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Matica crnogorska (Montenegrin Cyrillic: Матица црногорска, Montenegrin pronunciation: [mâtit͡sa t͡srnǒɡorskaː]) is a Montenegrin cultural institution. It was founded in 1993 as a non-governmental organization which promotes Montenegrin national and cultural identity and the Montenegrin language. In 2008, the Parliament of Montenegro adopted the Law on Matica crnogorska, which gave it the status of an independent cultural institution.[1]

Matica crnogorska
Matica crnogorska logo.jpg
Formation22 May 1993; 26 years ago (1993-05-22)
Legal statusCultural institution
HeadquartersPodgorica, Montenegro
President
Dragan Radulović
Websitewww.maticacrnogorska.me

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EtymologyEdit

The name Matica can be literally translated into English as the "queen bee," which is a metaphor meaning "the parent body of the Montenegrins."

HistoryEdit

Matica crnogorska was formed on 22 May 1993 in Cetinje. In 2000, it began publishing the magazine Matica.[2]

The Matica was one of firm supporters of the country's independence.[3]

On 18 March 2008, the Parliament of Montenegro passed the Act of Matica crnogorska, which signifies it as an independent organization in the cultural field.[4]

PresidentsEdit

Presidents of Matica Crnogorska:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ZAKON O MATICI CRNOGORSKOJ, Parliament of Montenegro
  2. ^ About us, Matica crnogorska
  3. ^ Matica crnogorska protiv srpskog jezika, Vesti
  4. ^ ZAKON O MATICI CRNOGORSKOJ, Parliament of Montenegro

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