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|Total population:||over 11 million|
|Religion||Predominantly Atheist including Roman Catholic and Protestant minorities.|
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Czechs (Czech: Češi) are a western Slavic people of Central Europe, living predominantly in the Czech Republic. Small populations of Czechs live also in Slovakia, Austria, USA, Canada, Germany, Russia and other countries. They speak the Czech language, which is closely related to the Slovak language.
The Czechs are descendants of ancient Slavic tribes who inhabited the region of Bohemia from the 6th century onwards. They used to be called Bohemians in English at least until the beginning of the 20th century when the term was gradually replaced by the present one.
A small number of inhabitants of former province of Moravia on the east of the country consider themselves as members of a distinct Moravian nation. They speak Moravian dialects of the Czech language.
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