Sokci

Sokci

About Sokci

Sokci (Croatian: Sokci, Hungarian: Sokacok) are an ethnographic group of South Slavs who mainly identify as Croats. They are not considered a separate ethnicity in Croatia and elsewhere, while in Serbia they are. They have a distinct culture and tradition, differentiating them from other Croats. They live in various settlements along the Danube and Sava rivers in the historic regions of Slavonia, Baranja, Srem and western Backa. These regions today span eastern Croatia, northern Serbia (the Vojvodina province), and southeastern Hungary. Sokci are considered to be a native population of Slavonia and Syrmia in Croatia. The origin of the first Sokci people is not completely clear. In the Early Middle Ages there was a toponym called Succi or Succus which had in ancient times divided the Illyrians from the Thracians in Pannonia.

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