Kodžadžik

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Kodžadžik
Коџаџик
Kocacık
Village
The reconstructed home of Atatürk's parents
The reconstructed home of Atatürk's parents
Kodžadžik is located in Republic of Macedonia
Kodžadžik
Kodžadžik
Location within Republic of Macedonia
Coordinates: 41°27′N 20°36′E / 41.450°N 20.600°E / 41.450; 20.600Coordinates: 41°27′N 20°36′E / 41.450°N 20.600°E / 41.450; 20.600
Country Republic of Macedonia
Municipality Centar Župa municipality
Statistical region Southwestern Statistical Region
Population (2002)
 • Total 275
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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Website .

Kodžadžik (Macedonian: Коџаџик, Turkish: Kocacık) is a village in the municipality of Centar Župa, Republic of Macedonia.

Name[edit]

A former Ottoman fortress existed in the location of Kodžadžik before the end of the first half of the 15th century.[1] Scholars such Smiljanić and Hadži Vasiljević noted that a battle between Skanderbeg and the Ottoman Turks occurred in the area from which the name of the village is derived from the Turkish expression kocacenk meaning big battle.[1]

History[edit]

According to historians, the village was mentioned for the first time in 1385 and the name of the village means "Great Battle".[2] It was known Svetigrad or Sfetigrad before the Ottoman conquest in 1448. Kodžadžik is known for the fact that the house of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's parents is located in the village. A Memorial House of Kemal Atatürk is currently being constructed in Kodžadžik.[3] Kodžadžik was the scene of the Siege of Svetigrad during 1448, in which Ottoman forces captured it from forces of the League of Lezhë after sieging it for three months.[4]

Demographics[edit]

The village is inhabited by a Turkish speaking population consisting of Turks.[5]

According to the 2002 census, the village had a total of 275 inhabitants.[6] Ethnic groups in the village include:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Włodzimierz, Pianka (1970). Toponomastikata na Ohridsko-Prespanskiot bazen. Institut za makedonski jazik "Krste Misirkov". p. 43.  "Коџаџик е село и најбогата историја во овој крај. Тука била некогашна Турска тврдина која постоела пред крајот на I пол. од XV в. (Радониќ, Скендербег, 243). Кај Смиљаниќ (с.66) и Хаџи Васиљевиќ (Г. Дебар, 141) е запишано предание за битка меѓу Скендербег и Турците, со која е поврзана народната етимологија на селото (од "kocacenk" -Коџаџик, на Турски: голема битка)."
  2. ^ Makfax
  3. ^ MIA
  4. ^ Some sources refer to the siege occurring in 1449. Most original documents, however, only refer to it happening in 1448. See: Schmitt p. 93.
  5. ^ Vidoeski, Božidar (1998). Dijalektite na makedonskiot jazik. Vol. 1. Makedonska akademija na naukite i umetnostite. ISBN 9789989649509.  p.214. "Турски етнички елемент живее во Жупа - во селата: Коџаџик, Новаци, Брештани, Елевци, Евла, Долгаш, Ослоница и Праленик, и нешто во градот Дебар." p. 326.
  6. ^ a b Macedonian Census (2002), Book 5 - Total population according to the Ethnic Affiliation, Mother Tongue and Religion, The State Statistical Office, Skopje, 2002, p. 189.

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