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Godinje, Montenegro - old village
Godinje, Montenegro - old village
Temporary "palaces" of Balša III Balšić in Godinje and Berislavić, during the war with Venice

Godinje (Montenegrin Cyrillic: Годиње) is a village in Montenegro, in the municipality of Bar. It is located on a hill overlooking Lake Skadar, and belongs to the Crmnička nahija. The village is the ancestral home of the Lekovići and Nikač brotherhoods. In 1977, a resident of Godinje would still say, more than half-seriously, "In Godinje, everyone's surname is Leković",[1] a reminder of a time when family clans lived in mountainous isolation in Montenegro.

Ancestral homes[edit]

  • Central: Lekovići (45 houses)
  • East: Perazići (19 houses)
  • West: Velovići (4 houses)
  • West: Nikači (17 houses).


  1. ^ Montenegro: Yugoslavia's "Black Mountain", by Bryan Hodgson, pg. 663—683, National Geographic, Vol. 152, No. 5, November 1977.

Coordinates: 42°13′N 19°07′E / 42.217°N 19.117°E / 42.217; 19.117