Trebisht

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Trebisht
Требиште
Municipality / Village
Trebisht is located in Albania
Trebisht
Trebisht
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 County
District Bulqizë District
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Car Plates BZ

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

Demographics[edit]

According to a 2007 estimate, the municipality of Trebisht as a whole consists of 1,420 residents.[2]

Macedonian is spoken in the villages that make up Trebisht.[3] It is inhabited solely by Orthodox Macedonians and Macedonian Muslims, who do not have official recognition from the Albanian government.[4]

Education[edit]

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.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albanian government budget legislation
  2. ^ a b "Strategic Development Plan of Trebisht Commune". p. 4. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Vidoeski, Božidar. Dijalektite na makedonskiot jazik I. Skopje: MANU. 1998.
  4. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/macedonian/specials/1356_alb_macethnic/page7.shtml
  5. ^ http://www.a1.com.mk/vesti/default.aspx?VestID=119731