On the name of the Kriva Palanka town Cover Image

За името на градот Крива Паланка
On the name of the Kriva Palanka town

Author(s): Vesna Miovska
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Geography, Regional studies
Published by: Институт за македонска литература
Keywords: oykonyms; hydronyms; place names; etymology

Summary/Abstract: Kriva Palanka (a town in the north-eastern part of Macedonia) is a two-component name of kriva (=reka) “curved river”, and palanka “a small town”. According to historical data, the town was originally called Kriva Reka, and then Kriva Reka Palanka. During the Ottoman Empire, the town was called Egri Dere (a Turkish translation of the Slavic name), and then Egri Dere Palanka. In medieval times, the upper part of Kriva Reka was called Sarandapor “40 ships”. The turks called it Krk Gecid (a translation of the greek name). In relation to this, in this study we make comparisons of hydronyms and toponyms

  • Issue Year: 13/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 95-101
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Macedonian