Roma & related groups

History of Ashkali Identity

To understand the complexity of the problems related to new minorities and ethnic identities in the Balkans, we must bear in mind the Balkan context of how the beginnings of the nation and its history are understood. History and folklore traditions have a special place in the life of the Balkan nations, where the processes of ethno-national development began later than in Western Europe, in the nineteenth century, and are still active now.

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