ANTHROPONYMY IN MIRDITA. HISTORY OF ANTHROPONYMY IN MIRDITA

Arta Malshi

Abstract


Mirdita, one of the most unified, most identical provinces of the Albanian lands, with a much defined status, in customs and traditions, in clothing and in popular law, with a special provincial cohesion, a name of pride for its inhabitants, began to appear as early as the Middle Ages, with different names, although it was the nucleus of medieval Dukagjini.

In what is called Mirdita, in the broadest sense, in the Middle Ages there was an old local Arberian population and this has been proved by the numerous cemeteries, as common burials in one place, a place with agriculture, vineyards, trees, mills, which explains of a sedentary population and this is proved by the numerous churches and monasteries that have their roots in the Early Middle Ages and the body in the Middle Ages.

Even today, migratory movements for different reasons are indicative that the people of Mirdita, wherever they are, preserve the memory of their province and consciously present themselves: "I came from Mirdita!”. 

Keywords: toponyms, anthroponies, ethnonyms, hydronyms, oikonims.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.0001/ijllis.v9i8.2112

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.0001/ijllis.v9i8.2112.g2524

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