Brod, Dragaš

Brod (Albanian: Brod, Serbian Cyrillic: Брод) is a village in south of Kosovo,[a] in the region of Gora, in the municipality of Dragaš. It is part of the District of Prizren. The majority of people are Gorani. Brod is a big village with 900 houses. [2]

Brod
Village
Brod
Overview of Brod village
Overview of Brod village
Brod is located in Kosovo
Brod
Brod
Location in Kosovo
Coordinates: 41°59′32″N 20°42′24″E / 41.99222°N 20.70667°E / 41.99222; 20.70667Coordinates: 41°59′32″N 20°42′24″E / 41.99222°N 20.70667°E / 41.99222; 20.70667
Country Kosovo[a]
DistrictPrizren
MunicipalityDragaš
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,544
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

ReligionEdit

The people of Brod are Muslims.

LanguageEdit

 
Torlakian dialect

The Gorani speak Našinski. A small part near the cities also speak Albanian, as well as Serbian. In the 1991 Yugoslav census, 54.8% of the inhabitants of the Gora municipality said they spoke the Gorani language (Našinski), roughly in proportion to the number who considered themselves primarily ethnic Gorani.

CultureEdit

The Gorani have a varied cuisine and are traditionally known for their confections.

Traditional musicEdit

Traditional Gorani folk music includes a two-beat dance called kolo, which is a circle dance focused on foot movements. The dance is always started by using right foot and moving in a counterclockwise direction. Koło is usually accompanied by instrumental music made often with a Zurle or Kaval and tapan or Davul. Kolos are less frequently accompanied by singing as they are in neighboring ethnic groups such as the Albanians and Serbs.

There is also a great part of Gorani history in their lyrics and songs. Uniquely, they sing about the long journey to Turkey, about broken hearts and love. Their songs are performed by men and women.

 
Mountains near Brod
 
Ski pistes near Brod

NatureEdit

There is a canyon near the village.[citation needed]

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes:

  1. ^ a b Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 97 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 112 UN member states are said to have recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

References:

  1. ^ 2011 Kosovo Census results
  2. ^ Knaus, Verena; Warrander, Gail; Olenicoff, Larissa; Jennions, Bridget Nurre (Oct 5, 2017). Kosovo. Brandt Travel Guides. p. 239 - 242. ISBN 9781784770587.- ISBN 1784770582

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