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Trebisht is located in Albania
Coordinates: 41°25′N 20°32′E / 41.417°N 20.533°E / 41.417; 20.533Coordinates: 41°25′N 20°32′E / 41.417°N 20.533°E / 41.417; 20.533
Country  Albania
County Dibër
Population (2011)
 • Total 993
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Car plates BZ

Trebisht (Macedonian: Требиште) is a municipality in the Bulqizë District, Dibër County, eastern Albania.[1] The population at the 2011 census was 993.[2] Within the municipality, the village of Trebisht consists of the three neighborhoods of Trebisht-Mucin, Trebisht-Bala, and Trebisht-Celebi.[3]


Macedonian is spoken in the villages that make up Trebisht.[4] It is inhabited solely by Orthodox Macedonians and Macedonian Muslims, who do not have official recognition from the Albanian government.[5]


Trebisht's etymology is Albanian, being a binary word composed by the union of the word Tre(Albanian for three) plus bisht(Albanian for tail), as it could be translated in English in 'Three-Tails'.[citation needed]


In 2009, a Macedonian language school opened in Trebisht, however these courses were met with fierce opposition from local authorities who called for the school to be shut down. Intervention from the Albanian Ministry of Education and from the Albanian Prime minister, Sali Berisha, ensured that the Macedonian language courses were able to continue education over 200 young Macedonians in their native Macedonian language.[6]


  1. ^ Albanian government budget legislation
  2. ^ 2011 census results
  3. ^ "Strategic Development Plan of Trebisht Commune" (PDF). p. 4. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Vidoeski, Božidar. Dijalektite na makedonskiot jazik I. Skopje: MANU. 1998.
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