Bulgarians in Kosovo


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                        Republic of Kosovo





population -1 900 000                                                                             size-10 887 sq.km.
capital-Pristina   

                                                    
- According to the census of 1991.  population of Kosovo and Metohija is estimated at 1 956 196.
Ethnic composition-Albanians1 596 072 (82.2%), Serbs-194 190, Muslims-66 189,Roma-46 000, Montenegrins-20 356,Turks-10 500, Croats-8062

- Towards 2005.  Kosovo has between 1 700 000 and 1 900 000 inhabitants.
Albanians, between 1 496 000 and 1 672 000  88%,Serbs-between 102 000 and 120 000   6%, Muslim Slavs (Gorani, Muslims, Bosniaks and-Zhupans)-between 51 000 and 57 000   3%, Roma between 34 000 and 38 000 2%, Turks-between 17 000 and 19 000















                                                                                                                     
                                                        Prizren Region



Population-376 085
I ncludes the municipalities of Prizren, Dragash, Orahovac and Suva Reka


                                         Municipality Dragash
                         (Combining the former municipalities  Dragash and Opoye)

-covering 35 villages and 1 town
Population-45 103 in 1999 and 34 562 in 2000.
Ethnicity:                                                                                                                                                              
1999-Albanians-27 633 61%, Gorani- 17 470 39%
2000-Albanians-24 856 72%, Gorani - 9706 28%
-According to other data to 2006. the population of the municipality is 40 775, of which 22 800 are Albanians 57.22%, and Gorani are 17,975 43.30%
-In municipality Dragash falls entirely populated by Bulgarians-Muslims etc. "Gorani" Gora area.


                                                     District of Gora

Area-310 sq .km                                                                                                                                                        Population- 16112 inhabitants  Gorani-14 774  91.7% and Albanians-5.3%
19 villages inhabited by Gorani
Villages populated by Bulgarian Muslims (Gorani)

- village Restelitsa (Restelica)-between 3300,4147 and 7000 gorani.The greatest Gorani village. Local Gorani are conservative Muslims with pro-bosniak senses.In village are living several families Albanians.
- village of Brod -between 700, 1272 and 1660 gorani.The village has between 700 and 900 houses.
- village Dikantse (Dikance)-between 100,175,257,1100 gorani.Part of its citizens have pro-Serbian senses.V village has 150 houses.
-village Orkyusha (Orchusha, Orqusha)-between 70,92 and 221 Gorani and Albanians
-Dragash town-2000-4000 population   Gorani -75% Albanians-25%. According to other data in the city live  810 Gorani and 600 Albanians.The Gorani live in the lower edge of the city.
- Krushevo village, between 647 and 714 Gorani.In their ethnogenesis has Vlach element.
- village Vranishte (Vranishte, Vraniq)-between 350,373 and 731 Gorani
-village Globochiko (Globochitsa, Glloboqice), between 628,650 and 968 Gorani
- village Kukulyane (Kukuane, Kukajan)-between 351,450 and 621 Gorani
-Radesha village-between 670,1000 and 1226 Gorani.The village is divided into Upper and Lower Radesha.
-Gorna Rapcha (Gora Rapcha)-between 705 and 1100  Gorani
-Dolna Rapcha (Dona Rapcha, Doa Rapcha) -721 Gorani
-Gorni Krastets (Gori Krstats), between 198,320 and 837 Gorani
-Dolni Krastets (Donnie Krastez, Doi Krstats) -231 Gorani
-village Lyuboishte (Lyubovishte, ubovishte)- between 350,375 and 799 Gorani
-village Leshtane-between 227,260 and 679 Gorani
-village Mlike-between 130,315 and 400 gorani.In winter population of the village fell to 30 in summer should be suspended 1300.According to the local people,the village in the past been populated by Arabs and from Mlike started the Islamization of the region.                                                                                                                                       -Backa village-between 50,87 and 215 gorani.Part of its citizens are pro-Serbian.
village Zlipotok-between 350,386 and 608 Gorani
                                                                                                                                                                                 -According to Tanja Mangalakova l in Gora lived 15 079 Gorani.In the summer reach 25 000.
-According to UNMIK, in Gora in 2003 lived 11 954 Gorani and 600 Albanians.

- "Gorani", Bulgarian Muslims who live in Gora District, which is divided between Kosovo and  Albania.In Kosovo they number 18 000 -19 000. They speak the Bulgarian Torlaks dialect and is suspected of being part of the Bulgarian ethnic group of Shoppes. In the past they were often called Bogomils.They are Islyamizyd  between 18-19 century.
Today they had a Gorani, Macedonians, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Serbian or Albanian identity.

-According to some claims, the Albanians in Opoye-22 800 are Bulgarian Muslims who are albanizyd in the 16 century.



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      Count of Kosovo citizenz from Bulgarian origin
Bulgarian Muslims(Gorani)
         19 000
Macedonian Bulgarians
             900
Bulgarian Muslims(Zupans)
         24 000
Serbized Bulgarians (Torlaks,Shoppes)
         80 000
Albanized Bulgarian Muslim
     1 100-25 000
                          TOTAL
  125 000-150 000
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