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Teškoto or Teshkoto (Macedonian: Тешкото, "the hard one"), is a folk dance from western Macedonia, specifically from the Mijak ethnographic region. The dance is a war dance, with origins in antique history.[1] This folk dance has inspired many artists and poets (for example Blaze Koneski's poem Teškoto).[2] The famous Bulgarian singer Veselin Marinov has a song with the same name.


  1. ^ Ernest N. Damianopoulos (15 February 2012). The Macedonians: Their Past and Present. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 189–. ISBN 978-1-137-01190-9. 
  2. ^ "Teškoto (The Hard One)". Retrieved 2008-10-14.