Grecomans

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Grecoman or Graecoman (Greek: Γραικομάνοι, Grekománoi, Bulgarian: Гъркомани, Garkomani, Macedonian: Гркомани, Grkomani, Romanian: Grecomani, Albanian: Grekomanë, Aromanian: Gricumanji) is a pejorative term used in Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia, Romania and Albania to characterize Arvanitic,[1] Aromanian,[2] and Slavic-speaking[3] Greeks. The term generally means "pretending to be a Greek" and implies a non-Greek origin.[4] Another meaning of the term is fanatic Greek.[5] The term is considered highly offensive to the Greek people.[6] The Grecomans are regarded as ethnic Greeks in Greece and as Hellenized minorities in neighboring countries.[7]

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  1. ^ Skendi 1967, p. 67.
  2. ^ Kahl 2002, pp. 145–169.
  3. ^ Karakasidou 1997, p. 106; Mackridge & Yannakakis 1997, p. 148 (Note #11); Nugent 2002, p. 181; Cowan 2000, p. 40; Danforth 1997, pp. 245–246; Kalyvas 2006, p. 312 (Footnote #65); Rossos 2008, p. 145; Brown 2003, p. 82.
  4. ^ Van Boeschoten 2006, pp. 347–377.
  5. ^ "The Macedonian Affair - A Historical Review of the Attempts to Create a Counterfeit Nation (Institute of International and Strategic Studies in Athens, Greece)". Hellenic Resources Network. 1995-2009. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  6. ^ Danforth 1997, p. 221.
  7. ^ Kontogiorgi 2006, pp. 233–234.

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