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White Serbia (Serbian: Белa Србиja; Archaic: Бојка, Greek: Boiki), is the mythical homeland of the ancestors of the Serbs, of the White Serbs (Serbian: Бели Срби, Beli Srbi). In De Administrando Imperio the homeland is also called Bojka (Бојка, Greek: Boiki).

The area adjacent to White Serbia was known as White Croatia, where the Croats trace their origin. White Serbia and its ethnic designates, the White Serbs, could be interpreted through attributes such as "the unbaptized" or "pagan" (Pre- Christian), according to the De administrando imperio.


  • Location 1
  • History 2
  • De Administrando Imperio 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
    • Primary sources 5.1
    • Secondary sources 5.2


Theory on migration from Lusatia/northern Bohemia

The location of White Serbia has been disputed. It has been described as:


De Administrando Imperio

See also


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ [3]
  4. ^ [4]
  5. ^ The Serbs
  6. ^ [5]
  7. ^ a b [6]
  8. ^ H.H. Howorth Esq. FSA The Spread of Slaves Part III, P 181 "They are classed together by Schafarik under the name of Polabian Slaves"
  9. ^ [7]

Primary sources


Secondary sources

  • Fine, John Van Antwerp (1991). The Early Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Sixth to the Late Twelfth Century. Michigan: The University of Michigan Press.  
  • Vlasto, A. P. (1970). The Entry of the Slavs into Christendom: An Introduction to the Medieval History of the Slavs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  
  • Živković, Tibor (2006). Portreti srpskih vladara (IX—XII vek). Belgrade. pp. 11–20.  
  • Petar Vlahovic, Projekat Rastko Cetinje, "The Serbian Origin of the Montenegrins"
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