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Hrvatska antroponimija nakon II. svjetskog rata
Croatian anthroponymy after World war II

Author(s): Petar Šimunović
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Hrvatsko filološko društvo

Summary/Abstract: After World war II a number of ideologized names were created in communist Yugoslavia. Subsequent periods were also reflected in proper names, which is also true of the Croatian Spring of 1971. Parallel with the ideologized names, foreign (mainly Western) names were often adopted after the 1950's, usually coming from the world of show business. There were great difficulties in incorporating these names into the Croatian anthroponomastic system. The war in Croatia of 1991 gave rise both to emigration and immigration on different directions, giving a strong impetus to create new proper and family names in the Croatian anthroponymic corpus. The author quotes the most important literature on Croatian proper and family names in individual Croatian areas.

  • Issue Year: 1997
  • Issue No: 43-44
  • Page Range: 379-386
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Croatian