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The Goran Enclave in Kosovo: Language Data for Identity

Publication: Philologica Jassyensia, VIII (1), p. 133-139
Publisher:Institutul de Filologie Română „A. Philippide”
Abstract:Gora is an enclave on the territory of western Balkans (Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia). It is a region with a mixed population. The small community of Muslim Gorans speaks a Slavic idiom specific to the western Balkan area in which three large language continua are in contact: Albanian, Macedonian-Bulgarian and Serbian. The mother tongue of the Gorans is exclusively a home language. Gorans and the Goran language are concepts that bear an ethno-ideological content, at a time when politics has been accompanied by ethnic conflicts. The Goran community is determined by features that are common and value-laden for all speakers. This paper is a result of the author’s current specialized research projects.
Key words:enclave, Balkans, Gora region, Slavonic Muslim community, mother tongue, contact zone
Language: English

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