Orahov Do

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Orahov Do
Village
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Country  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Canton Herzegovina-Neretva
Municipality Ravno
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Orahov Do is a village in Ravno municipality Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was formerly part of the Trebinje municipality, up until the Bosnian War. It is only a few kilometers away from the border with Croatia on the road from the Adriatic coast to Popovo polje. It was the birthplace of Ragusan merchant Nikola Bošković, father of famed astronomer Ruđer Bošković.

Name[edit]

The literal translation of Orahov Do is "Walnut Valley". Other variants include Orahovi Do, Orovi Do, and Orahovo. In Serbian Cyrillic, the name is written as "Орахов До".

History[edit]

The village is mentioned in Ragusan documents dating to 1408 (as Orachouo dol[1]) and 1414 (as Oracouodol[2][3]). The 1408 document mentions nobleman Pokrajac Novaković's granting his subject Novak Grgurić from Orahov Do to settle with his family in the Ston region.[4] The region was during the Middle Ages part of the župa (county) of Popovo.

According to Serbian sources, the Bošković brotherhood (ancestors of Roger Joseph Boscovich), originally surnamed Pokrajčić, had settled the village from the surrounding mountains.[5] Branches of the brotherhood also settled the surroundings of Stolac.[6]

Demographics[edit]

The village is inhabited by a Croat majority and Serb minority. In the 1991 census, the village had 42 residents, including:[7]

  • 38 (90.47%) Croats
  • 4 (9.52%) Serbs

Anthropology[edit]

Surnames found in the village include Đurinov, Čupović, Bjelanov, Delić, Zurević, Cajin, Pirijač, Kićunov, and others.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Državni arhiv u Dubrovniku, Serija Diversa Cancellariae, Svezak XXXVII, folija 10 (datum: 18. februar 1408. godine)". Pocraize Nouachouich facit manifestum quod ipse vult et contentatum pro Nouacho Gergurich de Orachouo dol homo dicti Poghraize possit libere et secure ire ad standum et habitandum cum sua familia per terras Riparie vel Stagni 
  2. ^ "Državni arhiv u Dubrovniku, Serija Diversa Cancellariae, Svezak XL, folija 88 (datum: 02. decembar 1414. godine)". Radogna Pripchouich de Oracouodol homo Dobroslaui Meduiedouich confessus est habuisse et recepisse a ser Blasio de Sorgo et a Bogdano Bagnich homine dicti ser Blasii dantibus eidem ad tenendum, pascandum et fideliter custodiandum capita nouem porcorum hinc ad annos tres proxime futuris 
  3. ^ Andrija Nikić (1996). Iz hercegovačke povjesnice. Franjevačka knjižnica. p. 28. 
  4. ^ Dunić 1967, p. 96.
  5. ^ Jeremija D. Mitrović (1992). Srpstvo Dubrovnika. Srpska književna zadruga. p. 124. Преци Руђера БошковиЬа прво су као властела носили презиме ПодкравиЬи односно Покра]чиЬи. Рано су се спустили у Попово поље, у село Орахов До или Орахово, где су се размножили као Бошкови- Ьи. Из 1629. сачувана је једна изјава људи написана „т сагаНеге ПНпсЬо оуего 8етапо" (српским пи- смом). Из овог херцеговачког српског ... 
  6. ^ Историски записи 68. с.н. 1995. p. 154. огранака братства БошковнЬа у Орахов До и околицу Гтоца, што )е утврЬено, као што смо вищ'ели, на основу тамоииьег предала н других извора. Исто тако, правац иселзаван.а, куда су сс креталп при селидби, ко)а су усмеренъа ... 
  7. ^ Demografija Trebinja - Nacionalni sastav po naseljenim mjestima, 1991., reproduction of the 1991 census data at the Bosnian Wikipedia

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Coordinates: 42°49′41″N 17°55′37″E / 42.8281°N 17.9269°E / 42.8281; 17.9269