Talk:Southern Dobruja

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Southern Dobruja's geographical boundaries[edit]

The name Cadrilater means quadrilateral and refers to the territory between the former Turkish fortresses Silistra, Ruse, Shumen and Varna —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.80.204.114 (talk) 05:12, 30 September 2007 (UTC)


See the talk page of the English wikipedia Dobruja page where other users agree that Southern Dobruja's geographical boundary is the Ruse-Varna line.


Southern Dobruja (Южна Добруджа, Yuzhna Dobrudzha in Bulgarian, Dobrogea de sud or Cadrilater in Romanian) is an area of north-eastern Bulgaria territory between the cities Ruse, Razgrad, Shumen and Varna. This territory comprises the entire provinces of Dobrich and Silistra and portions of the provinces of Ruse, Razgrad, Shumen and Varna. Although widespread the definition of Southern Dobruja as comprising the provinces of Dobrich and Silistra only is profoundly inaccurate. Even some Romanian historians admit that Southern Dobruja is not confined to Dobrich and Silistra provinces only. For instance the Romanian historian Constantin C. Giurescu in Enciclopedia Romaniei (1938) on page 47 of volume 1 writes: Dobrogea. E una dintre cele mai clare unitati naturale din cuprinsul tarii, pentru ca este incadrata din toate partile de depresiuni (Balta si Delta Dunarii), Marea Neagra si santul Lom-Provadia, la Sud. Nu toata aceasta regiune intra insa intre granitele statului nostru, caci hotarul sudic al acestuia trece, intre Ecrene si Turcsmil, pe povarnisul nordic al masivului Deliormanului, adica lasa inaltimile cele mai mari de deasupra vailor Lom si Provadia, statului vecin.

Renaming[edit]

Shouldn't this be moved to "Southern Dobrudzha" since that is the official name in Bulgarian? Does anyone object to such a move? --Laveol T 12:35, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

I am against. The Bulgarian name is Yuzhna Dobrudzha but the English name is Southern Dobruja.
In English, "zh" is an ad hoc digraph the voiced postalveolar fricative /ʒ/.(79.117.159.91 (talk) 12:58, 19 July 2010 (UTC))
Are you stalking me? --Laveol T 13:01, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
If you read the definition of stalking you would find that the answer is NO(79.117.159.91 (talk) 13:04, 19 July 2010 (UTC))
So you actually are doing just that. --Laveol T 15:13, 19 July 2010 (UTC)