Macedonia

Understand

Macedonia is a country with many ethnic minorities. There is still some ethnic tension between Albanians (who form the majority in the northwest) and Macedonians, so this is a subject best avoided. It almost came to civil war a few years ago.

Talk

Languages: Macedonian 66%, Albanian 25%, Turkish 3%, Serbo-Croatian 2%, other 4%. Macedonian is the official language, and is spoken by almost all people.

While many young people speak English, many do not, so a phrasebook is handy. Speakers of Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian and Slovene should have no problem getting by. Russian and German are also very useful, especially among older Albanians, and Dutch might be useful in Ohrid.

(source: Wikitravel)

 

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