This article is based on data from my field and archive research. The field work on South-Albanian border populations was carried out on one short visit in 1998 and two longer stays of up to five months in 1999–2000 and 2001 in the area near the town Konispol on the South-Albanian border. I also conducted anthropological research on short visits to the Greek side of the border region, around the village of Sagiáda. Former Albanian inhabitants of Chameria were all interviewed in the Albanian border area, the Greek inhabitants respectively on Greek territory. In addition, I did research in the archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Athens), the Central State Archives (Tirana) and in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Tirana). I owe many thanks to Hajredin Isufi for his precious help. I would like to dedicate this paper to Mitat Dule who died in the summer of 2001. I will always remember him gratefully and love him for his hospitality and the support he gave me from the very beginning of my stay in his village.
Sagiáda; South Albania; Chameria; Ablanian minority in Greece;