Frangovo

Frangovo (Macedonian: Франгово, Albanian: Frëngovë) is a village in the municipality of Struga, North Macedonia.[1]

Frangovo

Франгово
Frëngovë
Village
Panoramic view of the village
Panoramic view of the village
Frangovo is located in Republic of North Macedonia
Frangovo
Frangovo
Location within North Macedonia
Coordinates: 41°08′43″N 20°37′23″E / 41.14528°N 20.62306°E / 41.14528; 20.62306Coordinates: 41°08′43″N 20°37′23″E / 41.14528°N 20.62306°E / 41.14528; 20.62306
Country North Macedonia
RegionLogo of Southwestern Region, North Macedonia.svg Southwestern
MunicipalityCoat of arms of Struga Municipality.svg Struga
Elevation
798 m (2,618 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total1,739
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)+38946
Car platesSU
Website.

NameEdit

All the forms of the toponym are derived from the form Frangovo, by reduction of the original sound cluster an into ân/ën or the denasalisation of the latter (Frangovo, Frngovo, Frgovo).[2] The form Фрургови Власи/Frugovi Vlasi has a Serbian denasalisation of the sound cluster an > > u of which the toponym was first recorded in a medieval document of Emperor Stefan Dušan that was probably written by a Serb.[2] This is a possessive name formed with a suffix that is derived from the ethnonym Frang/Frank meaning (Western) Europeans or someone not of the Balkans and is probably associated with the Crusades era.[2]

HistoryEdit

During the mid-fourteenth century, a document of Serbian Tsar Stefan Dušan refers to property of St Clement church in Ohrid with the settlement recorded under the name Frugovi Vlasi, which later possibly broke up into two villages identified as being modern Frangovo and nearby Mali Vlaj.[3]

DemographicsEdit

The village of Frangovo is inhabited by Tosks, a subgroup of southern Albanians and speak the Tosk Albanian dialect.[4][5]

According to the 2002 census, the village had a total of 1739 inhabitants.[6] Ethnic groups in the village include:[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Frangovo Struga, Macedonia - Frangovo Struga | Frangovo map". makedonija.name. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  2. ^ a b c Włodzimierz, Pianka (1970). Toponomastikata na Ohridsko-Prespanskiot bazen. Institut za makedonski jazik "Krste Misirkov". p. 69.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) "Сите приведени форми потекнуваат од формата Франгово, со редуцирање на првобитната група -ан- во -ън- или деназализација на последната (Франгово, Фрнгово, Фргово). Формата Фрургови Власи има српска деназализација на -ан- > -o̧- > -у (спорот на пр. Фрушка Гора во Србија), бидејќи документот на Душан веројатно го пишал Србин. Ова е посесивно име образувано со суфикот - ово од етнонимот Франг // Франк 'Европаец, не-Балканец' и веројатно е сврзана со крстоносните походи (в. с. 21)."
  3. ^ Koukoudis, Asterios (2003). The Vlachs: Metropolis and Diaspora. Thessaloniki: Zitros Publications. ISBN 9789607760869.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) p. 423. "Some two centuries later, in the mid-fourteenth century, a resolution of the Serbian Tsar Stefan Dušan regarding the property of the Church of St Clement in Ohrid mention the existence of what was probably a Vlach settlement by the name of Frugovi Vlasi. It probably broke up later on, but may be identified with the modern villages of Frangovo and Mali Vlaj south-west of Struga."
  4. ^ Murtishi, Kaim (2001). Ladorishti: Histori dhe Tradita. Asdreni. p. 53.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) "Ladorishti, Frëngova, Zagraçani dhe Kalishti fshatra toske"
  5. ^ Tuda, Shpresa (1977). "Të dhëna për zakonet e vdekjes dhe vajtimet në Strugë dhe rrethinë". Gjurmime Albanologjike: Folklor Dhe Etnologji. 5–7: 159.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) "Fshatrat e rrethinës së Strugës siç janë: Kalishti, Frengova, Ladorishti, Zagraçani dhe Shumi flasin në dialektin toskë, kurse në të gjithë fshatrat e tjerë flitet gegënishtja.".
  6. ^ 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. 182.

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