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The Serbs share many cultural traits with the rest of the peoples of Southeast Europe.
They are predominantly Eastern Orthodox Christians by religion.
These states were ruled by feudal lords, with Zeta controlled by the Balšić family, Raška, Kosovo and northern Macedonia held by the Branković family and Lazar Hrebeljanović holding today's Central Serbia and a portion of Kosovo.
The Serbs had taken an active part in the wars fought in the Balkans against the Ottoman Empire, and also organized uprisings; because of this, they suffered persecution and their territories were devastated – major migrations from Serbia into Habsburg territory ensued.
Despite being outnumbered, the Serbs subsequently defeated the Austro-Hungarians at the Battle of Cer, which marked the first Allied victory over the Central Powers in the war.
Further victories at the battles of Kolubara and the Drina meant that Serbia remained unconquered as the war entered its second year.
The Nemanjić dynasty ruled over Serbia until the 14th century.
Nemanja's older son, Stefan Nemanjić, became Serbia's first recognized king, while his younger son, Rastko, founded the Serbian Orthodox Church in the year 1219, and became known as Saint Sava after his death.
In the fighting that ensued, Serbia was invaded by Austria-Hungary.The Serbian language is official in Serbia, co-official in Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is spoken by the plurality in Montenegro.The modern identity of Serbs is rooted in Eastern Orthodoxy and traditions.When the Principality of Serbia gained independence from the Ottoman Empire, Orthodoxy became crucial in defining the national identity, instead of language which was shared by other South Slavs (Croats and Bosniaks).The origin of the ethnonym is unclear (see Names of the Serbs and Serbia).Over the next 140 years, Serbia expanded its borders, from numerous minor principalities, reaching to an unified Serbian Empire.Its cultural model remained Byzantine, despite political ambitions directed against the empire.They form significant minorities in Macedonia and Slovenia.There is a large Serb diaspora in Western Europe, and outside Europe there are significant communities in North America and Australia.The last Ottoman troops withdrew from Serbia in 1867, although Serbia's independence was not recognized internationally until the Congress of Berlin in 1878.Serbia fought in the Balkan Wars of 1912–13, which forced the Ottomans out of the Balkans and doubled the territory and population of the Kingdom of Serbia.