Origin, development and modern state of bulgarian ethnic minority in Albania

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Origin, development and modern state of bulgarian ethnic minority in Albania

Teodora Malinova

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Abstract

Bulgarians and Albanians cohabitations together more then 13 centuries. From a historical point of view this is a period, that covers the domination of two empires – Byzantine and Ottoman. The subject of the Bulgarian ethnic minority has existed for years. This issue also arises with the creation and recognition of an independent Albanian state in 1912. But only in 2017, the Albanian parliament in Tirana approves of the Minority Protection Act, in which the Bulgarian-ethnic population officially obtains their minority status.

Keywords: Bulgarian ethnic minority, Albania, population

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Citation / Начин на цитиране

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Dimitrova T (2019) Origin, development and modern state of bulgarian ethnic minority in Albania. Journal of the Bulgarian Geographical Society 41: 48-51. https://doi.org/10.3897/jbgs.2019.41.8

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