Globochica is a village in Municipality of Struga, Macedonia
Labuništa is a village in the municipality of Struga, Republic of North Macedonia. Labuništa is a old name dating back to the time of the arrival of Slavic peoples to the Balkans; the origins of the name Labuništa are Greco-Latin from the toponym Albanopolis. Pianka Włodzimierz connects the placename Labuništa with a south-western Balkans settlement of antiquity named Albanopolis, a city marked on an ancient map by Roman geographer Ptolemy. Through metathesis the name Albanopolis entered Slavic where the suffix polis meaning city became išta with dual meanings of either being a patronymic or indicating a place. While the form Alban, a name, underwent metathesis and became Labun in Slavic of which the syllable cluster an became un giving the final form as Labun; the village of Labuništa is located at 865 m above sea level on the Eastern side of the Jablanica mountain range. The village is located around 15 km from the closest town; the nearest villages to Labuništa include Podgorci, Vevčani and Oktisi.
The village is located close to the Globočica lake. Labuništa has traditionally been inhabited by Orthodox Christian Macedonians and a Macedonian Muslim population. Part of the population is Albanian. According to Vasil Kanchov's study of Macedonia in 1900, "Macedonia and Statistics", counted the village as having 660 Bulgarian Christian and 800 Muslim inhabitants. Dimitar Mišev's 1905 study of the Bulgarian Exarchate and its Christian population, counted 128 exarchists in and 512 patriarchists in the village. According to 1961 data by anthropologist Joel Halpern the village's population was composed of 2,345 Macedonian Muslims and 380 Christian Macedonians; the population of the village in past censuses: According to the 2002 national census, 5,936 people live in the village. According to the 2002 census, in Labuništa lived: Albanians - 4,288 Turks - 879 Macedonians - 371 Others - 398 Regarding the mother tongue of the population, the following results were given: Macedonian: 4,872 or 82% Albanian: 925 or 15,5% Turkish: 78 or 1,31% Serbian: 3 or 0,05% other: 58 or 0,97% Common language and origin with Macedonian Christians does not play a role for a majority of Macedonian Muslims regarding self identification, based on common religion that in Labuništa has led to self declarations of being Albanian.
Attempts have been made to introduce the Albanian language in schooling, though these endevours were not supported in Labuništa. Mehmed Ali Pasha - Ottoman Pasha, Stojan Krstev/Кrstić, - priest Đorđe Cvetković Drimkolski, - revolutionary, military commander Andjelko Krstić, - writer and playwright Ilija Ilić, - Volunteer from Thessaloniki Đorđe Cvetković Drimkolski, - revolutionary, military commander Stoyan Gyurchinov, - priest Nikola А. Anđelković, - Serb Chetnik military commander in WW2 Murat Labunishta mk:Мурат Лабуништа, - poet, politician Milisav Antonijević - Drimkolski and writer Naum Petreski - folk singer Menil Velioski, - folk singer Macedonian Muslims Albanization Hausmaninger, Anna. "The Construction of Identities in a Trans-Local Context: Inter-Ethnic relations in a Macedonian Village During Socialism and Transition". Oxford University. Retrieved 17 July 2017. Website of Labuništa village Website of Labuništa village
Podgorci is a village in the municipality of Struga, Republic of Macedonia. In 1900, Vasil Kanchov gathered and compiled statistics on demographics in the area and reported that the village of Podgorci was inhabited by about 600 Bulgarian Christians and 550 Bulgarian Muslims; the "La Macédoine et sa Population Chrétienne" survey by Dimitar Mishev concluded that the Christian part of the local population in 1905 was composed of 288 Bulgarian Exarchists and 352 Bulgarian Patriarshists. There were Bulgarian and Serbian schools in the beginning of 20th century Podgorci has been inhabited by Orthodox Christian Macedonians and a Macedonian Muslim population. Population: 2160 Macedonians 376 Albanians 573 Turks 564 Vlachs 7 Serbs 41 Other 599 Languages spoken among the population of Podgorci: Macedonian 1995 Albanian 89 Turkish 22 Bosnian 1 Rest 53
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Frangovo is a village in the municipality of Struga, Republic of Macedonia. All the forms of the toponym are derived from the form Frangovo, by reduction of the original sound cluster an into ân/ën or the denasalisation of the latter; the form Фрургови Власи/Frugovi Vlasi has a Serbian denasalisation of the sound cluster an > o̧ > u of which the toponym was first recorded in a medieval document of Emperor Stefan Dušan, written by a Serb. This is a possessive name formed with a suffix, derived from the ethnonym Frang/Frank meaning Europeans or someone not of the Balkans and is associated with the Crusades era. During the mid-fourteenth century, a document of Serbian Tsar Stefan Dušan refers to property of St Clement church in Ohrid with the settlement recorded under the name Frugovi Vlasi, which possibly broke up into two villages identified as being modern Frangovo and nearby Mali Vlaj; the village of Frangovo is inhabited by Tosks, a subgroup of southern Albanians and speak the Tosk Albanian dialect.
According to the 2002 census, the village had a total of 1739 inhabitants. Ethnic groups in the village include: Albanians 1734 Others 5