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Modern historians about Macedonia – Richard Watson

Modern historians about Macedonia – Richard Watson

From the “Biblical and Theological Dictionary” by Richard Watson, New York 1832

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Reports of the US Immigration Commission 1911

Reports of the US Immigration Commission 1911

Today i spent some time reviewing reports of the  US Immigration Commission in 1911, searching to find what these official US reports are stating for the so-called “Macedonian” forefathers of our northern neighbours. The results are overwhelming but unfortunately for the propagandists of FYROM, the official reports of USA about immigration are clear that their forefathers were…Bulgarians, speaking a Bulgarian dialect.  

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McWhorter, John, The Power of Babel

Quote: Today’s “Dialect” is Tommorow’s “Language” Not only has one of many hitherto unranked dialects often been anointed the standard, but we even see dialects actively dismissed as “quaint vernaculars” at point A only to be enshrined as inherently noble vehicles of humans’ loftiest thoughts at point B, with nothing but a decisive geographical shift at the root of the […]

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Balkanologist Vladimir Sis about Slavic Macedonians

Quote Whoever is familiar with the basic structural principles of the two neighboring languages must, even though he may not be a philologist, arrive, on the basis of the examples cited here, at the same conclusion to which also the French slavicist, Louis Leger, came, and I repeat his words: The Macedonian Slavs are Bulgarians and speak a Bulgarian dialect. […]

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Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 1994

Quote “From a strictly linguistic point of view Macedonian can be called a Bulgarian dialect, as structurally it is most similar to Bulgarian. — Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (1994)

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Linguist Vladimir I. Georgiev “Introduction to the History of the Indo-European Languages”

“……….the nucleus of the Macedonian vocabulary consists of words which have exact correspondence in Greek.The importance of these words and the archaic phonological character of Macedonian lead to the conclusion that these are not borrowings but inherited words: this fact is confirmed by the genetic unity of Macedonian and Greek. Moreover, the numerous lexical and phonological isoglosses in Macedonian and […]

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100 Most Famous Ancient Macedonian Names

100 Most Famous Ancient Macedonian Names

Inscribed base of a statue of Thessaloniki Inscribed base of a statue of Thessaloniki, of the 2nd c. B.C., found in the area of the ancient Agora and part of a group of statues of the family of Alexander the Great.       KINGS OF MACEDON AND DIADOCHI   1. ALEXANDROS m Ancient Greek (ALEXANDER Latinized) Pronounced: al-eg-ZAN-dur From […]

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