Dating macedonian republic
In communities where over 20% of the population speak another language, that language can be used as a municipal official language along with Macedonian and any other official languages; such languages include Turkish, Serbian, Romany and Aromanian.), often referred to as Macedonia, is a landlocked country on the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe.It borders Serbia to the north, Albania to the west, Greece to the south, and Bulgaria to the east.
Later, in 146 BC, the area became part of the Roman and Byzantine empires, becoming Christian in the 3rd and 4th century.The empire met with political difficulties early, and the wider geographical Macedonia region fell once again under Byzantine control, and in the 14th century it became part of the Serbian Empire, only to pass a few decades later into Ottoman hands, under whose rule it was to remain for five centuries.Several movements whose goals where the establishment of an independent Macedonian state encompassing the entire region of Macedonia began to arise in the mid and late 1800's, the most famous of these the IMRO.The People's Republic of Macedonia became one of the six republics of the Yugoslav federation.Following the federation's renaming as the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1963, the People's Republic of Macedonia was likewise renamed, becoming the Socialist Republic of Macedonia.After the First World War Serbia joined the newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.
In 1929, the kingdom was officially renamed the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and divided into provinces called banovinas.
In the late 6th century AD Byzantine control over the area disintegrated, and the region was conquered by pagan Slavic tribes from the north, assimilaing the preexisting Greek, Latin, Illyrian and Thracian-speaking inhabitants .
In the 9th century the territory converted to Christianity through the evangelizing work of the Saints Cyril and Methodius and their disciples.
Macedonian is designated as the primary official language.
As of June 2002, any language spoken by at least 20% of the population is also an official language.
As the result of a naming dispute with Greece, in 1993 it was admitted to the United Nations under the provisional name the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), pending resolution of the dispute.