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Subject: Onomastics and cold war politics
Author: Pavlos   (guest, 213.5.233.81)
Date: February 19, 2006 at 11:38:09 PM
Reply to: Re: OT: I like your quote n/t by Kassios
It was the late Marshall Tito who added -ski endings to Bulgarian surnames in the region of today's FYROM, so as to generate a "macedonian" nationality (distinct from the Bulgarian) to serve his geopolitical priorities. As I understand, most "macedonians" in FYROM whose surname ends with -ski have Bulgarian great-grandparents whose surnames ended with -ev or -ov.

So Kassios, the chances you find a pre-1940s inscription with "Alexandrovski" are practically zero. As good sports, we should be on the outlook for Alexandrevs or Alexandrovs :P

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