The Serbs (, ) are a South Slavic ethnic group native to the Balkans. The majority of Serbs inhabit the nation state of Serbia (they are a minority in the disputed territory of Kosovo), as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. They form significant minorities in Croatia, the Macedonia and Slovenia. There is a large Serb diaspora in Western Europe, and outside Europe there are significant communities in the North America and Australia.
The Serbs share many cultural traits with the rest of Southeast Europe. They are predominantly Orthodox Christians by religion. The Serbian language is official in Serbia, co-official in Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is spoken by the majority in Montenegro.