Šuto Orizari

Šuto Orizari (Macedonian: Шуто Оризари , Balkan Romani: Shuto Orizari), often shortened as Šutka (Macedonian: Шутка, Albanian: Shutkë), is a neighbourhood in the City of Skopje, North Macedonia, and the seat of Šuto Orizari Municipality. It is often regarded as the cultural capital of the Romani people in North Macedonia. [1] An independent Romanistan (a state for the Romani people) was proposed here in the early 1990s by leaders of the Party for the Complete Emancipation of Roma.[2]

Šuto Orizari
Шуто Оризари
Shuto Orizari - P1090563.JPG
CountryNorth Macedonia
MunicipalityŠuto Orizari municipality
 • Total15,353
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Car platesSK


According to the 2002 census, the town had a total of 15353 inhabitants.[3] Ethnic groups in the town include:[3]

Šuto Orizari has a mixed population that includes minorities of Muslim Romani people and Turks, yet the neighborhood is associated with Albanians in North Macedonia.[4]


  1. ^ Barany, Zoltan (1995). "The Roma in Macedonia: Ethnic Politics and the Marginal Condition in a Balkan State". Ethnic and Racial Studies. 18 (3): 522. doi:10.1080/01419870.1995.9993877. ISSN 0141-9870.
  2. ^ Charles Vance; Yongsun Paik (2006). Managing a Global Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities in International Human Resource Management. M.E. Sharpe. p. 760. ISBN 978-0-7656-2016-3.
  3. ^ a b Macedonian Census (2002), Book 5 - Total population according to the Ethnic Affiliation, Mother Tongue and Religion, The State Statistical Office, Skopje, 2002, p. 65.
  4. ^ Ragaru, Nadege (2008). "The Political Uses and Social Lives of "National Heroes": Controversies over Skanderbeg's Statue in Skopje". Südosteuropa. 56 (4): 536. "Skopje is indeed spread over both sides of the Vardar river. Although the neighborhoods that lie northeast of the river (Butel, Čair/Çair, Gazi Baba, Suto Orizari) have mixed populations including representatives of the Turkish and Roma minorities, they tend to be associated with the Albanians."

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Coordinates: 42°02′11.82″N 21°25′33.16″E / 42.0366167°N 21.4258778°E / 42.0366167; 21.4258778 vCategory:Romani Muslims]]