Gorno Vranovci

Gorno Vranovci (Macedonian: Горно Врановци, Albanian: Vranoc i Epërm) is a village in the municipality of Čaška, North Macedonia. The village has an Albanian school and a mosque.[1]

Gorno Vranovci
Горно Врановци
Vranoc i Epërm
Village
Gorno Vranovci is located in North Macedonia
Gorno Vranovci
Gorno Vranovci
Location within North Macedonia
Coordinates: 41°41′N 21°33′E / 41.683°N 21.550°E / 41.683; 21.550Coordinates: 41°41′N 21°33′E / 41.683°N 21.550°E / 41.683; 21.550
Country North Macedonia
RegionLogo of Vardar Region.svg Vardar
MunicipalityCoat of arms of Čaška Municipality.svg Čaška
Population
 (2002)
 • Total199
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Car platesVE
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HistoryEdit

The village was traditionally inhabited by a Macedonian Muslim (Torbeš) population that spoke Macedonian.[2][3][4] Their ancestors were Mijaks who converted to Islam during the 16th century and migrated from the Mala Reka region in the Debar area at the end of the 17th until the 19th centuries to central Macedonia establishing villages such as Gorno Vranovci.[2][4] Gorno Vranovci was the location were the first Macedonian newspaper Nova Makedonija (New Macedonia) was initially published during 1944.[3] Between 1950-1960 the inhabitants of Gorno Vranovci immigrated to Turkey, in particular the city Izmir with a few other families going to Bursa, Ankara and Edirne.[2][3][5] Gorno Vranovci was repopulated with Albanians from the neighbouring villages of Gorno Jabolčište and Dolno Jabolčište alongside Albanians from Kosovo who were escaping oppression and violence.[2][3] Albanians from Gorno Vranovci have also migrated to Turkey, mainly to Istanbul.[5]

DemographicsEdit

In statistics gathered by Vasil Kanchov in 1900, the village of Gorno Vranovci was inhabited by 1900 Muslim Bulgarians.[6] The Yugoslav census of 1948 recorded 3354 people of whom 3247 were Macedonians, 102 Turks, 1 Albanian and 4 others.[1] The Yugoslav census of 1953 recorded 3847 people of whom 3780 were Turks, 47 Macedonians, 2 Albanians and 18 others.[1] The 1961 Yugoslav census recorded 738 people of whom 524 were Turks, 209 Albanians, 2 Macedonians and 3 others.[1] In the 1960s the Muslim Macedonian population of Gorno Vranovci consisted of 37 families and 60 households, while Muslim Albanians were 38 households.[7][8] The 1971 census recorded 177 people of whom 146 were Albanians, 28 Turks, 1 Macedonian and 2 others.[1] The 1981 Yugoslav census recorded 184 people of whom 138 were Albanians, 39 Turks, 6 Bosniaks and 1 Macedonian.[1] The Macedonian census of 1994 recorded 221 people of whom 207 were Albanians, 11 Turks, 1 Macedonian and 2 others.[1]

According to the 2002 census, the village had a total of 199 inhabitants.[9] Ethnic groups in the village include:[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Sherafedin Kaso (2005). The settlements with Muslim population in Macedonia. Logos-A. p. 363. ISBN 978-9989-58-155-7.
  2. ^ a b c d Crvenkovska, Ines (2016). "Жената во семејниот и јавниот живот - по примерот на селото Мелница". EthnoAnthropoZoom: 1."Od seloto Gorno Vranovci, vo periodot na 50-60-tite godini na ovoj vek, kako i poveḱeto sela so islamizirani Makedonci, islamiziranite Mijaci migriraat vo Turcija, a na nivno mesto seloto go naseluvaat Albanci od Kosovo i od selata Gorno i Dolno Jabolčišta.
  3. ^ a b c d Friedman, Victor (1993). "Language Policy and Language Behavior in Macedonia: Background and Current Events". In Fraenkel, Eran; Kramer, Christina (eds.). Language Contact – Language Conflict (PDF). New York: Peter Lang. pp. 98–99. ISBN 978-0700713790.
  4. ^ a b Vidoeski, Božidar (1998). Dijalektite na makedonskiot jazik. Vol. 1. Makedonska akademija na naukite i umetnostite. ISBN 9789989649509. p. 126. "Еден дел од торбешката група, кои на крајот на XVII век и во почетокот на XVIII-иот, во времето на големите миграциони движења во Македонија, ја напуштило старата територија (Дебарско) и се преселило во централните области на Македонија. Така се формирале шет торбешки села во Скопско (Пагаруша, Д. Количани, Држилово, Цветово, Елово, Умово) и две Велешко (Г. Врановци и Мелница)."
  5. ^ a b Godisěn zbornik (1962). Volumes 1-3. Univerzitet vo Skopje. Prirodno-matematički oddel. p. 98. "Карактеристично е дека иселениците од едно село и во Турција се групираат во исто место. Врановчани се населуваат во Измир, мелничани во Акисар, населението од албанската говорна група во Цариград. По неколку фамили има во Бурса, Анкара, Едрене и други места."
  6. ^ Vasil Kanchov (1900). Macedonia: Ethnography and Statistics. Sofia. p. 157.
  7. ^ Godisěn zbornik (1962). Volumes 1-3. Univerzitet vo Skopje. Prirodno-matematički oddel. p.89. "Торбешите денеска живеат во три села: Мелница 41 род со 104 домаќинства, Горно Врановци 37 родови со 60 домаќинства и Согле 7 родови со 11 домаќинства. Муслиманското население од албанската говорна група има во 9 села: Согле 13 со 24 домаќинства,..."
  8. ^ Srpsko geografsko društvo (1967). Glasnik Srpskog geografskog društva: Bulletin de la Société serbe de geographie. Volumes 47-49. p. 110. "Становништво арбанашке говорие групе данас има у 11 села, во области Бабуне и Тополке. Та села су: Г Јаболчиште (105 дом.), Д. Јаболчиште (53 дом.), Г. Врановци (38 дом.), Г. Оризари (30 дом.), Сливник (19 дом.), Согле (18 дом. ), Црквино (9 дом.), Кљуковец (6 дом.), Бањица (4 дом.), Мелница (3 дом.) и Отиштино (1 дом.)."
  9. ^ 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. 190.