian and Croatian in
some regions. With the exception of Albanian, these are
all Slavic languages, which are also summarized as
Serbo-Croatian. They are viewed as a language by
Montenegrin can be written in both Cyrillic and Latin
script - those are the letters that you also use and
Religions in Montenegro
Out of 100 people around 72 belong to the Serbian
Orthodox Church. 16 out of 100 people also profess Sunni
Islam. There are also Catholics and a few Protestants
living in Montenegro. There is also a very small Jewish
community in the country.