|Subject:||Re: Katunska question|
|Post Date:||September 20, 2002 at 21:42:28|
|Forum:||Montenegro Genealogy Forum|
Sorry the other reply wasn't all that helpful so i hope this one will be.
There are many Albanians in Montenegro. One major group are the Malisor's (Malisori). They are Roman Catholic in religion and live in clans. The Malisori live by a feudal system. I watched a movie once (I believe it was based on a true story) where a feud existed between 2 clans. To try and put an end to feud one of the clans brought to the other a new born baby and placed it face down in a basket and left it on the door step. If the baby is taken by the clan at the house where it was brought then the that clan will be the baby's Godparents however if they don't the baby suffocates and the feud continues. In this case all ended well, ie the baby lived.
There are also the Muslim Albanians and there could also be Orthodox Albanians. The word katund might be the Albanian word for village but it has nothing to do with the Katunska Nahija - which is made up predominantly of Slavic Orthodox clans.
hope this helps