Posted By:ROLAND
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Subject:Re: Katunska question
Post Date:September 23, 2002 at 07:55:26
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/montenegro/messages/298.html
Forum:Montenegro Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/montenegro/

Thanks for the reply. I am aware of the Catholic Albanian population. I believe they are mostly around Ulqin (albanian spelling) and the Mirdita region and the Muslim population is spread out across the southern boarder. Orthodox Albanians in Montenegro... Hmmm, none that I am aware of. I'm sure there were, but they have probably been assimilated into the Slavic community by now. The only Orthodox Albanian community north of Greece or the Tosk region of Albania is around Diber (albanian spelling) in Macedonia. There are Orthodox Albanian communities in Romania, Bulgaria and the Ukraine though. I was just really curious about the origin of the name Katunska and if it connected at all to the Albanian community. I know that in Calabria they call their Albanian dialect "Katundi". There are regions of Southern Albania which have Slavic names from the Serb and Bulgarian periods centuries ago. They are Albanian areas and have been so for centuries, but names stick sometimes. I thought this might also be the case with Katunska.