This question is very frequently asked. Many people would say that there is no difference and that these two ethnical groups are actually same. But! Journalists of Red Crosser have decided to check opinion of people in Backi Monostor.
Bunjevci are ethnical group who lives in Backa, around
Subotica, also in Baranja, Banat and Hungary. In
census from 2002, on it was 20 000
people (0,27 % of whole population). There are some data that Bunjevci were
named by the name of river Buna, from where they came to Backa. They came as
Catholics and they were also called Catholic Serbs. Probably, Bunjevci with
Sokci belong to the group of territory
of Serbia South Slavs.
First data about Sokci are from 1716 and they are stored in the church in Backi Monostor which was called firs Bodrog. Sokci are from Dalmacija and they came with Franciscans to area around
The last wave of settlers was 200 years ago. In Serbia there are 9 places where are
Sokci mostly lives: Backi Monostor, Sonta, Plovna, Backi Breg, Bodjani, etc.
They also have specific dialect and they are mostly Catholics. Sokci have very
rich national clothes and women still ware it on special occasions. (S.G.)