Brje pri Koprivi

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Brje pri Koprivi
Brje pri Koprivi is located in Slovenia
Brje pri Koprivi
Brje pri Koprivi
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°46′36.32″N 13°50′30.81″E / 45.7767556°N 13.8418917°E / 45.7767556; 13.8418917Coordinates: 45°46′36.32″N 13°50′30.81″E / 45.7767556°N 13.8418917°E / 45.7767556; 13.8418917
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Region Slovenian Littoral
Municipality Sežana
Area
 • Total 1.62 km2 (0.63 sq mi)
Elevation 281 m (922 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 23
[1]

Brje pri Koprivi (pronounced [ˈbəɾjɛ pɾi kɔˈpɾiːvi]) is a small settlement southeast of Kopriva in the Municipality of Sežana in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[2]

Name[edit]

The name Brje pri Koprivi literally means 'Brje near Kopriva'. The name Brje is derived from *Brjane 'hill dwellers', ultimately from Common Slavic *bьrdo 'hill'. Like other settlements with the same name (e.g., Brje, Brje pri Komnu), it is thus a geographical designation for the original inhabitants.[3]

History[edit]

It was settled by the Uskoks, as evidenced by the surnames Jurca, Novič, and Gulič as well as the former church (demolished in 1802) dedicated to the Prophet Elijah.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Sežana municipal site
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 82.
  4. ^ Savnik, Roman, ed. 1968. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 1. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, p. 305

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