Macedonian Slavs" can be translated into Macedonian as Македонски Словени
). "Slavs" is the primary qualifier used by scholars in order to disambiguate the ethnic Macedonians from all other Macedonians in the region
(see Google scholar
for instance). Krste Misirkov himself used the same qualifier numerous times
in one of the first ethnic Macedonian patriotic texts "On Macedonian Matters" (most of the text in English here
). The Slav Macedonians in Greece were happy to be acknowledged as "Slavomacedonians".
A native of Greek Macedonia, a pioneer of Slav Macedonian schools in the region and a local historian, Pavlos Koufis, wrote in Laografika Florinas kai Kastorias
(Folklore of Florina and Kastoria), Athens 1996, that.
[During its Panhellenic Meeting in September 1942, the KKE mentioned that it recognises the equality of the ethnic minorities in Greece] the KKE recognised that the Slavophone population was ethnic minority of Slavomacedonians]. This was a term, which the inhabitants of the region accepted with relief.
[Because] Slavomacedonians = Slavs+Macedonians. The first section of the term determined their origin and classified them in the great family of the Slav peoples."