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Janjevo (in Serbian and Croatian) or Janjevë (in Albanian) is a town in the Lipjan municipality in southeastern Kosovo. The town was prior to the Kosovo War, inhabited by a majority of Croats, known by their demonym as Janjevci. During the Yugoslav Wars, much of the Croat population left Kosovo.
Janjevo is mentioned for the first time in 1303. With the development of the mining industry in the 14th and 15th centuries, it became an important center near Pristina and Novo Brdo. Among other things, the city had contacts with the Republic of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) in what is now Croatia. One of the first schools in Kosovo opened in Janjevo in 1665 and is still in use today.
The population of Janjevci has decreased since the 1970s. Since 1971, the Janjevci have immigrated from Janjevo to Zagreb and Kistanje, causing a decline in the population of the Janjevci. There is a Catholic church (St. Nikola) located in the town about 100 meters from the main mosque.
There is an old folkloric belief that the town inhabitants were so smart to fool out even Nasreddin Efendy when he visited the town.
According to the 2011 census, there was a total number of 2137 inhabitants. Albanians numbered 1586, Croatians - 270, Roma - 177, Turks - 118, Ashkali - 11, Bosniaks - 5, Unknown - 4, Serbs - 1, Undeclared - 1.
- Demographic history
- 1991: 4797 (est.); Croats - 2859, Roma - 344, Albanians - 59 (est. 1539), Serbs - 8
- 1981: 5086; Croats - 3534, Albanians - 1078, Roma - 331, Serbs - 21.
- 1971: 4742; Croats - 3761, Albanians - 576, Roma - 218, Serbs - 51.
- 1961: 3762; Croats - 3052, Albanians - 302, Serbs - 47, Roma - 7.
- 1953: 3420
- 1948: 3090
In 1991, the most numerous families were the Palić (Matić and Rucić), Glasnović (Tomkić and Topalović), Ćibarić, Berišić (Ancić, Mazarekić and Golomejić), Macukić, Cirimotić.
- Shtjefën Gjeçovi, Albanian Catholic priest, nationalist, ethnologist and folklorist. His monument resides in the town, and his house is converted in a museum as well.
- Pajsije Janjevac
- Vikentije Popović-Hadžilavić
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