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Njeguši in May 2010.
Birth house of Njegoš in Njeguši
Njeguši in 1970s
Njeguši in the late-19st century
A church in Njeguši
Interior of an old house, Njeguši

Njeguši (Montenegrin and Serbian Cyrillic: Његуши) is a village in the Cetinje Municipality of southern Montenegro, located on the slopes of Mount Lovćen, within the Lovćen national park. The village is best known as the birthplace of the Petrović dynasty, which ruled Montenegro from 1696 to 1918, as well as the Montenegrin office of the ''serdar'' and ''guvernadur'', held by the Radonjić family. The village is also significant for its well-preserved traditional folk architecture. Njeguški sir and Njeguški pršut (local forms of cheese and prosciutto respectively), made solely in area around Njeguši, are genuine contributions to Montenegrin cuisine. The village is situated in the Njeguši field and historically used to be a center of the tribe of the same name that formed a part of Katunska Nahija, one of the provinces of Old Montenegro. The village consists of the settlements: Dugi Do, Žanjev Do, Erakovići, Kopito, Vrba, Raićevići, Velji and Mali Zalazi, Majstori and Mirac. The name Njeguši is according to Ilija Ruvarac derived from Negusius Podcupica, mentioned in an 11th-century document. The original house the Petrović Family used to live in is located at 42.432271, 18.808675.

According to the 2003 census, the village had 17 inhabitants, of whom 15 declared as Montenegrins, 1 as Serb, and 1 Unknown. According to 2011 census, there were 35 inhabitants, 33 of whom were Montenegrins, one did not want to reveal ethnicity and one was a Russian.[1][2]

Famous people descending from Njeguši[edit]


  1. ^ Zavod za Statistiku Crne Gore. 2011. "Popis na nivou nasejla." http://www.monstat.org/cg/page.php?id=536&pageid=322
  2. ^ Становништво, национална или етничка припадност, подаци по насељима. Подгорица: Републички завод за статистику (2004). ISBN 978-86-84433-00-0.

Coordinates: 42°25′59″N 18°49′42″E / 42.4331°N 18.8283°E / 42.4331; 18.8283