Mrkojevići

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Mrkojevići (Montenegrin and Serbian Cyrillic: Мркојевићи), also known as Mrkovići (Мрковићи), was a historical tribe in southeastern Montenegro, located between the towns of Bar and Ulcinj. The region covers an area of 91.06 km², of which 77.09 km² falls in the territory of the Municipality of Bar while 13.97 km² falls in the territory of the Municipality of Ulcinj. There are ten main settlements: Velje Selo, Dabezići, Dobra Voda, Gorana (Mala and Velja), Grdovići, Kunje, Ljeskovac, Međureč, Pelinkovići and Pečurice; and three parts: Bušat, Dubrava and Dobra Voda. The region borders Krajina to the east. The majority of inhabitants of the villages identify as Montenegrins, the rest as Muslims, Serbs and Bosniaks.

History[edit]

It is believed that the župa (county) of Prapratna was located in what became the Mrkojevići tribe.[1] Mrkojevići is first mentioned in 1409.

Population[edit]

According to the 2003 census, the total population of the towns was 3,209.[citation needed]

Town Montenegrins Serbs Bosniaks Muslims by nationality Albanians Croats No response Others Total
Dabezići 93 0 0 41 0 0 0 12 146
Dobra Voda 591 87 78 168 12 4 2 53 995
Grdovići 93 5 2 83 0 1 3 1 188
Kunje 318 80 13 20 0 3 10 25 469
Mala Gorana 113 0 0 12 2 0 0 10 137
Pelinkovići 65 0 0 57 29 0 0 0 151
Pečurice 139 92 48 136 12 1 4 34 466
Velja Gorana 126 0 1 226 11 0 14 8 386
Velje Selo 54 0 0 211 0 0 2 4 271
Total 1,592 264 142 954 66 9 35 147 3,209

Culture[edit]

According to folklore the tribe descends from a Mrkota who was from Piperi, Montenegro.

There is a festival called "Dani Mrkojevića" (Days of the Mrkojevići).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Srpski dijalektološki zbornik. 17-18. Akademija. 1968. p. 77. ПРЕДГОВОР I. МрковиЬи су )едно од црногорских племена, а живе )ужно од Бара на питомо) и богато) приморено) висоравни за ко)у се лшели да се ту у XI в. налазила жупа Прапратна са при'естоницом зетског кнеза Во)'ислава'.