List of Serb countries and regions
The term Serbian lands has been used for medieval Serbian state creations, for Serb-inhabited territories in the Ottoman and Habsburg period (15th–19th century), and in political-geopraphical use since the independence of Serbia and Montenegro. During the Yugoslav wars it was used for the ethnic unification of Serbs through union of Serbia, Montenegro, Republika Srpska and Republic of Srpska Krajina.
Roots of the Greater Serbian ideology are often traced back to Serbian minister Ilija Garašanin's Načertanije (1844), who envisioned a reconstruction of the Serbian Empire and unification of "Serbian lands", which included Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, northern Albania, parts of Dalmatia and the Habsburg Military Frontier.
In 1857, while traveling across "Ancient Serbia", Alexander Fedorovich Gilferding (1831-1872), a Russian Slavist and travel writer of German origin, wrote: "an Orthodox Serb, wherever he might live – in Bosnia, Herzegovina, Dalmatia, Hungary, Principality of Serbia – has, besides a church, one great homeland, Serbian land, which is, to tell the truth, divided among many masters, but it exists as an ideal, as the land of the unified Orthodox Serbian nation. He has his own oral tradition, folklore; he knows about Serbian Saint Sava, Serbian Emperor Dušan, Serbian martyr Lazar, hero Kraljević Marko. His current life rests upon the foundations of his nation and it is permeated with the previous historical life of the nation".
The term was used by political theorist Dobrica Ćosić for the ethnic unification of Serbs through union of Serbia, Montenegro, Republika Srpska and Republic of Srpska Krajina during the Yugoslav wars (1991–95).
|Serbian Principality||7th century-969||Serbia
|Held by the Vlastimirović dynasty. Časlav (r. 927-960) liberated the Serbian principalities from Bulgarian rule in 927. He enlarged Serbia, uniting the tribes of Bosnia, Herzegovina, Old Serbia and Montenegro (incorporated Zeta, Pagania, Zahumlje, Travunia, Konavle, Bosnia and Rascia into Serbia, "ι Σερβλια"). He took over regions previously held by Michael of Zahumlje, who disappears from sources in 925. De Administrando Imperio describes his realm: the shores of the Adriatic Sea, the Sava river and the Morava valley as well as today's northern Albania.|
|Kingdom of Duklja (Doclea)||1030s-1186||Serbia
|Serbian Grand Principality [Rascia]||1091-1217||Serbia
|Kingdom of Syrmia||1282–1325||Serbia
|dissolution of Serbian Empire into:
|Duchy of Saint Sava (till 1449 Duchy of Hum and the Coast)||1448–1483||Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Serbian Despotate||1402-1459 (titular Serbian despots existed until 1537 in the medieval Kingdom of Hungary)||Serbia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
|State of Jovan Nenad||1526-1527||Serbia|
|Duchy of Syrmia of Radoslav Čelnik||1527–1530||Serbia|
|Habsburg Kingdom of Serbia||1718–1739||Serbia|
|Kingdom of Slavonia||1745–1868||Serbia|
Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Princedom of Serbia||1817–1882||Serbia|
|Voivodeship of Serbia and Tamiš Banat||1849–1860||Serbia|
|Kingdom of Serbia||1882–1918||Serbia|
Republic of Macedonia
- State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs (1918)
- Banat Republic (1918)
- Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (1918–1929), Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1929–1941)
- Banat, Bačka and Baranja (1918–1919)
- Serb-Hungarian Baranya-Baja Republic (1921)
- Kingdom of Serbia (1941–1944)
- Banat (1941–1944)
- Republic of Užice (1941)
- Democratic Federal Yugoslavia (1944–1946), Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia (1946–1963), Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1963–1992)
- People's Republic of Serbia (1944–1963), Socialist Republic of Serbia (1963–1990), Republic of Serbia (1990–1992)
- People's Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1945–1963), Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1963–1990), Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1990–1992)
- People's Republic of Croatia (1945–1963), Socialist Republic of Croatia (1963–1990)
- Republic of the Serbian People of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992), Serb Republic (1992–1995)
- Republic of Serbian Frontier (1991–1995)
- Serbian Autonomous Region of Knin Frontier (1990), Serbian Autonomous Area of Frontier (1990–1991)
- Serbian Autonomous Area of Western Slavonia (1991)
- Serbian Autonomous Area of Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and West Srem (1991), United Nations Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Syrmia (1995–1998)
- Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1992–2003), State Union of Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006)
- Republic of Serbia (1992–2006)
- Autonomous Province of Vojvodina (1992–2006)
- Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija (1992–1999)
- Republic of Serbia (1992–2006)
Present political entities
This is the list of the current states and regions where Serbs are in absolute or relative ethnic majority, are one of the constitutional or recognized peoples or Serbian language is official:
- Serbia (Serb majority; 83.3% ethnic Serbs)
- Autonomous Province of Vojvodina (Serb majority; 66.76% ethnic Serbs)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina (constitutive nation)
- Montenegro (28.7% ethnic Serbs, 42.9% speaks Serbian)
- Croatia (Serb minority; 4%)
- Kosovo (partially recognised state, Serbian minority; 1.5%)
- North Kosovo (region of Kosovo, Serb majority; 95.5%)
- Republic of Macedonia (Serb minority; 1.8%)
- Hungary (minority)
- Albania (minority)
- Romania (minority)
- Slovakia (minority)
- Czech Republic (minority)
|Part of a series of articles on|
- Greater Serbia
- List of regions of Serbia
- List of Serbian monarchs
- History of Serbia
- History of Montenegro
- History of Vojvodina
- History of Kosovo
- History of Bosnia and Herzegovina
- History of Republika Srpska
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- The early medieval Balkans, p. 160
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