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Overview of Brod village
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Brod (Serbian Cyrillic: Брод) is village in south of Kosovo,[a] in the region of Gora, in the municipality of Dragaš. It is part of the District of Prizren. The majority of people are Gorani. Brod is a big village with 900 houses.
The people of Brod are Muslims.
The Gorani speak Našinski. A small part near the cities also speak Albanian, as well as Serbian. In the 1991 Yugoslav census, 54.8% of the inhabitants of the Gora municipality said they spoke the Gorani language (Našinski), roughly in proportion to the number who considered themselves primarily ethnic Gorani.
Gorani are traditionally known as good confectioners and a variety of foods.
Traditional Gorani folk music includes a two-beat dance called kolo, which is a circle dance focused on foot movements. The dance is always started by using right foot and moving in a counterclockwise direction. Koło is usually accompanied by instrumental music made often with a Zurle or Kaval and tapan or Davul. Kolos are less frequently accompanied by singing as they are in neighboring ethnic groups such as the Albanians and Serbs.
There is also a great part of Gorani history in their lyrics and songs. Uniquely, they sing about the long journey to Turkey, about broken hearts and love. Their songs are performed by men and women.
There is a canyon near the village.
Notes and references
- Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognised as an independent state by 109 out of 193 United Nations member states.
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