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About the names and renamings of the Bulgarian Moslems (1912-2000)
About the names and renamings of the Bulgarian Moslems (1912-2000)

Author(s): Evgenija Krăsteva-Blagoeva
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН

Summary/Abstract: In the most recent Bulgarian history, the national state forced upon the citizens of Moslem faith (Bulgarian Moslems, Roma and Turks) the adoption of Bulgarian names several times. The first victim of this renaming was the community of the Bulgarian Moslems1, who had been traditionally assumed to be a buffer between the basic ethnic group – the Bulgarians, and the most numerous Moslem minority in the country – the Turks. For that reason, the forcible renaming was “tested” on them first...

  • Issue Year: III/2006
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 63-76
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English