Maliq-Opar

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Maliq-Opar
Maliq-Opar is located in Albania
Maliq-Opar
Maliq-Opar
Coordinates: 40°37′15″N 20°26′6″E / 40.62083°N 20.43500°E / 40.62083; 20.43500Coordinates: 40°37′15″N 20°26′6″E / 40.62083°N 20.43500°E / 40.62083; 20.43500
Country Albania
CountyKorçë
MunicipalityMaliq
Municipal unitMoglicë
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Maliq-Opar is a community in the Korçë County, Albania.[1] At the 2015 local government reform it became part of the municipality Maliq.[2]

History[edit]

The origin of the medieval Albanian noble family Muzaka, which would later rule a lordship based at Berat, is found in Opar.[3] In his memoirs, Gjon Muzaka (fl. 1510) wrote that Opar was a village populated by Albanians fought against Slav and Ottomans, they joined the Skanderbeg army.[4]

Culture[edit]

The masons of the area speak a unique sociolect known as Purishte.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location of Opar". Retrieved 2010-06-20.
  2. ^ "Law nr. 115/2014" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-06-29.
  3. ^ Anamali, Skënder (2002), Historia e popullit shqiptar në katër vëllime (in Albanian), I, Botimet Toena, pp. 252–255, OCLC 52411919
  4. ^ "John Musachi: Brief Chronicle on the Descendants of our Musachi Dynasty". Archived from the original on 2010-09-10.