Any Bosniaks On This Forum? Sept 5, 2011 13:22:20 GMT -5
Post by coke&broke on Sept 5, 2011 13:22:20 GMT -5
Sept 5, 2011 11:30:15 GMT -5 @terroreign said:
Sept 5, 2011 10:16:58 GMT -5 @odel said:
You're wrong, I've been to Montenegro, and even if I hadn't it wouldn't have refuted anything I said. Albanians extended further than they do today and there never was any real presence of anything non-Albanian in Northern-Albania except for a Vlach one.
I was just in the andrijevica-plav region, so that's how i know. you're referring to some "history" but where are the documents proving this? Krasnici & Hoti descend from a Serb clan (Vasojevici) and the Klimenti are of Serb origin (Hercegovina). Cherry on top that Skadar was a Serb capital for over half a millenia.
So looks like albanians have little presence today, and had little in history too.
Terror, can you give me a date, or rather the century, in which tribes like the Krasniqi, Hoti and Kelmendi started to identify as Albanians rather than their supposed Serb origins?
Many Albanians, especially those from highland descent, can trace their family tree from 3-5 centuries ago to the present day. Many of them, such as myself, have knowledge of their family migratory patterns in the Balkans and the name of their ancestors. Paternally, I am of the Gash clan (another clan which some Serbs claim as their own), and there is not one Slavic name in our family tree (and even if there was, that would not be indicative of one's ethnicity), rather just common Christian/Catholic Latin names before we settled in Kosove and converted to Islam not long ago. On the other hand we've had members on Illyria Forum who have researched their family tree and found a few Albanian ancestors, such as PARTISAN, who ironically was one of the more 'patriotic Serb' members on here.
There are no documents to prove the origins of the various highlander clans of Montenegro and North Albania either; many of them are based on legends and their origins depend on whether you believe the Albanian or Slav retellings.