Polls: 91 Percent of Bulgarians think that the Macedonian language is identical to Bulgarian


Bulgarians have positive opinions towards Macedonia and 51% think that Macedonians are very alike or are identical to Bulgarians, shows the latest research carried out by the Bulgarian Institute for politics dedicated to the relations between Bulgaria and Macedonia.

As Bulgarian portal “Dnes” reports, when asked whether there is a Macedonian nation that is different to the Bulgarian, 72% of the people have answered that the Macedonian nation was founded in the 20th century and is very close to the Bulgarian.

64% of the people questioned recognize the value of the shared history and 27% think that despite that, history has no relation to modern times.

Regarding the language, 91% of Bulgarians claim that the language we speak is either the same or we share it, and only 8% think that the Bulgarian and Macedonian languages are different to each other.

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