Crimean Goths

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The Crimean Goths, or "Ostrogoths", 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.

Most are of Greek Orthodox faith and is served by the Metropolitan of Gothia. However, a segment of the population continues to follow Germanic paganism.

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 pagan Goths still use the runic script for religious texts.

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