Llugaxhi (in Albanian, pronounced [l-oog-aji]) or Lugadžija (Serbian Cyrillic: Лугаџија) is a village in Kosovo, located south of Lipjan.


View from south side of the village
View from south side of the village
Llugagji is located in Kosovo
Location in Kosovo
Coordinates: Coordinates: 42°29′30.39″N 21°10′29.19″E / 42.4917750°N 21.1747750°E / 42.4917750; 21.1747750
Location Kosovo[a]
 • Total1,157
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

The village was founded by Muhaxhir-Albanians all of whom fled the invasion of Niš (Albanian: Nish) during 1878. Forced to abandon their belongings and dwellings, the families made their way to Gadime. They were later granted land further outside the town where they could create the new village.[2] Many families now inhabit Llugaxhi, such as the Ratkoceri, Reçica, the Magashi, the Byqmeti, the Islami (subfamily of Reçica), the Tmava and others. Most roads in Llugaxhi are named after family ancestors, such as Sefë Reçica.

Llugaxhi is a medium-sized village, around 3.3678 squared in size (source from 2010), most of it being land for cropping and only a small amount of land is slightly urbanised. The oldest building is the mosque which is said to be around 100 years old,[3] but there are plans for a new mosque in the north of the village.[4] There is an ever growing population which is partially due to people moving back from diaspora and the influx of new businesses from local owners.


  1. ^ 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 (this note self-updates) recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.


  1. ^ 2011 Kosovo Census results
  2. ^ Reçica, Jahja (2020). Llugaxhia- fshati im (monografi). Prishtina: Biblioteka Kombetare e Kosoves “Pjeter Bogdani”. ISBN 978-9951-757-67-6.
  3. ^ https://m.facebook.com/Llugaxhia/photos/a.628248437224537.1073741827.202653233117395/671624239553623/?type=3
  4. ^ http://infokusi.com/demolohet-xhamia-e-fshatit-llugaxhi/