Drenovë

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Drenovë
Village
Drenovë is located in Albania
Drenovë
Drenovë
Coordinates: 40°35′N 20°47′E / 40.583°N 20.783°E / 40.583; 20.783Coordinates: 40°35′N 20°47′E / 40.583°N 20.783°E / 40.583; 20.783
Country Albania Albania
County Korçë
Municipality Korçë
Administrative Unit Drenovë
Elevation 1,112 m (3,648 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration KO

Drenovë (Bulgarian and Macedonian: Дреново) is a village in the former Drenovë Municipality of the Korçë County in southeastern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became part of the municipality Korçë.[1]

History[edit]

According to French cartographer, the village had 660 Greek Orthodox inhabitants in 1878.[2] Later in 1903, Heinrich Gelzer, following a visit to both Drenkowa and neighbouring Boboshticë, described the local population as a Bulgarian island in Albanian sea, remained from the old Slavic population before Albanian mass migration from 14th and 15th century.[3]

Georgi Traychev wrote in 1911 that the village consisted of 140 households and 678 Bulgarian inhabitants.[4]

Demographics[edit]

According to German linguist Gustav Weigand during the first decades of the 20th century Bulgarian villages Drenowo and Boboshtitsa were a Bulgarian linguistic island in Albania.[5] According to some linguists Drenovë and Boboshticë were the only villages in which the Korča dialect of the Macedonian language was still spoken (as of 1991).[6] The dialect is classified as part of Bulgarian dialects by other authors. Some Bulgarian linguists emphasize that the reflexes of yat in this western Bulgarian dialect is wide, like it is in Eastern Bulgarian dialects.[7][8] A visit to the village in 2005 by linguists from Sofia University found just two elderly Bulgarian speakers remaining.[9]

The area has an ethnic Albanian majority. It also has a significant Aromanian population.

People from Drenovë[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Synvet, A. Les Grecs de l'Empire ottoman : Etude statistique et ethnographique, Constantinople, 1878, р. 55.
  3. ^ Gelzer, Heinrich. Vom heiligen Berge und aus Makedonien. Reisebilder aus den Athosklöstern und dem Insurrektionsgebiet, Leipzig 1904, pp. 211-212.

    Bobosnica und das benachbarte Drenkowa sind gleichsam eine bulgarische Insel in dem weiten albanesischen Meere der Ebene von Korytza; es sind Reste der alten slawischen Bevölkerung, die bei der Masseneinwanderung" der Albanesen im vierzehnten und fünfzehnten Jahrhundert sich hier mühsam am Rande des Gebirges gehalten haben.

  4. ^ Traychev, Georgi. Български селища в днешна Албания, в: Отецъ Паисий, 15-31 юли 1929 година, стр.213.
  5. ^ Weigand, Gustav Ethnographie von Makedonien. Geschichtlich-nationaler, spraechlich-statistischer Teil von Prof. Dr. Gustav Weigand, Leipzig, Friedrich Brandstetter, 1924, p. 80.
  6. ^ Македонските дијалекти во Егејска Македонија: (Обид за класификација). Македонските дијалекти во Егејска Македонија: научен собир, Скопје 23–24 декември 1991. Skopje: MANU, 1994, стр. 23–60.
  7. ^ Георгиева, Елена и Невена Тодорова, Българските народни говори, София 1986, с. 79. (Georgieva, Elena and Nevena Todorova, Bulgarian dialects, Sofia 1986, p. 79.)
  8. ^ Бояджиев, Тодор А. Помагало по българска диалектология, София 1984, с. 62. (Boyadzhiev Todor A. Handbook on Bulgarian Dialectology, Sofia 1984, р. 62.)
  9. ^ Балканските традиции – съжителство на култури, религии и езици (българският език в славянско и неславянско обкръжение) Archived April 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.