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Drenovë is located in Albania
Coordinates: 40°35′N 20°47′E / 40.583°N 20.783°E / 40.583; 20.783Coordinates: 40°35′N 20°47′E / 40.583°N 20.783°E / 40.583; 20.783
Country  Albania
County Korçë
Municipality Drenovë
Elevation 1,112 m (3,648 ft)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Car plates KO

Drenovë (Macedonian: Дреново) is a village in the Drenovë Municipality of the Korçë District in southeastern Albania.


According to French cartographer, the village had 660 Greek Orthodox inhabitants in 1878.[1] Later in 1903, Heinrich Gelzer, following a visit to both Drenovë and neighbouring Boboshticë, described the location population as an island of Slavs descending from a larger population prior to the 15th century.[2]

Georgi Traychev wrote in 1911 that the village consisted of 140 households and 678 Bulgarian inhabitants.[3]


Drenovë and Boboshticë were the only villages in which the Korča dialect of the Macedonian language was still spoken (as of 1991).[4] A visit to the village in 2005 by linguists from Sofia University found just one elderly Slavic-speaker remaining.[5] The area has an ethnic Albanian majority.

People from Drenovë[edit]


  1. ^ Synvet, A. Les Grecs de l'Empire ottoman : Etude statistique et ethnographique, Constantinople, 1878, р. 55.
  2. ^ H. Gelzer. Vom Heiligen Berge und aus Makedonien, в Bulletin of the American Geographical Society, Vol. 38, No. 5 (1906), p. 333
  3. ^ Traychev, Georgi. Български селища в днешна Албания, в: Отецъ Паисий, 15-31 юли 1929 година, стр.213.
  4. ^ Македонските дијалекти во Егејска Македонија: (Обид за класификација). Македонските дијалекти во Егејска Македонија: научен собир, Скопје 23–24 декември 1991. Skopje: MANU, 1994, стр. 23–60.
  5. ^ Балканските традиции – съжителство на култури, религии и езици (българският език в славянско и неславянско обкръжение)