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The Macedonian language belongs to the group of southern Slavic languages including Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian, and Bulgarian. It is most closely related to Bulgarian. There are two main dialects–West Macedonian and East Macedonian. It is written in the Cyrillic script. Christian Church records are in Church Slavonic, a liturgical language related to Macedonian and written in an old version of the Cyrillic script. Official records such as census records until 1912 are in Ottoman Turkish (Arabic script).[1]

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References

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Macedonia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1998.