Matica crnogorska

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Matica crnogorska
Formation 22 May 1993; 23 years ago (1993-05-22)
Headquarters Podgorica, Montenegro
Leader Dragan Radulović

Matica crnogorska (Serbian Cyrillic: Матица црногорска, Montenegrin pronunciation: [mâtit͡sa t͡srnǒɡorskaː]) is a Montenegrin cultural institution. It is a non-governmental organization which promotes Montenegrin identity and the Montenegrin language.


The name Matica can be literally translated into English as the "queen bee," which is a metaphor meaning "the parent body of the Montenegrins."


Matica crnogorska was formed on 22 May 1993 in Cetinje. In 2000, it began publishing the magazine Matica.[1]

The Matica was one of firm supporters of the country's independence.[2]

On 18 March 2008, the Parliament of Montenegro passed the Act of Matica crnogorska, which signifies it as an independent organization in the cultural field.[3]


Presidents of Matica Crnogorska:


  1. ^ About us, Matica crnogorska 
  2. ^ Matica crnogorska protiv srpskog jezika, Vesti 
  3. ^ ZAKON O MATICI CRNOGORSKOJ, Parliament of Mongenegro 

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