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On Sat, 24 Mar 2001, Andreas Johansson wrote:

> Ferenc Valoczy wrote:
> >This little thing annoys me too, namely, that "Yugoslav" today is assumed
> >to mean "Serb", though besides Serbs there are there a large number of
> >Hungarians (some 4% of the population) and also Romanians, Bulgarians,
> >Croats, Sanjak Muslims, Goranci, Macedonians, Slovaks, Turks, Egyptians
> >and others, making the Serb population of Yugoslavia only about 80%.
>
> Don't forget the Montenegrins - they've even got a republic of their own
> within the federation. Or do Goranci perhaps mean the same as Montenegrins -
> I don't think I've seen the name before?

Montenegrin is a difficult one too...it's like, are there
Hercegovinians? There's a place called Hercegovina...

Goranci are mountain people, mostly Muslim from Kosovo and south
Montenegro.

>
> >Also
> >the term "Kosovar" meaning only "Albanian from Kosovo", thus excluding all
> >others who live(d) there, like Serbs, Croats, Turks, Hungarians,
> >Macedonians and others; though it seems recently this problem is being
> >solved by the Albanians there =/
>
> Hm, I thought "Kosovar" was the catch-all term, while the majority are the
> "Kosovo-Albanians". Am I misinformed or have the usuage changed?
>

What I've been noticing in news is Albanians being called Kosovars, but
Serbs there as Kosovo-Serbs...

-------ferko
Ferenc Gy. Valoczy

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