The Gorani, meaning Highlanders, is an Islamic ethnic group which inhabits the Gora region, located between Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia.The Gora region comprises Dragaš municipality in Kosovo, Shishtavec municipality in Albania and the area around the Šar Mountains in Macedonia. They are adherents to Islam and have a rich and varied folk culture. They have been claimed by Bosniaks, Serbs, Bulgarians and recently Macedonians, but the general view is that they should be treated as a distinct minority... continue reading
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Certainly one of the most beautiful traditional costumes in the Balkans. Throughout the centuries is itself changed to the most radical changes experienced last thirty years, especially in terms of materials and decorations, and with the preservation of the very substantial forms. The characteristics of folk costumes in history were related primarily to the region where the live-mountain, and the type of activities they engaged primarily livestock. Livestock is allowed to obtain raw... continue reading
One of the oldest mosques in the Balkans in the village Mlike, Kosovo.The mosque was built in 1289th the Gregorian calendar (688th Sefer AH) and reconstructed (expanded) by Ahmet aga 1822nd the Gregorian calendar (1238th AH). This fact proves the memorial plaque that was written in Arabic. The mosque was built by Muslims before the arrival of the Turks in the Balkans, for the caravans that went to Dubrovnik and other coastal towns.In the courtyard of the mosque is a cemetery with tombstones.... continue reading
Prizren is a historical city located in southern Kosovo. It is the administrative center of the homonymous municipality and district.The municipality of Prizren is still the most culturally and ethnically heterogeneous of Kosovo, retaining communities of Bosniaks, Turks, and Roma. The municipality has an estimated population of about 240,000 inhabitants, comprising both the town itself and its 76 villages. Prizren is located on the slopes of the Shar Mountain in the southern part of Republic of... continue reading
From book: Rosel, Alex - Cute Cats From Around The World(Kindle Locations 632-637). Kindle EditionMaya from Southern Kosovo owner and photographs by Admir IdriziAdmir Idrizi Aljabak lives in a small village in Southern Kosovo where many feral cats live in the surrounding area. Most of these semi-tame cats depend on the local people during the colder winter months for food and shelter. During the winter, five years ago, Admir noticed that a young kitten had taken up lodgings in... continue reading
The Gorani, meaning Highlanders, is an Islamic ethnic group which inhabits the Gora region, located between Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia. Another autonym of this people is "Našinci" which literally means "our people". They are also known among the neighboring Albanians by several exonyms, "Torbeshë" and "Poturë". They speak the Gora dialect, which is known by many Gorani as "Našinski". The Gora region comprises Dragaš municipality in Kosovo, Shishtavec municipality in Albania... continue reading
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