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Encyclopedia > Ashkali
Ashkali
Total population unknown
Regions with significant populations Kosovo
Albania
Central Serbia
Montenegro
Vojvodina
Language Albanian language
Religion Predominantly Islam.
Related ethnic groups Roma and other Indo-Aryan peoples

Ashkali (also Aschkali, Hashkali, Aškalije (Ашкалије), Haškalije (Хашкалије)) are an Albanian language speaking ethnic minority of Kosovo and Albania. For other uses of the name Kosovo, see Kosovo (disambiguation). ... The term Serbia proper is often used in English to refer to the part of Serbia that lies outside the northern and southern autonomous provinces of Kosovo and Vojvodina. ... Anthem: Oj, svijetla majska zoro Oh, the bright dawn of May Capital (and largest city) Podgorica Serbian (Ijekavian dialect)1 (local also Albanian) Government Republic  - President Filip Vujanović  - Prime Minister Željko Å turanović Independence from Serbia and Montenegro   - Declared June 3, 2006   - Recognised June 8, 2006  Area  - Total 13. ... Republic of Serbia   â€“Vojvodina   â€“Kosovo (UN admin. ... Albanian (gjuha shqipe IPA ) is a language spoken by about 6 million people, primarily in Albania, Serbia including Kosovo, Montenegro, and the Republic of Macedonia but also in other parts of the Balkans, along the eastern coast of Italy and in Sicily, as well as by a significant diaspora in... Islam (Arabic:  ) is a monotheistic religion based upon the Quran, its principal scripture, whose followers, known as Muslims (مسلم), believe God (Arabic: الله ) sent through revelations to Muhammad. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatama Gandhi and a Rajasthani tribesman The Indo-Aryans are the ethno-linguistic descendents of the Indic branch of the Indo-Iranians. ... Albanian (gjuha shqipe IPA ) is a language spoken by about 6 million people, primarily in Albania, Serbia including Kosovo, Montenegro, and the Republic of Macedonia but also in other parts of the Balkans, along the eastern coast of Italy and in Sicily, as well as by a significant diaspora in... For other uses of the name Kosovo, see Kosovo (disambiguation). ...


Their origin is disputed. Ashkali are often regarded as Albanized Roma, but some think they are descendants of Turks or Egyptians (cf. Kosovo Egyptians, a similar group). Ashkali have similar culture to both Roma and Albanians. There is a theory that Ashkali are descendants of Roma who are said to have come to the Balkans from Palestine (their name deriving from Ashkelon, a city in Israel). This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Balkan Egyptians or simply Egyptians (Albanian: Egjiptian, Serbian: Египћани/Egipćani or Ђупци/Đupci, Macedonian: Ѓупци (trans:Gjupci) are an Albanian-speaking ethnic minority of Kosovo and the Republic of Macedonia. ... Balkan peninsula with northwest border Isonzo-Krka-Sava The Balkans is the historic and geographic name used to describe a region of southeastern Europe. ... Map of the British Mandate of Palestine. ... Ashkelon or Ashqelon (Hebrew אַשְׁקְלוֹן; Standard Hebrew Ašqəlon; Tiberian Hebrew ʾAšqəlôn; Arabic عسقلان ; Latin Ascalon) was an ancient Philistine seaport on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea just north of Gaza. ...


In Kosovo Ashkali seem to have aligned with Albanians before and during the Kosovo War. However, there were reports of mass expulsion of Ashkali along with Roma from Kosovo that took place after the war. Many Ashkali refugees settled in Central Serbia and Vojvodina. The term Kosovo War or Kosovo Conflict is often used to describe two sequential and at times parallel armed conflicts (a civil war followed by an international war) in the southern Serbian province called Kosovo (officially Kosovo and Metohia), part of the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. ... The term Serbia proper is often used in English to refer to the part of Serbia that lies outside the northern and southern autonomous provinces of Kosovo and Vojvodina. ... Republic of Serbia   â€“Vojvodina   â€“Kosovo (UN admin. ...


Ashkali organizations and institutions

The Democratic Ashkali Party of Kosovo (Partia Demokratike e Ashkanlive të Kosovës) is a Ashkali political party in Kosovo. ... Nickname: Serbian Athens Motto: Град по мери грађана City of the citizens (in English) Location of Novi Sad within Serbia Coordinates: Country  Serbia Province Vojvodina District South Bačka Established 1694 City status February 1, 1748 Politics    - Mayor Maja Gojković (SRS)  - City assembly SRS, DSS and SPS  - Municipalities 2 (Novi Sad and Petrovaradin) Area... Republic of Serbia   â€“Vojvodina   â€“Kosovo (UN admin. ...

See also


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Ashkali families who had been the only ones not to leave the area remarked ironically to us that the Albanians' approach to looting was a more thorough one than the Serbians', as even the bricks and the roof-tiles were taken.
Roma and Ashkali must be recruited, proportionately to their percentage representation in the general population, into the Kosovo police force currently in the process of formation.
Roma and Ashkali must be considered for employment in the work force of official and private undertakings proportionately to their percentage representation in the general population.
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