Crimean Goths

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The Crimean Goths, also called the "Ostrogoths" or "Tauridian Goths", are an ethnic group residing in Crimea. Together with the Vissi or "Visigoths" of the Azores, they speak the last remnants of the East Germanic languages. They total about 405,300 in the 2015 census, only being outnumbered by Crimean Tatars and Russians.

Crimean Goths are of Greek Orthodox faith and are served by the Metropolitan of Gothia..

Their language is written in the same Gothic alphabet devised by Ulfilas for the ancient Goths, though in the past, they also wrote it in Greek, Latin, and Cyrillic. Some enthusiasts are trying to bring back the runic script.

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