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ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH OF ROMANIANS BETWEEN VIDIN, THE DANUBE AND TIMOC (English version)

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  • EMIL TIRCOMNICU

    () (Institutul de Etnografie şi Folclor „C. Brăiloiu”,Tache Ionescu nr. 25, sector 1, Bucureşti)

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In the area between the Vidin, the Danube and the Timoc rivers,in North-Western Bulgaria, at the border with Serbia and Romania, there are over 30 villages and a town which are compactly inhabited by a population of Romanian ethnic origin. This space is a Romanian ethno-folkloric and linguistic extension, representing a connection with the other part of Timoc, in Serbia. The entireTimoc region, in Bulgaria and Serbia, is part of the cross-border European region. Today, Romanians in this area, as well as the Bulgarians and Serbs living in Romania could represent a bridge of cooperation between the three neighboring countries: Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia. In this article, we provide a historical, ethnological and social presentation of this Romanian community in Bulgaria, following research carried out in 2009.

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  • Emil Tircomnicu, 2010. "ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH OF ROMANIANS BETWEEN VIDIN, THE DANUBE AND TIMOC (English version)," Revista Romana de Sociologie, Revista Romana de Sociologie - actualizata si mentinuta de Editura Lumen/ Romanian Journal of Sociology, vol. 3, pages 220-233.
  • Handle: RePEc:lum:rev19g:v:3-4:y:2010:i::p:220-233
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    Keywords

    Timoc; ethnography; Romanian minority; identity; ethnic assimilation;

    JEL classification:

    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General

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