Croats

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Croats
Hrvati
Total population

10 million (est.)[1]

Regions with significant populations
 Croatia 3,977,171[2]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 642,643 (2008) [3]
 Chile 380,000 [4]
 United States 374,241 (2000) [5]
 Argentina 250,000 [6]
 Germany 236,600 [7][7]
 Australia 218,046 [8]
 Austria 131,307 [9]
 Brazil 127,765 [10]
 Canada 110,880 [11][12]
 Serbia 70,602 [13]
 France 50,000 (est) [14]
 Sweden 44,900 [15]
 Switzerland 40,848 [16][17]
 Slovenia 35,642 [18]
 Hungary 25,730 [19]
 Italy 21,360 [20]
 South Africa 10,000 [21]
 Montenegro 6,811 [22]
 Romania 6,786 [23]
 Belgium 810 [24]
Languages
Croatian
Religions
Predominantly Roman Catholic
Related ethnic groups
Other Slavic nations, especially South Slavs

Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a South Slavic nation mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. There are around 5 million Croats living in the southern Central Europe region, along the east bank of the Adriatic Sea and an estimated 9 million throughout the world. Large Croat communities exist in a number of countries, including Chile, the United States, Argentina, Australia, Germany, New Zealand and South Africa. Croats are noted for their unique culture, which has been throughout the ages variously influenced by both the Eastern world and the Western world. The Croats are predominantly Catholic and their language is Croatian.

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