Topic

Minorities

Slovakia is an ethnically diverse country. In the last census in 2021, 83.82 percent of the participants claimed allegiance to Slovak nationality. The biggest national minority is the Hungarian one followed by the Roma and Rusyns.

  • Hungarian minority: 422,065 (7.75 percent)
  • Roma minority: 67,179 (1.23 percent)
  • Rusyn minority: 23,746 (0.44 percent)
  • Czech minority: 28,996 (0.53 percent)
  • Ukrainian minority: 9,451 (0.17 percent)
  • German minority: 3,318 (0.06 percent)
  • Moravian minority: 1,098 (0.02 percent)
  • Polish minority: 3,771 (0.07 percent)
  • Russian minority: 3,245 (0.06 percent)
  • Bulgarian minority: 1,106 (0.02 percent)
  • Croatian minority: 967 (0.02 percent)
  • Serbian minority: 1,084 (0.02 percent)
  • Vietnamese minority: 2,793 (0.05 percent)
  • Jewish: 596 (0.01 percent)

List of articles

President Zuzana Čaputová meets with Adela Maková whose family fell victim to the Roma Holocaust.
August 2 is Roma Holocaust Memorial Day. 2. Aug 2022, at 18:34
One of the Roma settlements closed due to the coronavirus is Bystrany.
The authorities need to deal with segregation of Roma, use of minority languages in public, and online hate speech, the Council of Europe's committee advises. 15. Jun 2022, at 11:19
Moldava nad Bodvou, eastern Slovakia.
The incident happened nine years ago. 10. May 2022, at 11:49
Trang Pham Thi Thu was eight years old when her family moved from Vietnam to Bratislava in the nineties.
Trang Pham Thi Thu, who goes by the name Niki, has wanted to fit in Slovakia. 11. Mar 2022, at 6:30
A Vietnamese restaurant in the warehouse area in Vajnory, Bratislava.
The first Vietnamese people arrived in former Czechoslovakia in the 1950s, but they have never been recognised as ethnic minority in Slovakia. 3. Mar 2022, at 10:02
The portrait of Roma mother Jitka Pištová will be displayed in an art gallery window in Bratislava until April 2022.
The photo is one of many depicting Roma people taken by photographer Šymon Kliman. 18. Feb 2022, at 20:55
Ivan Yatskanyn, 71, is a Slovak-Ukrainian author who writes exclusively in the Ukrainian language.
Ivan Yatskanyn, a writer of Ukrainian ethnicity, has never had any of his books translated into Slovak. 16. Feb 2022, at 19:20
Ďevjatkakere Čhave, a Roma children's choir from Košice, during a recording session at the Slovak Public Radio building in Bratislava in December 2021.
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The choir Ďevjatkakere Čhave has put out its first music video. 15. Feb 2022, at 12:13
A pub is one of 50 buildings that can be found in the open-air museum branch of the Museum of Ukrainian Culture in Svidník.
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The rector is one of the personalities featured in the oldest ethnic museum in Slovakia. 15. Feb 2022, at 12:07
Taras Shevchenko Primary and Grammar School in Prešov is the only school of its kind in Slovakia where the Ukrainian language is the language of instruction.
Prešov's Ukrainian primary and grammar school is one small family, with hassles and first loves. 3. Feb 2022, at 17:44
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The data also revealed that almost 4 percent of inhabitants were not born in Slovakia. 25. Jan 2022, at 17:01
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This is despite the fact that marginalised Roma communities are in general younger than the majority. 24. Jan 2022, at 11:26
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The service is run by the Human Rights League organisation. 17. Jan 2022, at 17:44
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More than 98 percent of Slovakia's permanent inhabitants have Slovak citizenship. 20. Dec 2021, at 11:27
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Historic decision in favour of Roma children educated in Slovakia's special school system. 20. Dec 2021, at 11:16
Jozef Klement is the chair of the Banská Bystrica-Zvolen Jewish religious community and the founder of the Klemo company.
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People must learn from Holocaust stories, says successful businessperson. 19. Dec 2021, at 18:29
Spišská Nová Ves students are waiting for visitors to come to the Jewish cemetery in the town at the end of June 2021.
A history teacher and students saved the only Jewish monument in Spišská Nová Ves over a decade ago. 18. Dec 2021, at 13:53
Rana Hashemi has lived in Slovakia for six years.
As a teenager, Rana Hashemi was arrested for going to a concert. While sitting in a cell, she decided to leave Iran. Peter Getting9. Dec 2021, at 15:37
Radostina Doganova and her paintings
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Radostina Doganova recently opened a station gallery in Bratislava to connect Slovak and foreign artists. 28. Nov 2021, at 9:25
Karailiev's grandfather at the market
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Inherited passion for dance inspires foundation of local ensemble. 28. Nov 2021, at 9:10
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