Notia

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Nótia (Greek: Νότια, formerly Νώτια; Megleno-Romanian: Nânti or Nânta;) is a village in the Exaplatanos municipal unit of the Pella regional unit, Central Macedonia, Greece. Lying at an altitude of 595 metres in the Upper Karadjova Plain, it was for centuries the largest Meglen Vlach village, and the only one with a regular market.

Much of Notia's Meglen Vlach population converted to Islam in the 18th century. With the 1923 population exchange between Greece and Turkey, the Muslims of the village were deported to Eastern Thrace in Turkey. They were known as "Karadjovalis" (Turkish: Karacaovalılar) after the Turkish name of their home region.

References[edit]

  • Thede Kahl, "The Islamisation of the Meglen Vlachs (Megleno-Romanians): The Village of Nânti (Nótia) and the 'Nântinets' in Present-Day Turkey", Nationalities Papers 34:1, March 2006.

Coordinates: 41°06′N 22°12′E / 41.100°N 22.200°E / 41.100; 22.200