The Krashovani are a South Slavic people indigenous to Carasova and other nearby locations in Caras-Severin County within the Romanian Banat. It is estimated that around 5,000 people compose the Krashovani community in Romania. At the 2002 census, only 207 persons identified as Krashovans at a national level. Krashovani form a majority in two communes of Caras-Severin County: Carasova and Lupac. According to the 2002 census in Romania, the population of the Carasova commune comprised 84.60% Croats, 4.96% others (presumably Krashovan), 4.47% Roma, 4.41% Romanians, etc. The population of Lupac commune comprises 93.38% Croats, 5.32% Romanians, etc. 79.75% of the population of Carasova municipality and 93.45% of the population of Lupac municipality declared Croatian as their mother tongue in the 2002 census. Original Slavic settlements had existed in these regions before the Krashovan migration. Krashovani themselves are mostly descendants of the specific
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