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NICOLAECU~A

MACEDO-AROMANII DOBROGENI
THE MACEDO.AROMANIANS
IN DOBRUDJA

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NICOLAECU~A

MACEDO-AROMANII
DOBROGENI

THEMACEDO-AROMANIANS
IN DOBRUDJA
Traducere alltorizatif in limba englezif de
OTILIA-CRISTINA PACEA

EX PONTO
j Constanta 2004

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NICOLAE CU$A .
OTlLlA PACEA

Nicolae Cu~a was born in Mihail
Kogiilniceanu, the county of Constantza, Romania,
on October 6th, 1949. He graduated the Pedagogical
Institute in Constantza and the University of
Bucharest (1969-1978). History teacher in different
secondary schools and high schools in Constantza.
He published articles in the local newspapers (Cuget
liber, Telegraf), and magazines (Tomis, Magazin
Istoric). In 1990 (together with Vladimir Biiliinicii
and Costin Antonescu) he edited the journal Cetatea
whose director was until 1990 when the newspaper
ceased to be published. Between 1990 and 1995 he
was in the Board of Directors of Europolis'90 pic, as
well as the publishing house Europolis as the deputy
editor-in-chief.Between 1994 and 1996 he edited the
Aromanian column in the local newspaper Telegraf.
Among his publications we mentionMacedoromanii
pe vaile istoriei (The Macedo-Aromanians through-
out History), 1990, Europolis Publishing House;
Scrieri din Diaspora (Writings from the Exile),
1991, Europolis Publishing House; Momente ale
Revolutiei din Decembrie 1989 la Constanta. Ao)'a
cum au fost (Moments of the Romanian Revolution
in 1989 in Constantza. As it were), 1995, Muntenia
Publishing House; Aromanii in Romania (The
Aromanians in Romania) 1996,Muntenia Publishing
House; Plaja Indragostitilor (The Lovers' Beach),
2002, Ex Ponto PublishingHouse.

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Macedo-aromanii dobrogenj .
The Macedo-Aromanians ill Dobrudja

Nicolae Cu~a s-a nascut In comuna
Mihail Kogafniceanu, judetul Constanta, la 6
octombrie 1949. A facut studii de istorie la
Institutul Pedagogic Constanta si la
Universitatea din Bucuresti (1969 - 1978).
Profesor de istorie In diverse scoli generale si
licee din Constanta.
A publicat articole In ziare locale
("Cuget Liber", "Telegraf") In revista
"Tomis" si "Magazin 1storic".
In 1990 (Impreuna cu Vladimir Balanica
si Costin Alltonescu) a editat periodicul
"Cetatea" al carui director a fost pana In
/991, cand ziarul si-a Incetat aparitia. Intre
anii 1990-1995 a facut parte din Consiliul de
Administratie al S. C. Europolis 90' S. R. L. si al editurii Europolis.
Indeplinindftlllctia de redactor sef-adjunct. illtre anii 1994-1996 a redactat
"Rubrica armaneasca" la ziarul "Telegraf".

A scris urmatoarele carti:
"Macedoromanii pe vaile istoriei" (editura Europolis, 1990),
"Scrieri din Diaspora" (editura Europolis. 1991),
"Momente ale revolutiei din decembrie 1989 la Constanta.
Asa cum au fost " (editura Muntenia, 1995).
"Aromanii (macedonenii) In Romania" (editura Muntenia. 1996),
"Plaja Indragostitilor" (editura Ex Ponto, 2002).

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NICOLAE CUSA . OTILIA PACEA

Otilia Pacea was born in Constantza,
Romania, on December, 24tl11976. She graduated
the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign
Languages and Literatures with a Major in English
language and literature and German language and
literature. MA in English Studies, University of
Bucharest. Teaching Assistant, "Dimitrie Cantemir"
University.

Note

We consider that the history of the Aromanians in Dobrudja in particular
concerns their brothers, the Aromanians who live in the south of the Danube in
Bulgaria, the Republic of Macedonia, Greece and Albania and who are not literate
in the Romanian language as well as the other Europeans - why not? - and
consequently, we have included an English version of the Romanian text. For the
English version we called upon an authorised translator (graduate of the
University of Bucharest, with a Major in English) to translate our text from
Romanian into English.

The Author

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Macedo-aromanii dobrogeni' The Macedo-Aromanians in Dobrlldja

atilia Pacea s-a nascut in Constanta, la
24 decembrie 1976.
Absolventa a Universitatii din
Bucure$ti, Facultatea de Limbi $i Literaturi
Straine, specializarea limba $i literatura
engleza-limbi1 $i literaturd germana.
Master in literaturi de expresie engleza,

\
Universitatea din Bucure$ti. Asistent univer-
-.,J sitar, Universitatea "Dimitrie Cantermir".

,,'

Nota
Considerand ca istoria aromanilor dobrogeni ii preocupa $i pe fratii
lor (aromanii care trdiesc la sudul Dunari; in Bulgaria, Republica
Macedonia, Grecia $; Albania, dar care nu vorbesc sau nu CUlIOSC limba
romana). cat $i pe ceilalti europeni - de ce nu? - cartea de fata a fost
tradllsa in limba engleza;
Am apelat la zm tradllcator autorizat (Absolvent al Universitatii
Bllcllre$ti - Facultatea de limbi $i literaturi straine)
Alltorul

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NICOLAE CU$A .
OTlUA PACEA

It is a commonplace not only among the Aromanians but
also among the Turks, the Bulgarians, the Albanians. that they
have never ever caught a glimpse of any Aromanian beggar in
Macedonia as well as In the other Turkish provinces where the
Aromanians live; .and I could tell you that as far as I.could
reach throughout Turkey which, by the way, is swarming with
beggars of all nations, I have never ever glanced my eye down
on allY Aromanian beggar, let alone an Aromanian living in
misery and want.

[(Jan Neni{escu, 1895

The Macedonians are decent people. They are economical
and temperate and diligent. By reason of all this. they are
wealthy people.

Traian Emilian Grigorescu. 1941
(Royal Resident of the Region Marea)

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Macedo-aromiinii dobrogeni. The Macedo-Aromaniallt in nnh,,,,Un

Se afirma nu numaide aromani,ei si de turei, si de bulgari,
si de albanezi, cd nu s-a vdzut vreodatd un cersetor arman fn
Macedonia, si fn celelalte provincii turcesti fn care locuiesc
armanii; iar eu pot afirma di atat cat m-am miscat fn Tureia,
care de altfel misund de cersetori de toate nationalitdtile, nu
am fntalnit nici un singur cersetor arman, si nici mdcar
arman fn mizerie.

loan NenilesclI, 1895

Macedonenii sunt oameni cumsecade, sunt economi, sunt
sobri, sunt muneitori. De aceea, ei sunt si oameni cu stare.

Traian Emiliall GrigoresclI, 1941
(Rezident Regal £IITinutului Marea)

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Macedo-aroma,,;;dobroge,,; .The Macedo-Aromallialls ill Dobrudja

I. ETNOGENEZA
~I NUMELE
ACESTUINEAM

Aromaniisunt urma~ii romanitiitii balcanice

Originea aromanilor a constituit 0 preocupare viabiHi a istoricilor !>i
lingvi!>tilor. Legat de aceasta problema s-au elaborat trei conceptii sau
teorii I. Una, mai veche, - de pe vremea cronicarilor2 -, sustinea originea
aromanilor la nord de Dunare. Adeptii acestei teorii ii considerau pe
stramo!>iiaromanilor, romani stramutati din Dacia peste Dunare. Cu tim-
pul dovedindu-se abstracta !>ilipsita de temei, aceasta teorie a fost aban-
donata. Au ramas doua; de!>isunt opuse intre ele exista 0 anumita conver-
genta: ambele sustin originea sud-dunareana a aromanilor. Atunci cand
este vorba de 0 localizare aproximativa a acestei obiir!>iiapare deosebirea
dintre ele insa.

l. Vezi, pe larg, N. Cusa, "Macedoromanii pe vdi/e is/oriei", 1990, p. 9-33, unde sunt
prezenlate primele documente bizantine care se referii la originea vlahilor din sudul Duniirii,
precum si principale1e opinii ale oamenilor de stiintii legate de etnogeneza aromanilor.
2. Miron Costin, in "De neamul moldovellilor"; Dimitrie Cantemir, in "Hron;cul
vechimii aromallo-moldo-vlahilor"; teorie sustinutii apoi si de Petru Maior, reprezentantul
I . Scolii Ardelene, in "Is/oria pelllrtl IncepulIIl romalli/or III Dacia", care stabilea si perioada in
care s-a produs aceastii stramutare (in timpullui Gallienus - 268-270 - odatii cu marea invazie
a gotilor); de Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu in "S/ra/ si Subs/ra/" din "Etymologicium Magnum
Romalliae" (Buc. 1894, pag. 59-60), numai ca, dupil opinia sa, deplasarea sau migrarea
aromanilor la sudul Dunarii s-a produs odata cu venirea ungurilor.
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A doua teorie sustine originea aromanilor in nordul Peninsulei
BaIcanice, unde exista, pana la venirea slaviIor, 0 puternica romanitate.
Aceasta romanitate insa nu cobora muIt spre sud, adica dincolo de Iinia
Jirecek3. La sud de aceasta linie, populatia autohtona de atunci traco-iIiro-
macedoneana a fost grecizata4.
La nord de "Jirecek", odata cu venirea slavilor, populatia romanizata,
spre deosebire de cea de la sud, a fost slavizata. Au scapat de slavizare,
spun adeptii acestei teorii, numai aceia care s-au deplasat spre nord,
ingrosand randurile romanismului nord-dunarean, sau spre sud si vest, unde
au dat nastere aromaniIor, meglenitilor si istrieniIor5.
A treia teorie sustine autohtonia aromanilor. Conform acestei teorii,
promovata tot mai muIt in zilele noastre, aromanii sunt urmasii vechii
romanitati balcanice, care au rezistat presiunii alogene. Spre deosebire de
adeptii celei de-a doua teorii care afirma ca stramosii aromanilor sunt

3. Constantin Jirecek, profesor la Universitatea din Praga si Viena, care a stabilit
. faimoasa linie de demarcatie a romanit1itii balcanice, linie care ii poarta numele. Aceasta linie
pornea de la Marea Adriaticii, din dreptul orasului Lissus (orasul albanez de astazi Lezhe),
catre rasarit, pana la gurile Dunarii, cuprinzand Daeia Aureliana si cele doua Moesii. Avea
ded drept "granita" la nord Dalmatia iar la Sud Macedonia.
4. Cf. ***, "Spatilll is/oric si etnic romanesc", III, Ed. militara, 1933, pag. 8.
5. Aceasta teorie a fost sustinuta la noi de: Dimitrie Oneiul, in lucrara sa "Romanii
din Dacia Traian<lpiin<lla In/emeierea Principatelor" (Buc. 1932, pag. 32), care se opunea
existentei unei romanitati dincolo de "Jirecek", vazand in aceast1l existenta I origine 0
chestiune periculoasa in slujba unor teorii ce nu recunosc continuitatea populatiei daco-
romane in Dacia, promovate de Franz Joseph Sulzer, de I. ChI. Engel, dar mai ales de
Robert Roesler (de unde si teoria roeslerista); de Ion I. Nistor, in "Originea Romani/or din
Balcani si Vlahiile din Tesalia si Epir"(Analele Academiei Romane, III, Tom XXVI, Mem
7, pag. 2); C. C. Giurescu, in "Is/aria Romani/or"(vol. I, Buc., 1942, pag. 314); P.P.
Panaitescu, in "/lIIrodllcere la iSlOria clli/Itrii romanes/i" (Ed. Stiintifica, Buc., 1969, pag.
118-120). Aceeasi opinie 0 impartaseau si filologii Ovidiu Densusianu, Alexandru Rosetti,
precum si George Murnu. Un caz aparte in istoriografia romaneasca it reprezint1l A. D.
Xenopol. in "Is/aria Romani/or din Dacia Traian<l (vol. I, Iasi, 1888, pag. 109), spre
deosebire de istoricii mentionati, considera ca: "Daco-romi/nii si macedo-romi/nii ~'lInt
dOll<lpopoare diferi/e prin ob/irsia lor, care da/oresc asem<lnarea lor covi/rsi/oare fmpre-
jllrd,.ii cd se trag din ames/eclli acelorasi elemente", au 0 limba diferita, luand drept argu-
mente cuvinte din lexicul aromanesc. in comparatie cu altele din limba romana. Se pro-
nunla deci penlru originea meridional/i a lor - ceva mai la sud, decal ceilalli iSlorici, in
Balcani adic1l - (considera Moesia mai putin romanizala in antichitate), dar, din aceleasi
considerentc, "0 chestiune periculoasiL.". era mai transanl, ii considera un popor diferit.
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Macedo-aroma,,;; dobrogell;' The Macedo-Aromall;ans ;11Dobrudja

pIOveniU numai dinspre nordul Peninsulei Balcanice, sustinatorii acestei
teorii considera ca st.ramm;ii arumanilor sunt descendentii romanitatii din
sudul Peninsulei, adica din Macedonia, Pind si sudul Albaniei6, adica regiu-
nile unde s-au nascut, unde au trait si mai traiesc si astazF.
Precizam. de asemcnea ca aceasta teorie argumentata la noi de Teodor
Capidan8 si Tache Papahagi9 acceptii dlslocarea din Moesia si coborarea
unor grupuri catre zona amintitii. Stabilirea acestei romanitati in Pind, Epir
si Thesalia n-a fast intamplatoare, in sensul ca "di,flocarea spre slid, nu ne-o
putem explica dealt admitiind cd aceastd populatie romiineascd a trecut $i
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6. Infrangand Mal:cdonia (ill uuna d tlei razboaie grelc si indelungate, 215-168 i. d. Hr.)
la Pj'dll<t, III allul168 i. d. Hr., romallii au impartit fostullegat ill palru state tributare; douazeci
de alii lIIai tiirziu, in 148 i. d. Hr., Macedonia a fost transfonnata in provincie romanA (cu mult
inaintea Dadei, ded!). 0 buna parte a populatiei de aici, macedoneni, traco-iIiri, greci, a fost
romanizata. Vezi mai jos nota 8.
7. Teoria autohtoniei aromanilor si in Macedonia, Pind si Albania de sud a fost sustinuta
de Nicolae Iorga, care in vasta-i opera istorid, neegalata pana in prezent in istoriografia noastra,
a acordat 0 deosebita atentie istoriei Peninsulei Balcanice. in ceea ce priveste pe aromani,
Nicolae lorga s-a pronuntat, in mai multe lucr1lri, in favoarea originii meridionale, admitand si
sudul iliric ca obiirsic. in "/slor;a poporuilli I"OlIIanesc" (voU, 1922, pag. 139-140) de pilda,
afirma: "Elelllellllllll/<leedolOlllali I/ebuie de/ivai din popllialia rumallicd a regillllilor ilyrice
dllpd CIIIIIalballezii IIi se Infitliseazif ca 0 rifmifsilif izolalif a popllialiei lIerolllanizale complel d;n
aeeleasi provineii (...) Mai cd 1111e.tistif elemelll care sa jie lIIai cOllservator decal ace/a al
locllilorilor de la IIIII/Ile si asa-zisii macedorolllalli sail romanii dill Pind /III $i-all dezminlit In
veci firea lor proprie. De vreo slrdmlliare 1111 se vorbesle niciodalit, nici chiar perioada iSlOricif
IIllli bine ClI/lOSClllif,lIIai nOllif: ei riflllall slrallsi legali de ClI/lOSClllalor ZOllifpifsloreasdl bille
lilllitatif azi ca odinioa/if, panif III cele lIIai Indepifrtate ~'relllllri dilllreclIl, ei all cate 0 patrie de
vard si alia de iamif, care all rifl/Ills pllrl/ri aceleasi. Cif soar ji refllgiat din Moesia III Tesalia dill
pricina II/Ior barbari strifini slavi sail orice allii VOl'mai fi fosl pe all/nci /III eSle admis. "
Gheorghe I. Bratianu, fiullui I. I. C. BrAtianu (seful P.N L), profesor la Universitatea
Bucuresti, i-a urmat lui Nicolae Iorga la catedra de istorie universalA, (dupa asasinarea acestuia
in 1940), din 1940 palla in 1947, cand a fost arestat. Cunosdtor al aromanilor (i-a vizitat in
Cadrilater, vezi ziarul "Universul", XLV, nr. 81,7 august 1927), facea deosebirea intre
romanitatea balcanica in general si cea a aromanilor in special (desi a avut 0 consideratie pen-
tm izvoarele bizantine), punand in evidentA si versiunile populare (G. I. Bratianu a fost un
adept, de altfel al traditiei). Confonn acestei traditii, numele de localitati unde au locuit sau
locuiesc aromanii, ar putea fi un argument al unei existente mai vechi. (vezi G. I. Bratianu,
"Tradilio isloricif despre IlIIemeierea slatelor romanesli", editie ingrijitA de Valeriu Rapeanu,
Ed. Eminescu, BUl:. 1980, pag. 53-54).
8. Filolog si savant aroman, autor al unor lucrari lingvistice, etnografice si istorice de
inalta tinuta stiintifidi: "Macedoromiillii, Elllograjie, istorie, limbif" (Buc. 1942) "Far.irolii.
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s-a .Habilitin reghmi in care avea cU/1O$tinfa de existenfa unor consangeni ai
ei care emu vorbitori de acela$i grailO", altfel s-ar fi indreptat ditre vest,
caIre romanitatea coastei dalmate, fugind din calea invaziei slave ce venea
dinspre est ~i nord-est; mai mult, acest adaus de la nord nu a facut altceva
ucdit sa consolideze romanitatea deja existenta.
Accasta teorie a fost ~ieste sustinuta ~ide 0 serie de cercetatoride origine
aromana din Grecia. Ace~tia sustin autohtonia lor dar, aromanii, potrivit con-
ceptiei lor, sunt urma~iipopulatiei grece~tilatinizate in vremea romanilor.11
In concluzie, in concordanta cu cele doua teorii, putem afirma di
originea sud-duniireana a aromanilor este un fapt de netagaduit.
De netagaduit este ~i faptul ca inainte de venirea slavilor (in numar

Stlldill lillg\'istie aSllpra Romalli/or dill Alballia" (in D. R., 6, 1929) si mai ales "Aromanii.
Dialeetul aromall. Studilllill}1vistie", (Bue. 1932),luerare premiatil de Academia Roman1l.
intr-o ~lt1i lucrarc"Romanitatea bakallieil" (Bue., 1936, pag. 55-57), in legiitur1l eu etno-
geneza aromanilor, afirmu urm1ltoarele: "Pelltm persis/enla /lIIei romallitdli la slldul
Pellinslliei Haical/iee Sllllt mllite motive: fll priml/I rdnd, Illtinderea stdpdnirii romane fll
IIceast/1 parte a peninslliei ell mull Illaillle de el/eerirea Daciei, el/ WI Illeeplll de romanizare,
care 11.0F)st stanjellitcl de ellllllra greaeil Illmilsura In care s-a crezU/ pond aellm; fn al doi/ea
n1nd, fnscI, aelllalele asezdri ale romalli/or (ale aromalli/or, n.)I.) all I/nele urme In unele
loealitilti care fn jorma romdneased (aromdlleaseil, n.n.) Irddeazd 0 origille veehe. (Bdiasa,
Salollie; ~'arJllri de /IIl/lIli: Moasa, Dzdna, Cillma-nalld, SlIma ell bradl/, 011-; ellvilltele suma
si cil/llla lie origine Ia/ind, ell Inleleslll etimologie de Indllime lipsesc dill grail/I lor de as/ilzi."
- dee; sun' euvinle moslenite de aromani in mod nemijloeuit in areste regiuni).
9. FHolog si savant aroman. A aeordat 0 desebitil atentie eereet1\rii limbii aromane. Cea
mai de seamii oper1l a sa ramane "Dicliollarul dialeell/illi aroman gelleral .~ietimologie"(Bue.,
1963), 0 adeviiratii enciclopedie si un instrument indispensabil in cereetarea aeestui idiom. in
studiul intitulat "0 prob/emd de romallitate i/iried" in "Grai si Suf1et", (Bue.. 1923, vol. I, Fusc.
I, pag. 72-75),reicseconeeptiasa cu privirela origineaaromanilor:"Treblliesd admitemdill
Plll/("/de I'edere geografte si 0 romalli/ate existeJl/lIfll sudul ilirie flldirectlI contill/Ii/ateteri/ori-
aill ell Moesia SlIperior. Prill acest sl/d ilirie vreall slI fn/e/eg, fll special, masil'1I1 /IIUII/OSal
Pilldlllrli,/JrecwII si slldlll Albaniei de as/dzi. Estefirese IlIerll sd admi/em cd fll aeeste provillcii
~'iala lIIilitard ea si - jaeto-ipso - eea de eolonii a trebuit sd /rdiascil Ined dill /impl/ri/e acelea
ellcillve romalle,mai mari ,ml/lIIaimid, care si-all pds/ra/ timp de veael/ri de-a ralldlll IlIIreaga
lor illdividllali/ate e/llolillg~'isticdpamlla eOJlSolidarealor IIImuse eompaete, eOllsolidarepro-
dllsil fll IInlla re\'(1rsdrii sail a dizolvlIrii popllialiei dill Moesia fn IUlIgltl Pindllil/i."
to. Ibidem.
11. T. M. Katsoughiannis, "Despre aromallii din linlll/lrile greces/i" I, Contribulie la
cercetarea originii aromiinilor, Salonie, 1964 (in lb. greacii); S. N. Liakos, "Originea
arollllinilor". Salonic, 1965 (in lb. greaca): A. G. Lazarou, "L'arol/maiJlet ses rapports avec Ie
grec", Salonic, 1986.
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mare in timpul imparatului Focas, 602-610), pe ambele maluri ale Dunacii,
"ea fnsasi multa vreme,artera de comunicatieinterna si nu frontiera de
sepa'ratiea lumii romane"12,pe fondulunor straturicomune,s-a formatin
cursul veacurilor de dominatie imperiala 0 numeroasa populatie romaniciL
Aceasta populatie se intindea din Carpati pana in Macedonia (conform celei
de-a doua teorii), cat i)i in sudul iliric, adica Pind, Epir i)i Sudul Albaniei
(conform celei de-a treia). Un lucru este, de asemenea, cert, aceasta
populatie a inceput, cu timpul, sa vorbeasca 0 limba asemaniHoare - pro-
toromana -, cu diferente insa de natura regionala "datorate straturilor si
trasaturilor caracteristice ale latinei vorbite de ocupantii romani" 13.
Ai)ezarea slavilor la sud de Dunare a generat dezmembrarea unitatii
originare a romanitatii in patru grupuri, devenite apoi, de-a lungul secolelor;
romani (la nord de Dunace), aromani (la sud de Dunace, in tacHebalcanice),
megleniti (in dimpia Meglen, la nord-est de Salonic) i)iistrieni (in Peninsula
Istria); protoromana sau straromana, la fel, s-a descompus in patru dialecte:
romana, aromana, meglenita i)i istriana,14 care au inceput sa evolueze
separat, devenind limbi functionalel5.

Aroman(macedo-aroman)
Arman (macedo-arman)

In izvoarele medievale striHne, romanii, aromanii, meglenitii i)i
istrienii apar sub numele de vlahi (termen de origine germana - walh - care
ii desemna la inceput pe toti romanicii; imprumutat i)i adaptat de slavi,
unguri, greci, turci, a devenit nume etnic pentru toate cele patru grupuri
mentionate) 16.

12. Cf. Nicolae Serban Tanasoca, in "Studii istorice privi/oare la trecl/tIIl romani/or, de
peste DI/nilre", 1984, p. 8.
13. Cf. Matilda Caragiu Marioteanu, "Dictionar aroman", 1977, p. 440.
14. Aromiina, meglenita, si istriana, impreuna cu limba romana sunt dialecte ale limbii
comune: protoromana sau straromana. Ele nu sunt dialecte ale limbii romane cum au sustinut
unii lingvisti romiini.
IS. Vezi, pe larg, Matilda Caragiu Marioteanu, op. cit., pag. 439-448.
16. De aceea am consideral mai concludent termenul macedo-aroman, comparativ cu
numele de macedo-vlah.

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Romanii din stanga Dunarii si aromanii din dreapta Dunarii, descen-
denti ai vechii romanitati, si-au mentinut constiinta unitatii originare prin
numcle etnic pe care si unii si ceilalti si I-au dat: Ruman (rumani) - Ruman
(rumani), reproducand dupa anumite norme lingvistice de prcfacere, forma
latineasdi "romanus" 17.
Evoluand separat, odata cu cele doua dialccte, "ruman", s-a transfor-
mat si el. In timp ce la nord de Dunare, in limba romana, "ruman" a dcvenit
"roman", la sud de Dunare, in aromana, numcle de "ruman" a inceput sa se
rosteasca cu un a protctic, rezultand "aruman", potrivit unei particularitati
caracteristice din aromana de a se pronunta uncle consoane initiale greu de
rostit eu ajutorul unei vocalel8. Acest "aruman" cu diderea lui u din prima
silaba, a ajuns "arman"19.

Arman estesingurulnumeacceptat~i
utilizat detoti romanii211

Numele "aroman" este un cuvant care provine din "arman", modificat
dupa "roman"21, dat de oamenii de stiinta22 si folosit ca atare in lucrarile

17. Cf. Tcodor Capidan, "Aromclllii. Dialecll/l aroman. S/Udi/llingvis/ic", 1932, pag. 8;
rcpublicala dc Juslina Burd si Camclia Ziibavil, cu 0 prefata de Lueian Chisu, 200 1.
18. Cf. Teodor Capidan, "Macedoromanii. EI/lograjie, is/orie,/imbif", 1942, pag.40-47.
19. Ibidem.
20. Esle cunoscul fJlplul ca in lucrarile de specialilale (vezi Teodor Capidan,
..Aromanii , pag. 3-7. Max Demeler Peyfuss, "Che.5/i/lnea aromaneasca", Ed. Enciclo-
pcdid. Huc., 1994. pag. 12, lradusa de Nicolae Serban Tanasoca). se invocil, pc bunil drcplale,
faplul cil ffirsirotii(ffirsirotil'i) sc numesc ci insisi nu aromani, ci rrilmilrii, deoareee ei nu eunose
fenomcnul proleetici lui Ial (inainle de II'I prcluand din albanezil fenomenul putcmic Irrl (pro-
nuntandu-I de fapl ea pc un Iyl aromanese, asemanalor ea in limba franeezil).
Aeesl fenomen insa era valabil numai pcnlru filrsirotii din Albania. Farsirotii din Oreeia
n-au folosil acesl fenomcn pUlernic rulant (rr), ei isi spuneau simplu - ruman. in familia mea:
lala, Anaslase Cusa (1919-1985; naseul in Oramolicova, Orceia), mama, Florica Cusa (1925-
1994; naseuta Rosu, in Patieina, Oreeia) - pur farsiroleasea, unde s-a vorbil si se vorbeSle si
a:li aromana, n-am auzil aeesl fenomcn [posibil sil fi fosl folosil (?) eu 100-200 de ani in urmil,
dal fiind faplul ca loti fiirsirolii sun I originari din Albanial. Revenind la eei din Albania, in
1990 si 1992. eu oea7ia Vi7ilclor pc care Ie-am inlIeprins in areasla lara, am conslalal ca nici cj nu
mai [oloseau in vorbirc aces I fenolllcn. adoplascril si ci numelc dc arman (chiar dad\ uncori,
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TIle Macedo-Aromallialls ill Dob,."dja

~tiintifice in reviste ~i ziare23. Oiversele variante ce au circulat in litcratura
1;;tiintifididespre aromani s-au demonetizat24, aroma" - arma" fiind unicul
nume unanim recunoscut de toti aromanii ce traiesc in Grecia, Republica
Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria 5i Romania25.
Mentionam insa ca ~i azi se mai pastreaza unele denumiri locale, ce
obi5nuiesc ei in5i5isa ~i Ie dea pentru a desemna principalele tulpini 5i ramuri
ale lor. Numele tulpinilor provine la fel ca la romani sau ca la alte popoare din
lume, de la tinuturile geografice: pindeni (de la muntele Pindului), gramusteni
(de la muntele Gramos, 0 prelungire a muntilor Pind), muzachiari (de la
campia Muzachia din Albania), rur1;;iroti(de la 0 localitate, Pharsala).
Numele ramurilor provine de la denumirea comunei sau ora~elului
locuit de ei: plis6t (de la Pleasa, localitate din Albania), pruyian (de la Poroi
fa! de Sus - Grecia), viryiot (de la Veria - Grecia), avdil'at (de la Avdela-
Grecia), lupuvean (de la Lupova - Bulgaria), bujduvean (de la Bujdova -
Bulgaria), 5utruvean(de la Satra - Bulgaria), yeanic6ti (de la Ianita -
Grecia), gumaJ6ti (de la Giumaia de Sus - Bulgaria), barK)t (de la Bania -
RepublicaMacedonia),curtuvean(de la Curtova- Bulgaria),batacan(de la
Batac.- Bulgaria), livadyean' (de la Livadz - Grecia).

unii dimre ei il pronunlau in mod grcsit "armell "). PlisOlii - ffusirolii din Albania slabilili in
Dobrogea -,Ia fel. Au adoplat cu lotii, deci, lermenul de arman si livrescul aroman.
21. Cf. "Die/iollarul expliealiv allimbii rOil/aile" (D.EX.), 1996, p. 60.
22. Primul a fosl Guslav Weigand, profesor la Universilaleil din Lcipzig; a scris mai
multc lucrari Sliinlifice despre aromani pc baza studiilor inlreprinse la fala locului. Lucrarca sa
fundamenlala: "Die ArOIl/I/1/ell: EII/llograpliiscli - philo[ogish - IIis/orisehe Ulllersuehllllgell
iiber das Volk der sogellolllllell Makedo-Romallell oder Zillzorell", 2 vol, Leipzig, 1895.
23. Aromani in limba romana, aroumains in limba franceza, ammunen in limba ger-
mana, aromcni in limba ilaliana, aromanian in limba engleza.
24. Macedo-romani, romani macedoneni, maccdoneni, romani sudici. vlahi macedo-
ncni, romani balcanici etc.
25. Aromani traiesc si in S.U.A., in orasclc New York, SI. Francisco, SI. Louis, Bridge-
Port, in Australia. in McI~ourne si Sydney; sporadic in uncle state occidentale.
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II. TULPINILE DE AROMANI
5T ABILITE iN DOBROGEA

Far~erotii - Far~irotii

Primii aromani stabiliti in Dobrogea au fost farserotii. Ca numar, ei
rcprezinHi a doua tulpina de aromani dupa gramosteni I. Numele lor vine de
la Farsala, 0 localitate ce se afla la sud de Valona (Vlore, oras-port la Marea
Adriatica, in partca de sud a Albaniei), unde au debarcat soldatii lui Caezar,
care ar fi fost numiti asa de localnici si de soldatii lui Pompei2; - ar fi strigat
sub panica debarcarii acelora: "V in farsaliotii! Vin farsaliotiiP
Una dintre ipoteze. Alta, cea de-a doua, sustine di numele lor vine
intr-adevar de la Farsala, dar nu de la cea mentionaHi mai sus (din sudul
Albaniei), ci de la Pharsala din Tcsalia (Grecia de asHizi),localitatc unde in
anul 48 1. d. Hr., a avut loc batalia dintre Caezar si Pompei. Acesta din

I. in Romania, nu si la sud de Dunare. unde farserotii sunt mai numerosi decat
gramostenii.
2. Stationati in Epir si Iliria inca din 49 i. d. Hr., dupa infrangerea de la Brundisium din
Italia, ci\nd Pompei s-a retras in Macedonia. Vezi Theodor Mommsen, "Is/aria romanif", vol.
III, Buc., 1988, pag. 222-226.
3. Cf. etnografului italian Antonio Baldacei, apud Anastase Haeiu, "Aroll/anii. Call/err.
indus/rie. ar/e. expansillne. civilizarie", 1936, pag. 142 (carte republicatala Editura Car/ea
aroll/and, Constanta. 2003, de catre Tiberiu Cunia si Dumitru Stere Garofil). Multa vreme, mai
rllcs cei din Orceia, si-rlu spus frlrsrllioti. Azi toti rlromanii din rlccrlsta mmura isi spun farsiroti
- fflrsiro\.
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urma, vazandu-~i zdrobite armatele de ditre generalul Caezar, a fugit de pe
ciimpul de lupta, gasindu-1)irefugiu ditre Orient pe 0 corabie. Soldatii sai,
partizanii din tabara sa atlati in Macedonia, inca din 49 i. d. Hr., s-au retras,
urdindu-se in munti ca sa gaseasca azil 1)iadapost 1)isa dea, astfel, mai
tarziu na1)teremarilor populatii de farsiroti 1)imegalovlahi.4
A treia presupunere ar f1aceea conform careia numele far1)irotilorvine
de la 0 alta localitate a1)ezatain partea de sud-est a Albaniei: Fra1)arisau
Fra1)eri (care numara in anii de dezvoltare maxima cincisprezece mii de
sutlete - azi un sat mk albanez cu putini aromani)5. Mai mult, pastrandu-ne
in sfera acestei presupuneri, nu numai ca numele vine de la aceasta locali-
tate, ci intreaga tulpina s-ar f1 format in tinutul Fra~ari, unde s-au revarsat
pastori din Gramos 1)idin Pind (ca urmare a unui surplus de populatie),
admitandu-se insa 1)iexistenta altor populatii aromane1)tiin zona, inaintea
acestei revarsiiri6.
Conform traditiei insa, raspandita in randurile far1)irotilor, ei ar fi
urma~ii vechilor coloni1)ti adu1)idin Italia dupa luptele dintre Caezar 1)i
Pompei? .
Aceasta origine nobilii a fost pusa in evidenta de loan Caragiani, con-
form caruia: "jlltre multele triburi de romalli (aromalli, n.n.) aflati in
Peninsula Balcanicd este si unul raspandit ill Albania, Epir, Macedonia,
Tesalia si in toata Grecia. intre ei se numesc «rumani» sau «rumeni», iar
ceilalti aromalli ii numesc farsiroti sau fdrseroti. Cei mai multi au fost din-
totdeauna si palla astazi nomazi fard sate sau comune stabile, ci vara isi
fac satele lor in munti lang(l stane, iar iarna In campii, unde se coboara ca
sa ierneze turmele. Patria farsirotilor dupa credilltele generale ale tuturor
aromanilor a fost si este si astazi Albania, de unde se raspandisera apoi In
mai multe locuri, afara de cei rdmasi Inca acolo.
De la unul din acestia, cu care amfacut cunostinta In insula Corfu,

4. Cf. Anastase Haciu, op. cir., pag. 141.
5. Tcodor Capidan, "Romani nomazi", 1926, p. 42-47.
6. Ibidem.
7. In limpul prezenlei lui Caezar in Egipt, in Iliria: ",n imeriorulldrii mi$lmau pom-
pietlii dispersali ,n urma rdzboiului lesalian" incat romanii au losl ncyoi!i sa aduca aici noi
cohortc si cii/iircli care au pacificat n:giunea. Cand Caesar s-a reintors din Egipt se inlaturase
pericolul din Iliria, Apud Thcodor Mommsen, op. cil., pag. 243.
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am aflat ca la toti fiir$irotii exista 0 traditiune foarte veche, dupa care ei
ar fi venit In Albania $i Tesalia de dincolo de mare, $i ca odata cealalta
lume Ii numea Farsaliofi, iar nu fiir$iroti pe ciind ei totdeauna se nwneau
rumiini sau rumeni, $i prin urmare ca ei SWtt colonii vechi romane aduse
din ltalia In lliria $i Tesalia dupa luptele dintre Caezar $i Pompei la
Dyrachium $i la Pharsala. Unii dintre aromiini cred ca far$irotii ar fi
dintr-un ora$el mic $i niciodata n-a fost a$a de mare ca sa cuprinda un
numar de peste 200.000 de sujlete, cii{i aproape sunt toti far$irotii
raspiindifi In Grecia $i Turcia "8.
Semnificativa in acest sens este ~iconstatarea fikuta de loan Nenitescu,
care i-a cunoscut in periplele sale in Turcia Europeana, tara sau imperiu ce
cuprindea la acea vreme (1892) ~i provincia Macedonia: "Far$erotii sau
fra$erotii, $i-arfi luat numele de la sattd Fra$ari, In Albania, iar'dupa altii
de la ora$ul Farsala, In Grecia, totu$i ciind am ,ntiilnit un far$erot - $i am
,ntiilnit multi - $i ciind I-am ,ntrebat: ce e$ti? el mi-a raspuns:«eu esc
Farsaliot». Daca cei doi lal soar preface In doi lal, cuviintul ar suna
Farsaliot. Farsala este locul unde Caezar a Invins pe Pompei, a carei oaste
risipita,jara afi zdrobita. dupa cum se $tie, a pututfoarte bine sa ramiiie In
Peninsula $i sa cuprinda mWltii Tesaliei $i mulltele Pindului, ale caror pis-
curi, plaiuri $i viti Inca de veacuri Far$erofii Ie au In stapiinire, Impreuna
cu ramura Epiriatilor, care tot de origine far$eroteasca este. A zice ca
satllcanul Fra$ari ar fi putut - fie In ciiteva secole ar fi - sa dea na$tere
unui Intreg popor, care numara mai bine de 320.000 de suflete, ca poporul
Far$erot, este 0 ajirmatie, cel pUfin greu de sprijinit".9
A~adar, patria tuturor fiir~erotilor a fost Albania de sud, de unde s-au
raspandit in afara de cei rama~i acololO, in Epir, Macedonia (de atunci)

8. loan Caragiani, "S/udii iSlOrice asupra romani/or din Peninsula Ba/canicit", 1929,
pag. 4-5, 6-7.
9. loan Ncnitescu, "De /a romanii din Turcia Europeanit. Studiu etnic si statistic
asupra aromani/or", 1895, pag. 27.
10. Adidl in Epirul albanez si in toata partea de sud si centralli a Albaniei. In lucrarea
noastra, "Aromanii (macedonenii) fn Romania", Ed. Muntenia, Constanta, 1996, la pag. 13,
am conscmnat cifra de 400.000 de aromani in Albania (pc baza informaliilor primite in anul
1992). Cu prudenla perspectivei de astazi, lipsita de entuziasm sau atasament, yom spune ca
numarul lor se poale aprecia inlre 200.000 si 300.000 de sul1ete.
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Tesalia 1)itoata Grecia.
Exodul acesta a fost generat de situatia survenita in Albania. in
schimbul unor privilegii 0 mare parte din albanezi au imbrati1)at islamis-
mui. De acest fapt au profitat conduciitorii locali care, in noile conditii, se
bucurau de 0 mai larga autonomie. Mai muIt, turcii au inceput sa numeascii
bey sau pa1)idin randurile acestora - masura lara precedent din partea sul-
tanilor. Beneficiind de aceste functii deveneau mai rai decat turcii,
purtandu-se ca ni1)teadevarati stapani; oamenii lor terorizau pur 1)isimplu
sud-estul Albaniei, adidi regiune'a de ba1)tina a far1)irotilor. Profitand de
izbucnirea razboiului ruso-turc din 1768-1774, bandele de ba1)buzuci
musulmani s-au impus in regiune, invadand chiar 1)iGrecia. Se instaurase 0
situatie de anarhie, de nesiguranta, la bunul plac al acestora. Drumurile
comerciale nu mai erau sigure, caravanele fiind atacate mereu. Puterea cen-
trala, adicii Turcia, nu mai stapanea situatia in zona.
in acest context nefavorabil 0 parte din randurile far1)irotilor au
parasit pentru totdeaunatinuturilelor de ba1)ina- Dangli 1)iColonia, unde
se atla 1)iFra1)arialaturi de alte centre -, 1)ichiar Albania. Unii s-au stabilit
in Epirul grecesc, in Pind, in vestul1)i nord-vestul Samarinei, in comunele
Paleoseli (azi Palioseli), Furca 1)isatele Cucuf1iani, Verbiani, Prisogiani,
Grizmani, Starciani 1).a.ll; in restul Greciei a1)ezatipe langa gramostenii 1)i
moscoplenii din localitatile Florina, Pisuderi, Belcameni, pe Hinga pin-
denii din muntii Veriei in Horopani 1)iSelia de Sus, in regiunea Olimpului,
in Caterina, Salonic (Samna in aromana) 1)iSeres, in Tesalia, in Armiro,
Volo, Vele1)tin, Tricala, Calabaca, Uuisa, 1).a. Altii s-au stabilit in
Macedonia pe Hingagramustenii din Beala, Molovi1)te,Tarnova, Nijopole,
Magarova ~i in muntii Murihova, constituiti aici in grup separat 1)icom-
pact. Ca un facut, insa, acest grup din Murihova, dupa 0 1)ederede aproxi-
mativ 100 de ani, au fost nevoiti din nou sa emigreze. Odata cu aparitia
miscarilor revolution are bulgare in Turcia (pe atunci Macedonia apartinea
Imperiului Otoman) ace$ti far1)irotis-au retras in regiunea Vodenei, unde

II. loan Ninitescu, in op. dr., cap. XV, p. 401-433, pomenindu-Ie, nu comenteaz1\ exis-
lenla farsirotilor in aceasl1\ zon1\. Este posibil s1\ fi exislal consangeni de-ai lor din limpuri
Slrilvcchi, mai ales eii I. N. ne spline cii pc la 1892 inlre raurile Bileasa si Sarantaporos se aflau
multe familii de mrsiroti nefixati insil in sale.

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in frunte cu celnicii lor, au infiintat localitiitile Fetita, Paticina, Gramo-
ticova, Candrova1z.
Revenind la exodul initial, un alt grup care a pi1rasit regiunile origi-
nare sunt ffir$irotiidin Curtes, Costreti (sau Costre$ti), Zi1rcani(sau Jarcani)
$i Zavalini (sau Javaleni). Ace$tia n-au plecat din Albania; s-au stabilit in
vilaietul Corita, in localiti1tilePleasa, Disnita $i Stropani.
In fine, un al treilea grup din neamul mrsirotilor - toti aromanii din
Albania sunt farsiroti! -, destul de numeros, s-a stabilizat in sudul Albaniei,
adica Epirul albanez, $iin campia Muzachia.
Primii sunt cunoscuti $i sub numele de castrinioti, ca locuitori ai cas-
trului 13,din jurul orasului Arghirocastru (azi Gjirokaster), sau numiti asa
dupa localitatea Custretl4. Lor Ii se mai spunea $i cristinioti, pentru faptul,
probabil ca tiind cre$tini, femeile lor purtau cruce-tatuaj pe fruntea lor, asa
cum au purtat femeile de gramusteni sau ciparii din Macedonia $i mai ales
ale celor din Bulgarial5.
Intre acestia si far$erotii din Corita (Corcea sau Curceaua in aromana,
Korce, azi), Pleasa, Disnita si Stropani, existau legaturi; ora$ul Corcea, ca
centru administrativ si comercial, era frecventat si de castrinioti, cat si de

12. Am atlat de acest episod, ciit si despre exodul fiirsirotilor din Albania, de la bunieul
meu Mita Cusa (1884-1977), fiu al celnicului Anastase Cusa, intemeietor al eomunei
Gramoticova. Familia noastra de Ciirsiroti, cu aproape 200 de ani in urma, se atla in sudul
Albaniei, intr-un sat numit Butca, nu departe dc Frasari, de unde si numele de Butcaru pc care
I-a purtat in Albania. Dupa ec s-au stabilit in muntii Murihova si-au sehimbat numele de
BUlcaru, in aeela de Cusa, dupa prcnumcle tatalui celnicului Anastasc, loan, care la aromiinii
fiirsiroti cste sinonim cu Nachi sau Cusa; intocmai ca la turci, aromiinii, pc vremuri isi declinau
identitatea dupa prcnumele tatalui, bunicului, strabunicului. Dc pilda atunci ciind tatal meu,
eopil fiind, era intrebat: «AI cui esti?", el raspundea: «Sunt fiullui Mita al Tasi (Anastase) al
Naehi (Cusa)".
13. Cf. Constantin Colimitra, Farscrotii, 1996, Cap. "indeletniciri si averi". Cartca este
tiparita in regie proprie, rara cditura si paginatie. Acest lucru nu-i stirbcste eu nimic valoarea
sa, autorul reusind sa realizeze 0 splendida monografie a comunei Pleasa.
Ar fi dc ad1lugat, desigur, faptul c1I autorul, in incheierea monografiei intreprinde si
unele ineursiuni istorice cu privire la aromiini, sustinute cu argumcnte motivate superficial (in
favoarea integritatii ctnice), de genul "traistei" (desaga in rom.), martisorul...; aprecierea c1I
aromiinii ar fi "cel putin 2 milioane", ca aromiinii ar fi "urmasi ai noului popor daco-romiin
n1lscut din fericita incrucisare intre dad si romani"...
14. Cf. Nicolac Saramandu, "Studii aromiinc si meglenoromane", 2003,pag. 25.
15. Cf. C. Colimitr~, op. cit.
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mr~irotii existenti din vremuri imemorabile, eeva mai la nord-nord-vest de
oras (mai ales dupa distrugerea Moseopolei), din Sipsea, Nicea, Grabova ~i
Lunea (sau Langa), eunoseuti eu numele de moseopoleni.
Cei din Muzaehia, 0 eampie situata pe ambele maluri ale raului
Semeni (azi Seman), care se varsa in Marea Adriatica, ~i-au pierdut identi-
tatea de far~iroti odata eu a~ezarea definitiva in aeeasta regiune, unde
altadata a fost principatul Musatius sau Musacius, de unde apoi s-a numit
Muzaehia. De la numele aeestei eampii, aeestor aromani Ii s-a zis
muzacheari sau mizuehiari (in aromana). A~ezati in aeeasta zona, prin
renuntarea la oierit ~i eiirvanarit, determinati, probabil prin pierderea ave-
rilor (oi, eapre, eai), au devenit agricultori, avand mici proprietati agrieole.
Legaturile eu far~irotii mentionati mai sus, dat fiind elima insuportabila
din aeeasta.regiune in timpul verii, au devenit tot mai rare. Multi dintre
muzaeheari, la fel ca multi alti aromani din Albania, numiti ciobeni sau
vlahi de catre albanezi, s-au raspandit in ora~ele din centrul ~i ehiar nordul
tarii, devenind hangii, negustori, meseria~i (mai ales eroitori, dar ~i
me~tesugari prieeputi).

Particularitati

De~i in general far~erotul este prezentat ea un arhetip, fizionomic este
aproape identic eu eeilati aromani eompatrioti ~i eonsangeni din Peninsula
Balcanica. Toti aromanii sunt asemanatori ea inniti~are. Barbatii sunt
robu~ti, mandri, eu oehii negri si expresivi, cu spraneenele areuite, vioi ~i
ageri. Femeile sunt zvelte ~ioneste. Femeia armana este 0 mama devotata ~i
sotie eredincioasa pana la moarte, despiirtirea, de altfel, nu era eunoseuta la
aromani. Este 0 femeie harnidi; tesaturile de lana, velintele, euverturile de
toate culorile tesute la dizboi erau renumite in toata Peninsula Balcanica.
Asa zisa pozitie subordonata fata de biirbat este eronata. Femeia i~i respeeta
barbatul mai presus de orice, este adevarat, dar tot la fel de adeviirat este ca
~i ea, la randul sau, este respeetata de biirbatul ei; armanul nu-~i bate nicio-
data femeia lui, intre ei exisUind 0 perfectl1armonie ~i solidaritate in viata
de zi eu zi.

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The Macedo-Aromallilllls ill Dobrlldja

Cateva particularitati ce tin de viata nomada pe care au avut-o pana nu
de mult fiir!)eroti,se cuvin a Ie aminti.
Mai mult decat ceilaJti aromani, fiir!)erotiiiubeau libertatea deplina, de
aceea au dus 0 viata nomada, pribegind Impreuna cu familiile, cu avutul !)i
turmele lor; neavand obiceiul de a cosi !)istrange fanul necesar hranei vitelor
pe timpul iemii, vara I!)ifaceau sate In munti langa stane, iar iama In campii
(dUive) unde coborau sa-!)iiemeze turmele. Din aceasta cauza erau aproape
independenti, tdiind In organizatii proprii numite faldiri sau celnicate, con-
duse de ditre un celnic. Celnicatele constituiau un fel de rest istoric al
vechilor ducate aromane!)tidin Pind, Epir, Albania, Tesalia, In Balcani !)iIn
Rodopi.160 falcare cuprindea sute de familii. Fiecare familie I!)iavea avutul
sau: oi, capre, cai, catari, asini. Celnicul, ales dintre oamenii de vaza, prove-
nea dintr-o familie avuta, la aromani averea fiind un criteriu important de
apreciere. EI era !)efulIntregii fiilcari, dar nu un !)efabsolut cum este prezen-
tat in majoritatea lucrilrilor despre aromani; nu era un voievod ca la nord de
Dunilre, era mai degrabil unul dintre cei mai respectati oameni din cadrul
fiHcarii,pentru avutul sau, pentru Intelepciunea sa. Cand se ivea vreun litigiu
in fiilcare era consultat, dand sCatulcuvenit In solutionarea cauzei.
Ocupatia principaHi a rar!)erotilor, ca de altfel a tuturor aromanilor a
fost oieritul sau cre!)terea oilor. Spre deosebire de aJti aromani din Grecia
!)i Macedonia de azi, care practicau 0 transhumanta la fel ca la daco-
romani, vara la munte !)i iarna la !)es, dar numai barbatii cu turmele,
Hir!)irotiipracticau 0 transhumanta totala, cu familie cu tot. hi strangeau
turmele !)i avutul, Impreuna cu nevestele, copii !)i batranii 0 porneau
primavara la munte iar toamna la !)es,In regiuni eu ierni blande (In partile
Avlonei !)i sudul Muzachiei, cei din Epir !)i Pind !)i spre Tesalia cei din
Murihova, pana la 1878). Sute de ani fiir!)erotiiau fost nomazi. Obi!)nuiau
insa sa se Intoarca In locuintele lor de la munte, unde lasau, atunci cand
plecau la !)es,cateva familii care Ie pazeau pe timpul iernii. Acest mod de
viata, primitiv am putea spune, pe care I-au avut pana prin secolul al XIX-
lea, a avut !)i un aspect pozitiv. Traind izolati !)i-au putut pastra integri-
tatea !)i libertatea. Limba lor s-a pastrat curata cu foarte multe eIemente
latine!)ti !)ifara Imprumuturi grece!)ti. Avand un puternic spirit de casta nu

16.1. Ncnilcscu. D.R.T.E..pag. 175.
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s-au incuscrit cu membrii vreunei alte natiuni, ba mai mult, nici macar cu
aromani din aha tulpina, chiar si atunci dnd traiau in acelasi sat sau
comuna. Dorinta lor de libertate absoluta i-a determinat probabil sa fie
mai putin religiosi si mai mult liberi cugetatori 17, cunoscut fiind faptul ca
biserica era subordonata Patriarhiei grecesti de la Constantinopol, iar
preotii predicau slujba in limba greaca. Aveau chiar aversiune pentru popi
si calugari, circuland in randurile lor un "blestem" in acest sens: "Preftu
sa-n'i ti ved!" (Vedea-te-as popa!)18.
Doua elemente ale portului fiirserotesc sunt demne de consemnat.
Unul ar fi faptul di portul (costumul) barbiitesc este in intregime de culoare
alba - mostenire romana evidenta -, iar al doilea este acela ca femeile
fiirseroate purtau pe cap 0 podoaba, numita ciceroana sau titeroana in
aromana, podoabil inexsistenta la alte popoare din Balcani, despre care I.
Nenitescu afirma:" Un fel de conulnac din lI1naImpodobit cu bani de aur.
Aceasta gateala au adus-o cu numele Inca de pe vremea lui Caezar si
comallecl/l dceroana era atund a la mode, raspandit si pe la tara In [talia,
fiindca poate nevasta lui Cicerone Ii dadu 0 noua forma" 19.
Tot I. Nenitescu spune despre ei ca obisnuiesc sa spuna: "alba s'hie",
adica alba sa-ti fie viata si traiul, in loc de multumesc pe care aromanii
nu-I au in IimbiL Ceilati aromani pentru multumesc intrebuinteaza greces-
cuI efharisto20. Filri;lerotii evitau cuvintele grecesti. lntr-adevar, dar,
adaugam noi, "alba s'hie" era folosit doar de fiirsirotii din Macedonia. Cei
din Grecia (din Paticina, Gramoticova, Cilndrova, Caterina) pe care
Nenitescu nu i-a vizitat in ciilatoria sa din 1892, ou-I foloseau. Ei, ca de
altfel i;lialti aromani, fiirseroti sau nefiirsiroti, pentru multumesc obii;lnuiau
si obisnuiesc i;liastazi, cand vorbesc armaneste intre ei, sa adreseze 0
dorinta de bine (0 urare). Cele mai folosite sunt: "s-banedz", adica "sa
traiesti", "hiirios (oasa)" , adidi "bucuros (bucuroasa) sa fii".
Culoarea alba insa, asa cum constata Nenitescu in lucrarea sa, la
fari;lerotiera foarte pretuitiL Mireasa cilnd facea primul pas in casa viitorului

17. I. Ncnitescu, op. Cil., pag. 29; si Ion Caragiani, S.I.P.B., pag. 4-5.
18. Anastase Hiiciu,A.C1A., pag. 145.
19. I. Nenitescu, D.R.T.E.. pag. 174; si 1. Caragiani, op. cil., pag. 65, care afirma ca
titeroana provine de la Cicero; Dimitrie Abeleanu, "Neamul aromiinesc din Macedonia", pag. 43.
20. I. Ncni\escu, lac.cil.
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ei sot i se intindea in cale - obicei pastrat si astazi - 0 panza alba pentru ca
sa-i fie, conform credintei lor, viata dulce si curata in casa sotului2J.

Far~erotii - Far~erotii
din Dobrogea

Farserotii stabiliti in Dobrogea provin din Grecia si Albania.
Cei din Grecia sunt din regiunea Vodena (Edessa de azi), din
10calitatiJe Paticina, Gramoticova, Candrova, din regiunea Veria, din
localitatile Selia de Sus si Horopani, din localitatea Caterina (Katerini de
azi).22Toate aceste localitati fac parte23 din provincia Macedonia, cea mai
mare si mai nordica dintre cele noua provincii ale Greciei, ce se invecineaza
la nord cu Bulgaria, Republica Macedonia si Albania.
Gmpul acesta de farsiroti, poate cel mai urgisit din neamul aro-
manesc, isi are obarsia, asa cum s-a aratat, in Albania (in sudul Macedoniei
de aItadata24.in contextul crizei manifestate in a doua jumatate a secolului
al XVlIl-lea in Macedonia, bandele de albanezi de atunci au profitat de
ocazie, instaurand 0 stare de anarhie in partea de sud a provinciei. in aceasta
conjunctura nefavorabila, ciind viata lor devenise de nesuportat, s-au decis25
sa paraseasdi locurile natale (Dangli si Colonia), luiind calea pribegiei ditre
nord, inspre Republica Macedonia de azi.

21. Ibidem.
22. Nicolae Saramandu, in S.A.M., pag. 25, adauga d\ localil1\li de provenienla pentru
ffirserolii din Dobrogca, Papadia si Felila. Din documentele cercctale (Arhivcle Stalului. fond
ONAC) rezulta ca din localilatea Papadia au venit in Dobrogea doar 4 familii iar din localitatea
Fetila numai doua.
23. Gramoticova de Sus aproape ca nu mai exisla. A fost parasita in intregime. Toli
farserolii de aici au cmigral in Dobrogea.
24. Adica regiunea cuprins1\ pe atunci intre Marea lonicii si Marea Egee la vest si la est,
in nord pan!\ in Albania centrala si cursul superior al Vardarului, iar la sud pana in Epir si
Tcsalia. Regiunca Vodena, Veri a si loc. Caterina din Grecia de azi faceau parle si ele din
Macedonia "turceasca". Abia dupa r!\zboaiele balcanice (1912- I 9 I 3), aceste regiuni, impreuna
cu insula Creta, vor intra in componenta statului grec.
25. a parte din randurile lor. Altii s-au asezat in jurul localil1\lii Corila. Vezi mai sus
dcspre cxodullor la subc,\pitolul Farserolii.
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Grupul acesta, compact s-a asezat in muntii Murihova, aproape de
granita actuaHicu Grecia, unde au trait mai bine de 100 de ani. S-au ocupat
cu cresterea oilor si in paralel cu exploatiiri forestiere (posedand ferastraie
sau joagare pentm cherestea) si cu fabricarea mangalului. lama coborau cu
turmeIe in Tesalia, iar primavara se intorceau in locuintele lor din acesti
munti.
Linistea lor n-a durat prea mult. Odata cu aparitia misciirilor revolu-
tionare bulgare din Macedonia au fost nevoiti sa paraseasca, dupa aproxi-
mati v 100 de ani si acest tinut. Dupa 1878, sub conducerea celnicilor:
Leolea, Cusa, Nasta, Celea, Butcaru, Pariza, Fotu, Gartu, Zdru, Musi,
Buciunana, Velenza, Zega, Tragoni, 400-500 de familii, ducand cu ei
80.000 de oi si 12.000 de catari si cai s-au asezat in comuneIe: Paticina,
intemeiata de Hristu Papanicola, Fetita si Gramoticova de Gusu Celea si
respectiv de Anastase (Tea) Cusa, Caterina, intemeiata de celnicii Zega,
Caramitru si Colimitra, Candrova , de Mita Zdru. 26
La inceput au locuit in coli be (calive in aromana), iar dupa ce au
cumparat aceste locuri de la bey turci, si-au construit case din piatra in
fiecare com una mentionata; au ridicat biserici si scoli, subventionate de
statui roman.
Soarta insa nu avea sa Ie fie favorabila nici in aceasta regiune, prea
multa vreme; au fost nevoiti sa emigreze din nou (a treia oara!) in afara
Macedoniei, in Romania de asta data, in Cadrilater sau Dobrogea Noua
(partea de sud a Dobrogei de atunci).
Au Costcolonizati in judetul Caliacra (intre 1925-1928) in localitatile:
Alexandria, Arman, Armutli, Azaplar, Babuc, Bazaurt, Caraci, Ciair,
Ceamurlia, Carasular, Cioban-Cuius, Denicler, Doimuslar, I. Gh. Duca,
Enigea, Ezibei, Fiindacli, Hardali, Hasan-Dede, Hasim Kiosetar, Ghelengic,
Nicolae Filipescu, Muzalchioi, Opancea, Seidali, Salaman; in judetul
Durostor, doar cateva familii in localitatile: G-ral. Praporgescu, Caraorman,
Carasular si Aidemir27.

26. Apud Tcodor Capidan, "Romall; lIolllaz;", 1926, pag. 75; Anastasc Hficiu, A.C.I.A.,
pag.221.
27. Cf. Dosar: 76/1947,5311947; 5511947; 30/1947.39/1947.89/1947. Arhivele
StatuJui, Constanla, fond O.N.A.C.
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Far:)erotii din Albania stabiliti in Dobrogea sunt cunoscuti sub numele
de plisot (pentru di cei mai multi HlI':)erotidin Albania sunt din localitatea
i. Pleasa). Li se mai spunea :)i arbine:)i, adidi aromani din Albania. Pentru di
I totu:)ise facea confuzie cu albanezii din Albania, numele de plis6t s-a gen-
cralizat. Au fost botezati astfel de far:)erotiidin Grecia (in Cadrilater) pentru
a se face desebirea dntre ei :)icei veniti din Albania; la randullor plisotii le-
au spus celor veniti din Grecia ~opari, datoriHi folosirii frecvente de ditre
ace:)tia a cuvantului ~opat, care inseamna ci:)mea, adica izvor construit de
mana omului, unde, printr-un jgheab sau conducta, apa curge mult :)icon-
tinuu.
Plisotii provin din vilaetul Corita (a:)ezatiaici pe la 1780 din partile de
sud ale Albaniei28) din Corita propriu-zisa, din Pleasa (localitate cumparata
:)i intemeiata - avea initial doar cateva case - de majoritatea grupului sosit,
in frunte cu celnicii Balamaci :)i Colimitra), din Di:)nita :)i Stropani (inte-
meiate de un grup mai putin numeros, condu:)ide celnicul Pitu).
Au fost colonizati in judetul Durostor, in localitatile Fra:)ari29;
Aidemir-Delengi, Calipetrova, Babuc, G-ral Praporgescu (impreuna aici cu
far:)ero\ii din Grecia), Suneci, Baltagiu Nou, Cara-Omer, CaraischioPo.
(intre anii 1925-1928).
Tot din Albania, provin :)icateva familii din Lunca, Nicea, Moscopole,
a:)ezarisituate in partea de nord-est a ora:)uluiCorita (Curceaua in aromana).
Aceste familii, sosite mai tarziu, intre anii 1931-1933, au fost colonizate tot
in judetul Durostor, in localitatea Cociumar31:)iBaltagiu-Nou32.

28. Vczi mai sus subcapitolul Farserotii.
29. Primii coloniSli aromani din Cadrilaler au fosl plisotii din Albania (desi demersurile
au fosl facute de aromanii din Veria, Vodena si Mcglenia), care inca din augusl 1925 si-au
cacul aparitia, venind cu lrenul. Ei au intemeial satul Frasari, prima asezare aromaneasca din
Cadrilaler. (Vezi in acesl sens: "Tribuna romani/or de pese lIo/are", nr. 1,2/1927, p. 10;
"Vii/orul Silis/rei", VI, 40, din 30 oclombrie 1926, "Aclill/lea romaneaci1", I, 5. I Noiembrie
1926; "Peninsula Balcanici1 " , 31 octombrie 1926.
30. Cf. Dosar: 1/1047; 65/1947; 89/1947, fond cit.
31. Cf. Dosar nr. 61/1947, fond cit.
32. Cf. Dosar nr. 33/1933, Fond Prefeclra ludetului Durostor. Arhivele Slatului,
Rfimnicu ViUcca.

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Gramustenii

Numele de gdimusteni vine de la Gramostea, localitatea lor de orig-
ine, a~ezaHiin mijlocul muntilor Gramos, 0 prelungire de fapt, ditre nord-
est, a muntilor Pind. Comuna sau mai bine zis ora~elul se intindea pe un
platou inalt de 1600 m, in forma de amfiteatru, inconjurat de munti. Cel
mai inalt varf, numit de aromani Ciuma al Penti, are 2380 m, fUnd al
doilea varf ca inaJtime dupa Smolica (inalt de 2574 m), din intregullant al
muntilor Pind.
Aromanii din celelalte tulpini Ie spun ~i cipani (cipari - in aromana).
Le-au dat acest nume datorita faptului di, gramustenii denumeau, ~igunea
sau ~agunea (0 tunica rara maned, de culoare alba sau neagdi, lunga pana
la genunchi, insa croita pe talie), cipune; la gramusteni ~agunea avea pc
umeri ni~te proeminente (sau falduri) ascutite, 10 sau chiar 20, care in
aromaneste se numesc cipuri.
Gramostea se afla intr-o zona naturala deosebita, la poalele muntilor,
cu 0 clima sanatoasa, cu izvoarc ~i ape, cu pa~uni grase ~ibogate. Din ace~ti
munti izvorastc tluviul Bistrita (anticul Aliakmon), care curge apoi sprc
sud-est pc langa localitatile Hrupi~tea ~i Seati~tea; raul Devol, care
izvora~tc chiar de langa Gramostea, pe langa care trece, lasand-o in dreapta
si pc lfinga Niculita (asezata in apropierea unui alt rau, Nicolea - de unde ~i
numele a~ezarii).
Beneficiind de asemenea conditii, a~ezarea s-a dezvoltat rapid
devenind dupa Moscopole a doua a~ezare importanta a Macedoniei din
acele vremi.33
Gdimustenii erau un popor de pastori, dar cu mult mai putin migratori
decat fratii lor fiirseroti. Se indeletniceau insa si cu industria (cea legata tot
de principala lor ocupatie) fiind me~teri buni in arama - aramari -,
confection au cazane, vase, obiecte din argint, podoabe (cercei de aur ~iren-

:n. Th. Capidan, in "Macedoromiinii", pag.l6, afinna ca "prill comer/Ill $i meseriile
sale Gramoslea a slrilillcil /nainle de Moscopole {lin Albania".
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Macedo-aromallii dobrogelli. The Macedo-Aromallia/ls i/1 Dobrudja

umitul "tas" de argint pe care 11purtau pc cap frumoasele femei gdimus-
tence), cutite si arme; erau de asemenea iscusiti tabacari.
Carvanaritul era 0 alta ocupatie importanta a gramustenilor (meserie
practicata si de farserotii din Albania). Avand in vedere relieful inalt si
anevoios al Macedoniei, lipsa diilor de comunicatie, transportul de bunuri
necesare omului (zahar, ulei, branzeturi, fructe exotice etc.) se facea exclu-
siv cu animale de povara: calul, magarul, catarui. Aceste caravane (care
uneori aveau chiar si 20 de animale de tractiune), conduse de mai multi
dirvunari, curajosi si cunosciitori ai treciitorilor si potecilor, strabiiteau
Macedonia in lung si lat indiferent de anotimp sau de primejdii. Este drept
insa ca de pc urma acestei ocupatii se castigau bani frumosi, carvunarii fiind
o categorie de oameni instariti, alaturi de proprietarii de turme de oi si
herghelii de cai.
Femeile, gospodine si hamice, erau tesatoare pricepute. Velintele
(iambulele), cuverturile, covoarele, dar mai ales ciorapii din Hina,realizate
de ele, erau cautate si apreciate.
Gramostea era impartiHi in mai multe cartiere; cartierul Paciura,
Pisota, Hagisteriu, Sthatu (dupa numele principalilor celnici ai acestei tulpi-
ni). Casele erau din piatra, cu etaje. In oras se anau doua biserici mari si
vechi: biserica Sf. Gheorghe si biserica Sf. Maria.
Hergheliile de cai. si de caUlri, turmele de oi, erau renumite in toata
zona. A. Haciu ne spune ca era atat de mult lapte indit celnicul Paciura a
fost nevoit pentru usurarea transportului sa construiasca 0 conducta de
ditiva kilometri, prin care laptele era adus de la stane in vale, unde se prelu-
cra in branzeturi, unt si urda.34 Gramostenii erau foarte prolifici, acest
lucru i-a detenninat inca din vremuri mai vechi sa-si caute si alte asezari.
Surplusul de populatie, supunea Th. Capidan35, a Iacut ca 0 serie de grupuri
de gramusteni sa se reverse in Albania, stand la baza popularii localitatii
Frasari. Conform traditiei, sustinuta si de I. Caragiani, de I. Nenitescu s.a.,
farserotii au () alta descindere36, urmand ca pe parcurs sa aiba aceeasi
evolutie etnidi ca celelalte tulpini de aromani.

34. Hficiu, A.C.I.A., p. 136.
35. Capidan, R.N., p. 42.
36. Vczi mai sus suhcapilolul "Fllrsiro/ii".
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Dediderea Gramostei a inceput odata eu epoca de islarnizare a
albanezilor cand bandele beylor turcizati au ineeput sa ataee loealitatile
aromane:>ti.Gramostea, patria aromanilor gramusteni, a carei intemeiere se
pierde in negura vremurilor va avea aeeea:>isoarta ea :>iMoseopole, citadela
aromanismului din BalcanP7.
Avutiile lor fara seaman le-a adus pieirea. Exista un articol in revista
"Lumina" allui Filip Mi:>ea38(semnat eu pseudonimul Ciuma al Penti - dl.
Mi:>eaera originar ehiar din Gramostea), semnalat de A. Hiiciu, care evoea
acest sfiir:>itdureros: "Era in J5 August, probabil in 1760, hramul bisericii
Sf. Maria. Slujba religioasa se oficia de 12 preoti. Un incident: icoana
fac(ltoare de minuni a troznit, candela s-a stins. 1n clipa urmatoare, doi
carviinari, venind dinspre Colonia (Albania), anuntii ca mari forte
albanezesti se fngramadeau in apropiere. Repede, s-au con:,fatuit si s-a
organizat apararea. Clopotele tuturor bisericilor au inceput sc1dea alanna.
Se ocupii pozitiile pe stanga Nicolei (raul, n.n.), cu trecc1torisi fortarefe
naturale. Aripi ale j()rtelor albaneze au fncercat sa ocoleasci'irezistenfa pe
alte p(lrti. Ora era critica. Dar, spre seara, 0 ploaie torentialaumjla apele
Nicolei si oamenii lasa paza trecatorilor pe seama acestui fenomen provi-
dential. 1n ora.~,se ineelreel,cu febrilitate, caravanele de fuga pentru vecie.
Ciind fJuhoiul s-a potolit si albanezii au patruns, acestia au gasit orasul -
care I1wnara40.000 - pustiu. 111fuga lor, au uitat numai icoana facatoare
de milUlIlidin aur .~iargint"39.
Ca a:>as-au petreeut lucrurile nu yom :>tiniciodata eu eertitudine. Un
lucru este admisibil insa: Gramostea a fost distrusa in jurul anului 1760, iar
populatia a reu:>itsa se retraga, dovada fiind numarullor mare in regiunile
unde s-au refugiat. Aceea:>i soarta au avut-o :>ilocalitatile Nieulita :>i
Linotopea. Populatia din aceste localitati, gramustenii deci, au parasit pen-
tru totdcauna locurile natale, raspiindindu-se inspre nord, in localitatile;
Hrupi:>tea,Blata, Pisuderi, Belcameni, Neveasea, Bitolia, Perlepe, Cru:>ova,

37. Pentru Gramostea. transpunerea traditiei populare In balada lui N. Vel\!: "Sana ~i
arderea Gramoslei", sugcrcaza si un alt motiv: apararea Sianei. fiica lInui celnic dc catre
gramusteni si de aici razbunarca Illi Ali-Pasa, (eel care si-o dorea In harclllul sau), distrugcrea
Gramostei, adicii (d. Hikiu, p. 139).
38. "Lumina", V, nr. 1/1907.
39. Cf. Cillma al PcnO, "Lumina", V, 1111107,apUlI Hiicill, p. 13\1-140.
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Macedo-aromallii dobrogelli .
The Mucedo-Aromullialls ill Dobrudja

Nijopole, Magarova $.a.; un grup, insemnat ca populatie, s-a a$ezat in
dimpia Megleniei, unde au infiintat com una Livadz, iar altul, mult mai
numeros, s-a stabilit in muntii Rodopi.

Gramustenii din Dobrogea

Gramustenii stabiliti in Dobrogea provin din Grecia, Bulgaria $i
Republica Macedonia.
Griimustenii din Grecia sunt din Livezi (Livadz, in aromana).
Comuna Livezi este a$ezata in regiunea Megleniei, marginita la rasarit cu
Vardarul, la sud cu plaiurile lanitei $i ale Vodenei, la nord cu muntii
Marian$ca $i BIatec, invecinati cu muntii Murihova, iar la apus cu muntii
Cosuf $i Nigea40;0 regiune muntoasa constituita din doua masive de munti
Karagiov $i Pajik (Paic, in aromana), despartite de raul Meglen sau Moglen,
de unde $i numele regiunii.
Prima a$ezare a comunei Livezi a fost intemeiata de gramusteni
fugiti din Gramos datorita prigonirilor lui AIi-Pa$a, la inceputul secolului
al XIX-lea. Ace$ti gramusteni fiind ultimii din aceasta tulpina care au
plecat din Gramoste (sau din imprejurimi, n.n.), dupa distrugerea ei.41
Grupul condus de celnicii Gheorghi Stapator ~i Tegu Paputa Aro~ie al
Barba s-au refugiat pe muntele Paic. Aceasta informatie considerata drept
legenda (i-a fost relataHi d-Iui A. Haciu de lancu Cepi - celnicul delegat al
comunei Livezi - din cei 14, sositi la Bucure$ti la 1 februarie 1925, stabiliti
apoi in Tatar Atmagea, judo Durostor), se confirma $i de catre Demetru
Chihaia (Kehaia), care, in calitate de delegat al societatii "Meglenia" din
Bucure$ti, in Grecia, in raportul sau din anul 1925 (trimis lui C. Noe),
spunea: "Prima comllna lInde am descills a fost Livezile, comulla Ilatala a
parinlilor mei,fondatorul acestei C01llUIle
a fost c/liar bunicul meu, celnicul
Dincea Barba, care acum WI seco/ si ceva, spre a scapa de urgia satrapului
Ali-Pasa de Tepelill, distrugatorul frul1loasei Gramoste si impilatorul

40. CLI. NenilesclI, op. cil., pag. 384; pcnlru delalii si denllmiri mai aClUalevezi Virgil
Coman, "MeglelloromGlliila illcepll/IIIseeolullli XX", 2003, pag. 149.
41. Cf. Th. Capj~an, "Meglello/"OI/Illllii",I, pag.28.
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poporului aromall, s-a retras cu falcarea so III mUllfii Caragiova, In
fillutul Megleniei, unde au lntemeiat prima comuna «Si1rai» - a carei
ruille exisla si astazi, iar mai tarzu, din cauza pamantului mliistinos. a
pus temelia primei case, La0 depi1rtare de circa un kilometru de «Si'irai»,
a C0111llllei
Livezi42".
Griimustenii din Liviidz sunt eunoscuti sub numele de liviidyeari
(adidi din Livadia, denumirea greceascii a comunei Livadz) sau yanicot
(dupa numele localitatii Ianita azi Yianitsa - unde coborau eu turmele la
iemat $i unde se atla un targ renumit.
In Cadrilater, gramustenii din Livezi au fost eolonizati in judetul
Durostor. Primul contingent a sosit in luna aprilie 1926; au fost a$ezati in
localiHitile: Tatar Atmagea 5i Uzungi Orman43. Un alt grup a sosit in vara
anului 1927,44 iar altul, in anul 1928,45 au fost colonizati in Vischioi,
Haschioi, DelisufIar, Asfatchioi, Vetrina, Caraorman, Cociular,
Bazarghian.
Tot din Grecia provin 5i gramustenii din Hrupi$tea sau Hrupisti - azi
Aryos Orestikon. Acestia, in numar de cca. 50 de famiIii, au sosit in
Romania in aprilie 192846 5i au fost colonizati in localitatea Sarsanlar,
judctul Durostor, plasa Turtucaia47.
Gramustenii din Bulgaria constituic grupul cel mai numeros din
randurile aromanilor stabiliti in Dobrogea. La fel ca Hirsirotii, acesti
gramusteni practicau transhumanta. Nu aveau localitati stabile in care sa
scada tot timpul; aveau locuinte de vara - calivele in munti, iar pe timpul
iemii coborau in cfimpii.
In functie de regiunile unde practicau transhumanta si locul unde isi
aveau ciilivele, tulpina gramustenilor originari din Bulgaria se imparte in
42. Apud Constantin Noe, "Colollizarea Cadrilaterutlli", pag. 140.
43./bitlem, pag. 149.
44./bidem, pag. 153.
45. Cf. "Romalllll", 19 iunie 1928, pag. 2.
46. Cr. "Romallll/", 31 martie 1926, pag. 2.
47. Cr. Dosar ne. 30/1928, Consilieratul Agricol al judetului Durostor, Arhivcle
Statului, Riimnicu Viilcca. Fila I. In acest document se precizeaza ca in primavara anului 1928
in comuna Sarsiinlar, plasa Turlucaia, s-au asezal 50 de familii de coJonisli macedoncni din
Hrupistea - din Grecia. Se propune ca aceste familii sa fie improprictarite din zona padurii
dcfrisatc "laican" (80 ha).
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The Macedo-Arol11anians in Dobrudja

mai multe ramuri: gumal6t, bariot, batacan, curtuveari, lupuveari, bujduveari,
~utruveari,papaciryiot.
Gumalotl'i (gumaliotii) provin din regiunea ora~ului Giumaia de Sus
(pe turce~te Baaly - Djumaia - azi Blagoevgrad) - de aici si numele lor -,
din localitatile: Be~bunar, Ravna Buca, Rila, Ceacalita, Dupnita, Samocov
~i Giumaia de Sus, toate situate in muntii Rila48 (stabiliti aici in sec. XIX
din muntii Rodopi). Au fost colonizati intre 1928 - 1933 in Durostor.
BanotJ'i (banotii) provin din Bania (localitate in Republica Mace-
donia, de unde ~i numele lor), ~i din alte localitati din apropierea ora~elor
~tip, Veles ~i Cociani. Au plecat din aceasta zona (Serbia pe atunci) in sec-
olul al XIX-lea si s-au stabilit tot in muntii Rila alaturi de gumalot. Au fost
colonizati tot in judetul Durostor49.
Batacariil'i sunt gramu~teni care se opreau cu oile la iernat in Batac, in
dimpia de Hinga Filipopol - azi Plovdiv (din aceasta regiune au sosit in
Durostor un grup numeros din localitatile lavrova ~iLeascova).
Curtuveari"iI'i provin din tinutul Curtova, din calivele din Bachita,
mare comuna aromaneasca din Rodopi. Alte calive din muntii Rodopi erau
cele din Caramandra ~i Sufanlu5o.
Lupuveariil'i, bujduveariil'i, ~utruveariil'i, papciryiotl'i provin din
calivele Lopova, Bojdova, Satra ~i Papaceair (tinuturile de azi Melnik ~i
Gote DeIcev- fost Nevrocop )51. Au fost colonizatiatat in judetul Durostor
cat ~iin judetul Caliacra.

48. Cf. Saramandu, pag.20.
49. Localil1\tile fiind numeroase nu au fost trccule in text. Cei interesati Ie pot afla (pcn-
tm fiecarc familie) in Jumalele Consiliului de Minislri referitoare la acordarea naturalizArii
colonistilor macedoneni, publicate mai jos.
50. Cf. Saramandu, pag. 21.
S!. De menlionat cA acesti grAmusteni, iarna se deplasau cAire Drama, Cavala si Seres,
in locuri mai calde. PanA la declansarca rAzboiului balcanic (1912-1913), nu era nici 0 prob-
lemA, toate aceste teritorii apartineau Turciei (Macedonia de atunci).
Dupa rAzboaiele balcanice insA, Macedonia s-a impArtit. Aceste locuri de iernat au
rcvenit Greciei, astfel gramustenii din calivele din Bulgaria, mai ales cei din Lupova, care se
gAseau aici, au rAmas, vrand, nevrand, in Grecia. De aceea acesle grupuri de gramusleni au
sosil mai tiirziu in Cadrilater in intervalul 1931 - 1933, spre deosebire de fratii lor rAmasi in
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Pindenii

Pindenii locuiau si locuiesc in muntii Pindului de aici si numele (care
este livresc) in Tesalia, Olimp si in regiunea Veriei.
Pindenii din Epir si Tesalia (Grecia de azi) reprezinHi tulpina cea mai
numeroasa. In muntii Pindului ei s-au pastrat pana azi in mase compacte in
centrele: Furca, Samarina, Avdela, Perivoli, Baiasa, Aminciu (Metova -
una dintre cele mai mari comune aromanesti) S.a..
In Tesalia, pindenii sunt grupati in satele din apropierea orasului
Tricala. Aromanii din Olimp sunt asezati in localitatile Neohori, Milia dar
mai ales in Vlaholiviidz52.
Pindennii din Veria sunt veniti tot din Pind. Atacurile albaneze sau
atacurile savarsite de mult discutatul Ali-Pasa, i-au determinat sa pIece
din Pind53. Un grup numeros - aproximativ 600 de familii, mai ales
avdelia(i (avdel'a(i in aromana) din Avdela, dar si din Samarina si
Perivole, sub conducerea celnicului Badralexi, s-au asezat in muntii
Veriei, in ciilive la inceput - calivele lui Badralexi - care apoi a devenit
sat cu case frumoase.
Unii dintrc acesti avdel'ati au intemeiat localitatea Selia de Jos, altii s-au
asezat in Xiroliviidz, Neagusta. Aici se afla si grupul de rarsiroti din Selia
de Sus, si Horopani, (acestia din urma, fiind aproape se bucurau de protectia
celnicului Badralexi).
Pindenii veniti in Dobrogea sunt proveniti din imprejurimile Veriei
(adidi din Xirolivadz, Selia de Jos, Doliani) si din Poroi de Sus (localitate
aflata in nordul Greciei, aproape de granita cu Bulgaria).
Grupul pindenilor din jurul Veriei sunt numiti viryeari iar cei din
Poroi, pruyeari.
In general insa aromanii din celelalte tulpini, obisnuiesc sa-i
numeasca pe toti pindenii stabiliti in Dobrogea: avdel'a(i.

52. Th. Capidan, "Aromilnii". pag. 12.
53. in 1775, in primul caz. cf. Capidan, R.N.. pag. 55. ceva mai tarziu, in al doilea caz.
cf. I. Caragiani, S.J.P.B.. pag. 50.
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Au fost colonizati in judetul Caliacra (in comuna SabIa si imprejuri-
mi) intre anii 1926-1928.

Meglenifii(Meglenoromanii)

Odata cu aromanii colonisti in Cadrilater s-au colonizat Si meglenitii
din Meglenia (Grecia). Prin caracteristicile lor lingvistice, etnografice si
foldorice meglenoromanii se deosebesc insa de aromani. Sunt si ei un rest
al romanitatii sud-balcanice, lara indoiala, dar s-au stabilit aici venind din-
spre nord si nu dinspre sud de unde au venit aromanii din Gramostea care s-au
asezat in Livezi (in aceeasi regiune cu ei). Sunt un rest probabil al celor care
au intemeiat imperiul, Asanestilor (bulgaro-vlahii), cum ii considera G.
Weigand, sau un rest al romanismului din sudul Dunarii, romanism care
insa avusese contact 0 buna perioada de vreme cu elementul romanesc din
nordul Dunarii, cum ii considera Th. Capidan54.
Meglenitii stabiliti in Dobrogea provin din comunele Lundzini si
Birislav, sositi la 5 martie 1926, odata cu vecinii lor aromanii din Livezi;
din Liumnita, Cupa, Osani, sositi in luna aprilie acelasi an, impreuna cu cei
din Livezi Poroi, Veria.
. Au fost colonizati in judetul Durostor, Aidodu, Srebarna, Haschioi,
Visichioi, Cadichioi55.

54. Th. Capidan, "Megleno-romlinii", I. "lslOria si graiullor", Buc. 1923, pag. 57.
Pentru cei interesati a se vedea si Pericie Papahagi, "Meg/ello-Romanii. Studiu etnografico-
fi/%gic", Analele Academiei Romaniei,ser.II,35, 1912-1913.
55. Cf. C. Noe, Ol?cit., pag. 149.
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III. iMPREJURARILE CIRCUMSTANTE
ALE COLONIZARII
AROMANILOR iN DOBROGEA

Cauzele care i-au determinat pe aromani sa-~i paraseasca locurile lor
de obar~ie, pentru a se coloniza in Dobrogea rezida insa~i din transformarile
social-politice petrecute in Macedonia.
A~ezata intre statele nou create1 ~i recunoscute de Imperiul Otoman,
intrat in ultima faza a trairii sale, Macedonia va cunoa~te la inceputul
secolului XX, 0 noua situatie de efervescenta.
Criza politica s-a manifestat in interior prin regruparea ~i organizarea
etniilor in sens militar. Astfel, au aparut comitagii la bulgari, andarti la greci,
armatoli la aromani. Atilt comitagii cat ~i andartii proveneau din afara regiu-
nii. Evident conflictele interetnice nu au putut fi evitate. Starea de tensiune
generaIa era desigur impulsionata ~i de statele din jur, mai ales ca fiecare in
parte nutrea avantaje de pe uema unei eventuale dezbinari a Macedoniei.
Bulgaria dorea partea estica, a~a-zisa Macedonia bulgareasca, Serbia, partea
de nord-vest, iar Grecia, partea de sud, teritoriile din lungul Bistritei ~iOlimp,
porturile Salonic ~iCavala2.
Grupurile etnice actionau deci in interesullor. Bulgarii, din Macedonia,
action au pentru autonomia lor. Aromanii, fara un alt sprijin din afara -

I, I. Grccia in 1829,Serbia in 1878, Bulgaria, autonoma in 1878, apoi indcpendcnta in 1908.
i 2. Boldcscu R., Marinescu M., "Ri1zboiul balcanic". 1912 si 1913.Sibiu. 1936. pag. 3-5.
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statuI roman se confrunta cu alte probleme si idealuri -, s-au apropiat de
bulgari si chiar au colaborat cu ei, cu cei din Macedonia. Exista insa si 0
aWi tabiira, in special bulgarii din afara Macedoniei, care actiona in vederea
alipirii Macedoniei in cadrul preconizatei: Bulgaria Mare3. Primii au orga-
nizat ccte de comitagii, care au colaborat cu armatolii aromani4. Cetele de
comitagii erau organizate pe teritoriul Bulgariei, sprijiniti deci de statuI bul-
gar, de unde patrundeau in Macedonia. Adeptii celei de-a doua tabere au
organizat Comitetele Macedonene, care faceau agitatie la frontiere, iar
presa 0 vie propaganda in favoarea Bulgariei.
Grecii urmareau realizarea "Greciei Mari", in care in afara paetii de
sud si de vest a Macedoniei, trebuiau sa intre Thesalia, Peninsula CaIcidica
cu Sfiintul Mormant, tiirmul de nord al Miirii Egee, Creta si arhipelagul
Dodecanezului. Deoarece in Macedonia de sud grecii erau in minoritate, ei
si-au propus mai intai grecizarea regiunii. Misiunea insii nu era deloc
usoara. Aromanii, chiar daca erau ca niste insule presarate in toata
Macedonia, formau grupuri compacte, iar satele lor erau curat aromanesti.
Singura regiune in care aromanii apar amestecati cu grecii era regiunea din-
tee Larisa si Tricala5. In plus, majoritatea satelor si comunelor aromanesti
aveau scoli si biserici sprijinite de statuI roman inca de la mijlocul secolului
al XIX-lea. Limba folositii atat in scoli cat si in biserici era limba romana6.
S-au folosit doua cai de actiune. Una era persuasivii, adicii atragerea
populatiei aromanesti, mai ales in locaIitiitiIe unde nu se intemeiaserii scoli
romanesti, ditre implinirea aspiratiilor grecesti. Cea de-a doua cale era

3. Ibid.
4. Vezi "Macedoromiillii pe vdi/e iSlOriei", pag. 50-56.
5. 0 alta regiunc unde aromanii erau amestecati, dar de data aceasta cu albanezi era
regiunea dintre Berat si tarmul Marii Adriatice.
6. La inceput abecedarele si materialele de studiu erau in aromana, ulterior, s-a introdus
limba romana. Acest lucm nu a adus servicii aromanilor. Introducerea limbii romane in clasele
primare, afirma loan Cardula in lucrarea sa recenta, "lslOria aromiilli/or macedollelli", Editura
Condor, Bue., 2004, pag. 122, a fost 0 decizie "disc/llabild. dacd 1111 erolla/d".
Profesorlll Max Deme/er Peyfllss, III CA.. cOllsiderd cd asemellea specllia/ii corespulld
IIl/llwi IIIparle reali/d/ii", (pag. 72), argumentand ca aromana se foloseste si azi in familie.
Personal, cred ci\ 0 limbii materna - aromana fiind limba malerna penlru loti aromanii -
daeil nu estc studiata in scoala primara, aliituri de limba tarii respective este sortita, cu vremea,
pieirii.
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atacul direct. Avand asentimentul tacit al Turciei, care i-a preferat in locul
bulgarilor :>iaromanilor ce actionau pentru autonomie, in anul 1904 s-au
format unitati organizate de andarti. Scopul lor era anihilarea comitagiilor
bulgari, dar mai ales a comunitatilor aromane:>tidin Macedonia. Acestea
din urma, din punct de vedere geografic, erau prime)e '~are Ie stateau in
cale. In satele lor, aromanii erau adevarati stapani asupra versantelor
tesaliote :>iepirote ale Pindului, a trecatorilor,:>i buni cunoscatori ale tuturor
potecilor.7
ACtiunea bandelor grece:>ti(intre 1904-1908) s-a amplificat mai ales
dupa obtinerea unor reale succese pentru aromani: infiintarea consulatului
romanesc la lanina (Yanya), inlocuirea comunitatilor biserice:>ti de pana
atunci prin comunitati civiles, obtinerea iradelei imperiale de la 9/22 mai
1905, prin care aromanii din Imperiul Otoman au fost recunoscuti de Inalta
Poarta (consfintindu-se autonomia lor cu)turala :>ireligioasa).
Dintre atrocitatile savarsite de andarti intre 1905-1908 amintim pe
cele intrepinse asupra localitatilor: Avdela din Pind9, Gramoticova :>i
Paticina din regiunea Vodena \0.
In aceasta stare de lucruri se gasea Macedonia in preajma razboaielor
balcanice II. Marile puteri 12, au intervenit instituind chiar un fel de jan-
darmerie pentru mentinerea lini:>tiiin Macedonia, cu tulburarile sale perma-
nente. Bulgaria reclama ca insuficiente reformele Turciei in Macedonia, iar
Grecia :>iSerbia lansau fiecare noi pretentii. Turcia, la randul ei, acuza pe
toate trei de intretinerea stacii de tensiune in Macedonia.
Primul razboi balcanic s-a inchciat cu infrangerea Turcici. Statele
mentionate, la care se adauga Muntenegru, au obtinut victoria. Tratatul de
la Londra, (mai 1913), consfintea victoria aliantei balcanice asupra Turciei.
7. Ziarul"Dimineata", miercuri. 13 ianuarie 1916.
8. M.D. Peyfuss, CA, pag. 81;
9./bidem, pag. 93.
10. N. Cusa, A.R., pag. 17-20.
II. Desi "lullii /IIrei" (in 1908) au ineereat 0 redresare a situatiei, in speranta pastrarii
statu-quo-ului,evenimcntele aveau sa se precipite tot mai tare.
12. Este vorba de Anglia si Franta, eelelalte, Austro-Ungaria si Rusia, dimpotriva,
avand proprile interese in Balcani, ineilau spiritele. Odata cu declansarca celui de-al doilea
razboi baJcanic, Austro-Ungaria sprijillea Bulgaria, in delrimenlul Serbiei, in limp ce Rusia,
I care nu vedca ell oehi buni infiilltarea unui slat putcnie in Baleani, era de partea Serbiei.

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srar~itul Imperiului Otoman era iminent. Neintelegerile survenite intre
aliati13 i-au prelungit insa agonia pana la finele primului razboi mondial.
Cauza acestor neintelegeri era din nou Macedonia. Bulgaria, care obtinea
avantaje deosebite - toata Turcia rasariteana (din fosta Turcie din Peninsula
Balcanica) dorea sa pastreze pentru sine intreaga Macedonie. Ca urmare a
acestor disensiuni izbucnea cel de-al doilea razboi balcanic, cu 0 noua
intorsatura a sistemului de aliante. Grecia, Serbia, Muntenegru, alaturi de
care intra, la sfar~itul razboiului, Turcia ~i Romania, impotriva Bulgariei.
A~a cum era de a~teptat razboiul s-a incheiat cu infrangerea Bulgariei.
Tratatul, semnat la 10 august 1913la Bucure~ti,eonstintea soarta Macedoniei.
Cea mai mare parte a ei era impartita intre Grecia ~i Serbia, state invin-
gatoare in eel de-al doilea razboi balcanic. Grecia primea, pe langa alte teri-
torii, Macedonia de sud, iar Serbia, Macedonia centrala ~i de nord. 0 mica
regiune, din partea estica a fostei Macedonii, ramanea Bulgariei, iar 0 aIta
regiune, cea de vest a Macedoniei, era incadrata Albaniei, stat eonstituit
inca din 1912, cand ~i-a proclamat independenta, reeunoscut ca atare la
Londra ~i Bucure~ti. Cadrilaterul, adica partea de sud a Dobrogei intra in
component a Romaniei.
Astfel minoritatea aromaneasca traia de acum nu intr-un singur stat,
ea pana inainte de pace, ci in patru state diferite,14 Pacea de la Bucure~ti
echivala pentru aromani cu 0 lovitura de gratie.15
Romania, la tratatul semnat la Bucure~ti, punea totu~i in discutie
chesiunea aromaneasca. Ea cere a garantarea libertatilor culturale ~i spiri-
tuale ale aromanilor din fosta Macedonie, teritorii ce apartineau acum
statelor semnatare ale tratatului de la Bucure~ti.16 Acestea insa n-au fost
respectate.17

13. Statcle aliate hot!lriisera doar asupra coopcr!lrii militare, nu si in ce priveste
chestiunea teritorial!l in Balcani.
14. Cf. M.D. Peyfuss, CA, pag. 117.
15. Cf. Sterie Diamandi in "Oameni si aspec/e din is/aria aramiinilar", 1950, pag. 23.
16. Tratatlll a Cost semnat de Tonceff D. (din partea Bulgariei), de N. Pasici (Serbia), de
E. Venizelos (Greeia), de 1. Vucotiei (MlIntenegru).
17. Prima care a inchis scolile si bisericile romiinesti a fost Albania, urmata de Serbia si
Bulgaria. in Greeia sHuatia era oarecum "deosebita". Existau in mod ofieial dar se aplicau per-
sccutii pentru cei care Ie freeventall, pentn! ea in sfiirsit, dup!l al doilea razboi mondiaf sa fie
definitiv inehise.
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In fine, in anul 1914, izbucnea primul razboi mondiaJ. Peninsula
BaJcanica, numita pe buna dreptate, "butoiul cu pulbere~', va cunoa~te din
plin prima conflagratie mondiala. Statele participante, in functie de intere-
sele lor, influentate de marile puteri, aderau la unul sau la altul din cele
doua blocuri militare. Imperiul Otoman, in alianta cu put,.;ile centrale, ca de
altfel ~i Bulgaria, avea sa imparta~eascii soarta invin~ilor. Razboiul in
aceasta zona nu s-a incheiat in 1918, insa. La srar~itul anului 1918 ~i la
inceputul lui 1919, armatele Angliei, Frantei, Italiei ~i Greciei au trecut la
ocuparea unor regiuni din Imperiul Otoman. Tratatul de la Sevres, din
august 1920, care consfintea aceste cuceriril8, insemna de fapt srar~itul
acestui imperiu. Prevederile tratatului n-au fost recunoscute insa de Mustafa
Kemal Atatiirk, conducatorul revolutiei nationale, indreptata impotriva ocu-
pantilor straini ~i impotriva sultanului. S-a ajuns la un conflict direct intre
Grecia ~iTurcia. Conflictul desfii~uratintre 1919 ~i 1922, se solutiona tot la
interventia marilor puteri,19 prin tratatul de pace intre marile puteri ~iTurcia
de la Loussane din iulie 1923; tratat care stabilea (dupa infrangerea armatei
grece~ti de catre turci) granitele dintre cele doua tari, precum ~i libertatea
navigatiei prin stramtorile de la Marea Neagra.
Pe de alta parte, pentru a rezolva conflictele interetnice, conferinta de
la Loussane prevedea, de asemenea, schimbul de populatie intre Grecia ~i
Turcia. Aceasta hotarare a fost precedata de Conventia de la Neuilly din 27
noiembrie 1919, prin care Bulgaria ~iGrecia s-au invoit a inlesni emigrarea
bulgarilor din teritoriul grec ~ia grecilor, din teritoriul bulgar.
In consecinta, populatia greceasca din Turcia era stramutata in Grecia,
iar populatia turdi din Grecia (Macedonia ~i insula Creta) in Turcia.
Majoritatea refugiatilor (magirilor) din Turcia, 1.200.000, la care se adauga
60.000 din Bulgaria, 50.000 din Rusia, in total 1.310.000,20au fost instalati
in Macedonia ~i Tracia. Ca urmare, populatia aromaneasdi din aceste zone

18. Tratatul de pace de la Sevres, 10 august 1920, intrc puterile Antantei si Turcia,
imp1\rtea posesiunile arabe ale Turciei marilor puteri; Grecia obtinea Tracia cu Adrianopolul,
malul european al Dardanelelor, precum si Izmir, cu teriloriile inconjurilloare.
19. in martie 1920, trupele britaniee au ocupat Istanbulu\.
20. Cf. Conslantin Noe, "Colonizarea Cadrilalerului". 1938, pag. 124. Dalele aceslea
au [oSl preluale, spune autorul, din calea lui C. Eve/pidis, "Les Etats BalcGlliques", Paris,
1933.
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respectiv Veria, Vodena, Caterina 5i Meglenia, S-Raflat intr-o situatie dificila.
Guverul grec a dispus nationalizarea proprietatilor mai mari de 10-15
hectare; m05iile mari erau ale bey lor turci (fugiti odata cu declan5area
razboaielor balcanice) care obi5nuiau sa Ie inchirieze pentru pa5unat, atat la
5es cat 5i la munte, aromanilor din zona. Aromanii, far5erotii din Paticina,
Gramoticova, Candrova, Caterina, Selia, Horopani, pindenii din jurul
Veriei, gramustenii din Livadz, meglenitii, 2t a caror ocupatie principala era
cre5terea oilor, se gaseau astfel in prag de ruinare 5i stramtorare, prin dis-
paritia acestor proprietati care au fost atribuite noilor veniti.
Frunta5ii aromanilor, afectati de aceasta situatie, dupa contactele
avute cu reprezentantii guvernului roman, cu aIte personalitati politice 5i
culturale, au hoHirat emigrarea in Romania.22 In urma sosirii delegatiei
aromane5ti, formata din 14 membri23, la 1 februarie 1925, a tratativelor pur-
tate, s-a stabilit, de comun acord, a5ezarea aromanilor in sudul Dobrogei, in
cele doua judete din Cadrilater, Durostor 5i Caliacra, intrate in componenta
Romaniei dupa razboaiele balcanice.
Alegerea acestei zone nu era intamplatoare24. Elementul romanesc
se afla aici in inferioritate, in plus, 0 buna parte din populatia turco-tatara,
din cele doua judete ale Cadrilaterului a emigrat in Turcia. Obiectivitatea
istorica ne indeamna ded sa afirmam ca aceasta colonizare a aromanilor
in Cadrilater era corelata cu politic a de atunci: intarirea elementului
romanesc.
De obicei, in lucrarile dedicate acestei teme (emigrarea 5i colonizarea)
se considera ca principal a cauza a stramutarii populatiei aromane5ti din

21. Meglenitii fliceau exceplie,ei se ocupau Cll agricultura.
22. Penlru emigrarea si colonizarea aromanilor cal si penlru inlreaga problemalica
referiloare la aromanii stabiliti in Cadrilater, vezi: Steriu Hagi-Gogu, "Emigrarea
aromilnilor", Buc., 1927; Revista "Peninsula Balcanica", nr. 8-10, 1925; "Revista romanilor
de pesle hotare", numerele: 1.2,7,8,12 din 1925; Vasile Th. Musi, "Un veac de c%nizare In
Dobrogea NOl/it", 1925-1935; Constantin Noe, "C%nizarea Cadrilaleru/l/i", 1938; Stoica
Lascu."improprielitrirea romanilor ba/canici In Cadrilaler", 2002, pag. 28-40, care
comenleaza sliintific lucrarea lui C. Noe, dar care face precizari peninente cu privire la sla-
bilirea gramustenilor din Bulgaria; Nicolae Cusa, "Aromilnii (macedonenii) In Romania",
Editura Muntenia, Constanta, 1996.
23. Vezi V. Th. Musi, Op.cil. ,pag. 24, C. Noe, 01'. cil., pag. 24, N. Cusa, Op.cil., pag. 24.
24. Din punctuJ de vedere aJ slaluJui roman.
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Grecia a fost situatia creaHiprin stabilirea refugiatilor, in regiunile mentio-
nate,25 ~i indiutatirea in general a conditiilor de existenta; puse in evidenta
uneori, epitetic vorbind, cu exagerare; "situatie dramatica", "rasfrangere
catastrofaJa" etc.
Analizand insa mai atent aceasta emigrare (det" ,ati de impresiile
subiective), la aproape 80 de ani de la acest evenimcnt, yom spune ca, pe
langa aceasta cauza, reala de altfel, trebuie adaugata ~ialta: aparitia unei noi
posibilitati / alternative - colonizarea in Cadrilater - devenita un miraj pen-
tru aromani. Daca nu ar Ii existat aceasta alternativa atractiva pentru ei, cu
siguranta ca ar fi ramas in acele regiuni ale Macedoniei din Grecia.
In plus, au emigrat acei far~iroti ~i gramusteni care erau mai mobili ~i
se stabilisera la 0 data recenta in regiunile respective.26
Adaugam ca ace~ti aromani proveniti din regiuni de rezistenta (Veria,
Vodena, Meglenia) cu sate compacte de aromani, au hotarat sa se expatrieze
~i pentru ca n-au vrut sa accepte noile stari de lucru care afectau structura
lor nationala.
Gramustenii din Bulgaria aveau ~i ei motive intemeiate pentru emi-
grare. Dupa primul razboi mondial autorit1itilc bulgare au introdus taxc
prohibitive pentru aromanii considerati str1iini in Bulgaria. Pentru 0 oaie
(taxa pa~unat) de plida plateau 12 leva la stat, 12 leva la comuna, 12 leva
la Comitetul Revolutionar, pe cand bulgarii din acelea~i sate plateau
numai 12 leva; erau impu~i pentru calla 400 leva; iar bulgarii nu plateau
nimicP (deci un tratament discriminatoriu, aromanii de aici tiind lipsiti
total de drepturi politice ~i nationaJe, fiind exclu~i de la improprie-
tarire.28) Pentru construirea ~oselelor ~i cailor ferate erau considerati insa
ceHiteni bulgari, drept pentru care erau sco~i la munca cu forta. La toate
aces tea se adauga atacurile bandite~ti asupra calivelor din munti,
conditionandu-li-se 0 chirie pentru propriile lor case. Conditiile de trai
devenind tot mai greu de suportat, cea mai mare parte din randurile

25. Refugiatii n-au fost asezati si in alte regilll1i ale Grcciei,locliite de aromani, Epir de
cxemplu; Cf. si 51. Laseu, op. cit., pag. 30.
26. Cf. Mariana Bara, in "Nico/ae Saramalld,,: Swdii aromalle si meg/elloromiine", din
"Dimandarea", nr. 4, 2004, pag.9-1O.
27. Periodicul "Legionarii", Bazargic, 23 ianuarie 1929.
28. Diseursuri Adunarea Depulatilor 1930, Apud Cusa. "Aromanii", pag. 31.

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gramustenilor din Bulgaria s-au hotarat sa emigreze in Dobrogea
(incepand cu 1928). La fel au Hicut 5i fratii lor din Grecia, rama5i aici dind
s-a trasat granita intre cele doua tari.29 (ace5tia au venit mai tarziu, in inter-
valuI1931-1933).
Gramustenii din Regatul Unit al Sarbilor, Croatilor 5i Slovenilor, nu 0
duceau nici ei mai bine. Prin reforma agrara-discriminatorie 5i aid au fost
confiscate de fapt proprietatile din munti cumparate de aromani de la turd.
S-a recurs la 0 stratagema. Sub pretextul verificarii s-au cerut actele de pro-
prietate de la toti locuitorii; actele au fost trimise la Belgrad, de unde n-au
mai fost retumate.
in urma protestelor, inclusiv ale sarbilor, 0 parte din terenuri au fost
redate proprietarilor, muntii insa niciodata.
in felul acesta pastorii aromani erau nevoiti sa plateasca taxe pentru
propriile proprietati. Cei afectati s-au hotarat sa emigreze in Romania; 0
parte din ei, cei mai multi din randurile gramustenilor de aid (azi Republica
Macedonia) - numiti de celelalte tulpini sarbeni (sarbean, in aromana), au
ramas 5i traiesc azi in republica mentionaHL
Evenimentele pomenite, razboaiele balcanice, proclamarea indepen-
dentei Albaniei (1912-1913), primul razboi mondial au influentat 5i viata
f'ar5irotilordin Albania, a caror ocupatii, carvanaritul 5i cre5terea oilor erau
tot mai greu de practical.
Carvanaritul, una dintre ocupatiile de baza ale fiir5irotilor din aceasta
zona, odata cu sfar5itul primului razboi mondial, a decazut. Construirea
50selei care lega Tirana de ora5ul Corceua (Corita) de catre armatele
franco-engleze, introducerea mijloacelor de transport (camioanele) a
fiicut ca aceasta meserie sa dispara. Reducerea suprafetelor de teren30
(pa5Unile) prielnice iernatului, a contribuit la reducerea treptata a marilor
turme.
Se punea deci, la modul serios problema existentei, cu atat mai mult
cu cat ace5ti far5eroti erau foarte prolifici; fiecare casa (familie) numara
cate 10-12 suflete. Tinerii nu mai aveau unde sa lucreze; unii au plecat in
America. Era vorba inga de intreaga populatie. Trebuia gasita 0 solutie.

29. Vezi mai sus nota 27, de la subcapitolul "Grail/listen;; din Dobrogea ".
30. Prin nationalizare, sau reforma agrarii, in noul stat creal.
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Creandu-se precedentul, prin tratativele delegatiei aromanilor din Verla,
Vodena ~i Meglenia, rar~irotii din Albania s-au hotarat sa emigreze in
Dobrogea; 0 parte din ePl, cei mai multi au ramas in Albania, unde triliesc
~i astazi32.

31. Vezi mai sus subcapitolul ..Fllro1erolii din Dobrogea".
32. Pentru situatia de azi (a localitalilor unde traiesc aromanii in Albania), vezi Cusa,
op. cil., pag. 13.

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IV. COLONIZAREA iN CADRILATER-
DOBROGEA NOVA

Colonizarea in Cadrilaterl s-a fikut in baza Legii pentru organizarea
Dobrogei Noi de la 1 aprilie 1914, care delimita formele de proprietate
funeiara existente2; lege care n-a fost aplicata datorita izbucnirii primului
razboi mondial. Dupa razboi, punerea in vigoare a acestei legi s-a realizat
prin promulgarea Legii modificatoare din 22 aprilie 1924. Articolul 117 al
acestei legi, care de fapt completa pe cea din 1914, stabilea di posesorii
terenurilor "mirie" devin proprietari deplini pe aceste pamanturi, fie aban-
donand statului 0 treime din pamantul aflat in posesie fie platind statului 0
rascumparare; articolul 129 se referea in mod direct asupra colonizarii:
"Pe pamanturile astazi proprietatea Statului cum si pe cele intrate fn pat-
rimoniul sau prin legea de fa/a sau prin expropriere, statui poate face
colonizari si fnstrainari fn loturi mid prin Casa Centrala a impro-
prietaririi (devenita in 1930 O.N.A.C., adidi Ofieiul National al Colonizarii,

I. Teritoriu din sudul Dobrogei de azi allat in poscsia Romaniei in perioada anilor
1913-1940. in prezent se aOa in eomponcnla Bulgariei.
2. in Dobrogca NouA, eum se mai nurnea Cadrilalerul, in afara proprietatii de stat se
allau 5 eatcgorii de proprietali funeiare; "mulk", adica proprietate absoluta, eu iradele (aete) de
la sultan - foarte rara, "mirie", proprietatc aOata in folosinla, eel mai des intalnita, pcntru eare
se platea 0 dare anlicipata iar poscsorii aveau un titlu de eoneesiunc, "mcveufc", tercnuri dc
mana moart1\si inulienabile, "melrukc", tcrenuri pentru uzul public si "mcvat", adic1icele com-
plct neproduetive. Vezi pc larg, "A"alele Dobrogei". IX, vol. II, 1938, "CadrilateruI1938.
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institutie creata prin a treia lege zisa de complctare din 17 iulie 1930, care s-
a adaugat celor din 1914 si 1924, n.n.), In baza IInllijllrnal al Consiliu/ui de
Ministri". In urma referatului prezentat de Alexandru Constantinescu3,
Consiliul de ministri a adoptat Jurnalul cu Nr. 1698 din 13 iunie 1925.
Potrivit acestui jurnal (care aproba de fapt sus-numitul referat), colonizarile
din Cadrilater trebuiau sa se faca pe terenul domenial al statului (preluarea
treimelor fiind abia in faza de inceput) existent la acea data, respectiv
28.324 ha aflate in Durostor Si 12.780 ha in judetul Caliacra; cu un total de
41.104 ha in ambele judete. Din aceste motive s-a stabilit, prin acelasi jur-
nal ca deocamdata sa fie colonizate 1500 de familii din vechiul regat sil500
de familii de macedoneni emigranti, in baza unor tabele sau tablouri
intocmite de delegatii colonistilor. Colonistii urmau sa primeasdi dite un
lot de 15 ha pentm cei care se vor aseza in apropierea granitei cu Bulgaria Si
10 ha pentru cci ce se vor aseza in interiorul judetelor4. Desi colonistii
aromani cerusera, prin Comitetul de initiativa al aromanilor din Bucuresti5,
acordarea de credite pe termen lung pentru construirea locuintelor si injghe-
barea gospodariilor, transportul gratuit pe mare si pe uscat (C.P.R.), inter-
ventia guvernului Romaniei pe langa guvernul grec pentru rascumpararea
averilor imobiliare parasite, Jurnalul nu pomenea nimic de aceste doleante.
Cu alte cuvinte colonistii trebuiau sa se descurce singuri. Pamiliile aprobate
de aromani urmau sa soseasea treptat, pentru a usura actiunea de repatriere
si improprietarire. Nu s-a intamplat asa, insa. Biroul de colonizare de la
Bucuresti din cadrul Casei Centrale a Improprietaririi avertizase pe
reprezentantii comitetului ca tcrenurile, pc care urma sa se faca colonizarea,
nu puteau ramane nearendate si di, colonistii, dad\ vor sa dobandeasca loturi,
trebuie sa vina pana in 15 martie 19266. Raspandindu-se zvonul, colonistii

3. Ministl1ll Agricullurii si Domeniilor, unul dintre sustinalorii coloniz1\rii aromanilor in
Romania.
4. Plus eale 50 arii islaz si 2000 mp loc de casa pentru fiecare colonist.
5. Comitetul de initiativa s-a formatla data de 3 ianuarie 1925 la BucureSli,
cuprinzand urmatorii membri: C. Noe, V. Musi, Dumilru Babus, P. Marcu, Stere Hagigogu,
N. Balamaci, T. Hagigogu si Dionisie Dumitru. Cei care s-au implical insa in mod direct,
coordonand colonizarea aromanilor au fost: Constantin Noc, Vasile Musi si Gheorghe Celea
(ultimul a coordonal miscarea de emigrare a aromiinilor din Grecia).
6. Cf. C. Noc.op. ci/., pag. 147.
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~i-au lichidat avutiile (mai bine zis conturile pentru ca de vandut ~i-au
vandut doar vitele, la un pret mai mic decat cel obi~nuit, bunurile imobil-
liare - casele ~i pamantul - n-au putut sa Ie valorifice) ~i s-au grabit sa
pIece pentru a nu pierde loturile.
Astfel in intervalul de la 26 octombrie 1925, panr :" 14 aprilie 1926,
au sosit trei vapoare7 cu coloni~ti care, impreuna cu capii de familie sositi
in vara anului 1925, intregeau numarul celor 1500 de familii aprobate. Au
intervenit cauze neprevazute insa. Unii dintre coloni~tii aromani, sesizand
ca inca nu era reglementat un cadru legal al improprietaririi, dar mai ales
al cazarii emigrantilor ce urmau a fi colonizati ~i-au amanat venirea
intrand in conflict cu Gheorghe Celea8, cunducatorul delegatiei sosite din
Grecia. In locullor au venit aItii insa care nu erau trecuti in tabloul anexat
Jurnalului Consiliului de Mini~tri, ceea ce insemna ca erau un fel de clan-
destini, punandu-se problema excluderii lor de la colonizare. Acest lucru
insa era inuman ~i nedrept; coloni~tii respectivi lichidandu-~i, la fel ca
ceilaIti inscri~i pe liste, averile, nu mai aveau unde sa se intoarca. In cele
din urma, prin tratativele purtate s-a renuntat la tabloul cu pricina cu
conditia sa se respecte numarul de 1500 pc care delegatii se angajasera
verbal ca-l vor respecta. Din satelc Macedoniei insa se anuntau alte con-
tingente de emigranti care solicitau colonizarea. Din Bulgaria, aromanii
nomazi (gramustenii), afland de colonizarea in Cadrilater, au inceput sa
vina la granita Cadrilaterului cerand aprobarea de a intra in tara. Opriti initial
de gdiniceri Ii s-a permis in cele din urma intrarea in tara. Deocamdata
veneau in grupuri razlete, in anii urmatori insa procesul a cap at at
amploare (gdimustenii din Bulgaria constituiau grupul eel mai numeros,
1/2 din totalul aromanilor dobrogeni)9. S-au creat astfel doua mari difi-

7. Vapoarcle care au lransporlal coloniSlii maccdoneni (loale nu numai aceslea Irei)
apartineau S.M.R. (Scrviciului Marilim Roman), care la inloarcerea din cursele lor prin Marea
I Medilerana pre]uau din Salonic pc coloniSIi. Coslullransporlului, care varia inlre 200.000 si
i
400.000. in functie de m1lrimea vaporuilli, a fosl suporlal de coloniSIi.
8. Membrii delegaliei grupului de aromani din regiunea Vodena au pus sub semnul
inlreb1lrii bunele sale inlenlii, observand sl1lruinla si graba pc care acesla 0 imprima procesului
I de emigrare. Ulterior, aceaslll suspiciune S-;1adcycril; Gheorghe Celea a devenil unul dinlrc cei
mai mm"i mosieri din Cadrilalcr.
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cultati: prima a Yostaceea ca nu s-a putut da pamantul tuturor celor veniti
$i cea de-a doua ca s-a dat ocazia na$terii unor contlicte intre ba$tinasii
bulgari si coloni$tii macedo-aromani care locuiau cu chirie in casele
primilor. In lipsa unor locuinte (de unde $i constatarea fireasca a multora
ca opera de colonizare a fost 0 lucrare lipsita de sprijin moral $i material
din partea statului, rara planuri sau pregatire prealabila) unde sa se ada-
posteasca, colonh,;tiiau trebuit sa-$i gaseasca singuri cazare, "administratia
locala a avut grija doar sa adudi din sate dirute, ii incarca (din Silistra sau
din alte localitati unde soseau n.n.) $i apoi Ie spunea: duceti-va in judet $i
cautati-va locuinte" 10.
Astfel, 0 serie de colonisti, care nu $i-au putut lichida averea (de
pilda meglenitii care in Meglenia aveau loturi de pamant - ei ocupandu-se
cu agricultura -, n-au putut sa-$i yanda proprietatile, utilajele, vitele de
munca; din Bulgaria din randurile gramustenilor nomazi), venind cu
mijloace materiale modeste se aflau intr-o situatie grea: erau lipsiti ~e
pamant, de utilaje, seminte si vite, batjocoriti $i izgoniti de pe loturile
unde s-au a$ezat pentru ca acestea erau concedate de stat localnicilor (prin
abuz $i coruptie locala), privati de sprijinul $i apararea autoritatilor, com-
plice de cele mai mite ori cu bastina$ii, contra coloni$tilor.
Existau insa $i coloni$ti avuti, destul de multi, care n-au a$teptat aju-
toare de la stat. Ei au cumparat sate intregi de la turco-tatarii si bulgarii
care au parasit Cadrilaterul. A$a a fost cazul cu gramustenii din Livezi
care au cumparat: Atmageaua Tatareasca cu 120 de gospodarii mari, cu
pamanturi $i vite, de la locuitorii tatari, emigrati in Turcia, localitatea
Uzungi Orman cu 120 de case, cu pamanturi $i vite cumparate de la bul-
garii si turcii, emigrati in Bulgaria $i Turcia, Haschioi cu 40 de locuinte,
cumparate de la bulgari; altii au infiintat a$ezari noi (prin ridicarea de
construetii de case): Fra$ari cu 240 de case, Babuc, eu 90 de case,
[ormand satul G-ral Praporgescu, Caraorman cu 70 de case, Ialiceatlagea
cu 40 de case, G-ral Dragalina cu 80 de case, Cocina cu 80 de case,

9. Saramandu, op.cit.. pag. 20.
10. Cf. deputat Stefan Peneof, unul dinlre cei mai inversunati aparalori ai locuitorilor
bulgari din Cadrilater, al carar reprezentant era In Par/amentu/ Romaniei; CIIatal mai mull
verosimiliHlh.:afrazei de mai SIIS,D.A.D.. 1930. Apud Cusa. pag.47.
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Sarsanlar cu 30 case 11; aItii in grupuri mai mid au construit ei singuri
case in Vischioi, Aidemir, Bazarghian, Cainargeaua Mare, Cainargeaua
Micii, Arabagilar, Garvan-Cioara, Doimuslar, Carageat S.a., in judo
Durostor, si in Ezibei, Ceair, Casim, Denicler, Seidali, Suiciuc, Caraci,
Ceamurlia, Alexandria, Cioban-Cuius, Fandachi, Ha~.:-Kioselar S.a., in
judetul Caliacra.
In 1927 (in timpul unei noi guvernari liberale, partid care aprobase
colonizarea), au inceput sa soseasdi noi colonisti inSa.12Inca din vara ei
isi anuntasera intentia de a Ii se permite intrarea tara pretentie de colo-
nizare din partea statului. Se crea in felul acesta un precedent convenabil
Casei Centrale de Colonizare care sdipa de obligatii fata de colonistii
macedo-aromani. De altfel intreaga opera de colonizare fusese Iasata in
grija comitetului de initiativa si a Societatii de Cultura Macedo-Romana,
care se ocupau intr-adevar de repartizarea colonistilor, dar care nu erau
totusi institutii ale autoritatii de stat.
S-a ajuns la un compromis. Casa Cenntrala aproba intrarea noilor
contingente, dar nu-si asuma niei un fel de obligatie. Se permitea aduc-
erea noilor colonisti cu conditia ca acestia sa semneze 0 declaratie prin
care recunosteau di nu vin in calitate de colonisti si ca au cunostinta de
faptul ca guvernul nu Ie poate da, deocamdata, nici pamant nici ajutoare;
inca de Ia primele tratative cu dl. AI. Constantinescu, Ii se sugerase dele-
gatilor aromani, ca macedonenii ee vor veni sa fie din randul oamenilor
instariti pentru a-si putea injgheba singuri propriile gospodarii deoarece
statuI nu poseda fonduri suficiente.13 Vasile Musi, ca reprezentant al
Comitetului de initiativa din tara, anat in permanenta legatura cu Gh.
Celea, le-a comunieat eelor de la Salonic sa semneze orice declaratie.

11. Musi,pag. 124.
12. in limpul guvemarii precedenle (1926-1927) conduse de AI. Avereseu, avusese loe
o slagnare a colonizarii; eei doi prefeeti din eele doull judcte au inslaurat un regim defavorabil
coloniSlilor, eolaboraml eu loealnicii bulgari, savarsimlu-se aslfcl 0 seric de abuZllri.
13. Semnifiealiv in aeest sens esle raspunsul minislrului subseerelar de sial D. Cipllianu.
Alunci dind i s-a adus la eunoSlinta ea nu se respecla angajamcnlele Casei Cenlrale eu privire
la ajutoare (lcmne pcnlru conslruclia easelor - contra-cost evident!) accsta a riispuns:
"Co!oni.ytii macedonelli all Pllllgile p!ille de /ire $i II-all lIevoie de ajllloare" (apud, "Pellinsula
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A fost 0 greseaHi, chiar dadi V. Musi 0 face a cu bune intentii - aducerea
grabnica a colonistilor care asteptau intrarea in tara - pentru ca in felul
acesta se ingreuna si mai mult situatia. Aceste grupe neavand un loc sta-
bIit pentru colonizare s-au asezat in 10caIitatile unde aveau rude, dar unde
nu mai existau disponibiIitati de teren. In consecinta, s-au iscat neinte-
legeri chiar intre coloni:;;ti. Asa s-a intamplat de piJda in comuna Fra:;;ari
din judetul Durostor, unde colonisii vechi (in numar de 60 de familii) au
intrat in conflict cu colonistii noi in numar de 130 de famiIii). Disputa
dintre ei s-a dcclansat datorita faptului ca cei vechi si-au insu:;;it (la
comasare) loturile bune din apropierea comunei iar colonistilor noi, Ii se
dadeau loturi HHuralnice(in afara comunei). S-a iscat un protest din partea
colonistilor noi care putea degenera intr-un conflict in toata regula daca
nu ar fi intervenit jandarmii 14.
Ulterior, in 1928, in urma punerii de acord a Ministerului de domenii
si Agricultura, a Ministerului de Exteme (un rol in aceasHi chestiune I-a
avut D. Djuvara, directorul afacerilor poIitice de la acest miniSter), s-a
revenit asupra acestei masuri, aprobandu-se din nou venirea noilor contin-
gente din Livezi, Vodena-Veria si apoi a celor din Bulgaria. Casa Centrala,
avand acceptul celor doua ministere, punea acum la dispozitia familiilor
care soseau si cele 10 ha de teren de cultura si locuri de casa.
Se inregistra apoi 0 alta stagnare pana in 1930, dnd au sosit grupe
numeroase de aromani, gramusteni din partile Bulgariei, dar Si din p1irtile
regiunii Seres si Cavala (ramasi acolo cu ocazia impartirii granitei intre
Grecia si Bulgaria), din Republica Macedonia. Colonizarea ineeta in anul
1933, odata cu ultimul contingent de 450 de familii sosit la Constanta in
timpulguvemuluicondusde VaidaVoievodl5. .

14. Cf. Arhivele Statului Ramnnicu Valcea, fond Prefectura judo Durostor, Dosar
36/1934, fila 175. Conflictul s-a declansat intrc clanul veehilur eolunisti, in frunte cu primarul
comllnei C-tin Culctll si toti fllne!ionarii primilriei si colonistii noi in frunte cu Spiru T. Babll,
Anastase H. Ghita, Teodor Calesu si Hristu Maca. Autoritatile au displls ea loturilc colonistilor
sa fie imp!ir!itc in mod cchitabil, considerandu-se toli coloniSlii egali Ja primirea lolurilor.
15. Dc la aceasta data soseall nllmai grupllri izolate, in 1933-1937. In 1937 de pildil au
sosit 50 de fmniJii din localitalea PeSlera (Bulgaria).
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incetatenirea
macedo-aromanilor

o alta problema ce trebuia rezolvata era incetatenirea coloni~tilorI6.
Dobandirea cetateniei romane insa, conform legii de atunci, se acorda
numai dupa un stagiu de 10 ani. 0 vreme, coloni~tii aromani au trait in
Cadrilater fiira cetatenie, avand un statut bizar: erau ai nimanui.17 In anii
de inceput problema cetateniei nu era a~a de stringenta. Altele erau pro-
blemele ce trebuiau rezolvate. Dupa 1930, cand, cat de cat acestea (con-
structiile de case, improprietarirea etc.) se aflau pe faga~ul eel bun,
incetatenirea a devenit 0 chestiune prioritara. Era vorba de 4000 ~i ceva
de familii de macedo-aromani ce fusesera aprobate ~i colonizate ca atare.
Tinerii majori trebuiau sa faca armata. Aromanii care indeplineau varsta
nu puteau insa sa fie inrolati intrucat nu erau cetateni romani, articolul 2
din Legea pentru recrutare interzicea strainilor sa faca parte din armata
romana. Atat la recrutare cat ~i la dobiindirea cetateniei iti erau necesare
acte de stare civila: act de na~tere, de casatorie, act de identitate. Aceasta
era intr-adevar 0 problema. Toti aromiinii sositi in Dobrogea Noua nu
aveau acte de stare civiHi. In Turcia (Macedonia) autoritatile din vilaete18
nu tineau evident a crestinilor. Na~terea, botezul, cununia, moartea, toate
erau indeplinite de preotul satului care din proprie initiativa tinea un
registru. Fara acte de stare civila nu putea nimeni sa obtina cetatenia. S-a
recurs la singura solutie care putea sa rezolve bizareria: macedonenii sta-
biliti in Dobrogea Noua i~i vor stabili starea civila printr-o declaratie in
scris, netimbrata (ca sa nu se mai plateasca timbrul), adresata primarului
comunei unde domicilia in care se preciza data na~terii ~i a casatoriei lui,
data na~terii copiilor ~i a sotiei sale etc. Primarul avea obligatia, dupa
cercetarea veridicitatii celor cuprinse in declaratie, facuta la domciliul

16. Inclusiv a romanilor colonisti veniti din Timoc si Timis-Torontal.
17. Pledind din tilrile de origine (Grecia, Bulgaria, Albania, Serbia) ei renuntaseril Ja
cetatenia tilrii respective, semnand 0 declarat.ie in acest sens.
18. Judet sau diviziune administrativil in Imperiul Gtoman condus1l de un valiu.

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dec1arantului. sa ordone transcrierea in registrele de stare civila. In cazul
dnd primarul constata 0 inexactitate referea cazul judecatorului de ocol
care se pronunta in instanta. N-au fost asemenea cazuri. Se crea ce-i drept
drum liber fiecarui colonist sa-~i declare ce varsta dore~teI9.
Legea privitoare la dobandirea cetateniei romane s-a votat de
Adunarea Deputatilor in ~edinta de la 27 aprillie 1934 ~i de catre Senat in
~edinta de la 28 aprilie 1934; a fost promulgata apoi la 19 mai 1934 de
catre regele Carol al II-lea. Legea era de fapt 0 completare a celei din 24
februarie 1924. prin adaugarea in ceea ce ne prive~te - acordarca
cetiiteniei aromanilor din Dobrogea. art. 10 bis. Punctul lal stabilea
obligatia Oficiului National al Colonizarii de a intocmi tablouri pentru
fiecare comuna cu coloni~tii dirora Ii s-au atribuit loturi ~i care s-au
a~ezat efectiv in acea comuna. Tablourile astfel intocmite trcbuiau inain-
tate in termen de trei luni de la promulgarea legii, Comisiei de
Naturalizare de pe langa Ministerul de justitie. Punctul Icl prevedea ca.
Consiliul de Mini~tri sa decida printr-un jurnal care sa cuprinda numele ~i
prenumele celor carora Ii s-a acordat naturalizarea. In celelaIte puncte ale
art. 10 se mai prevedeau: obligatia autoritatilor locale de a afi~a timp de
15 zile. in fiecare com una numele ~i prenumele celor care au dobandit
naturalizarea; dreptul celor care eventual vor fi colonizati posterior pro-
mulgarii legii sa beneficieze ~i ei de prevederile acestei legi. pana la data
de 31 decembrie 1935; dreptul celor omi~i din tablourile intocmite de
O.N.A.C. sa se adreseze Comisiei de Naturalizare prin cerere individuala
(cu acte doveditoare) pentru obtinerea ceHiteniei.
In fine. art. 10 (artieol unie) al acestei legi prevedea obIigatia
Ministerului Justitiei sa publice acest jurnal in Monitorul Oficial ~i sa se
ingrijeasca de eIiberarea ~i inmanarea diplomei de naturalizare ficcarui
colonist indreptatit20.
A~a s-a ~i intamplat, remiterea diplomelor de naturalizare a colo-
ni~tilor s-a desIa~urat intr-un cadru festiv in ziua de 21 septembrie 1935 la

19. Unii dintre aromani s-au declarat mai mici sau mai mari ca viirstll pentru a nu Ii
inrolati in armata. Farll a incerca sll disculp aceastll practicll voi spune c1I serviciul militar de
atunci in Romania era 0 adevaratll pacoste pentru tineri.
20. Monitorul Olicial nr. 115, 1934, pag. 3210.
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Silistra. Din partea guvernului21 au participat ministrul Valeriu Pop, care
le-a inmanat personal diplomele, Mircea Concicov, subsecretar de stat la
Domenii ~i Agricultura; de fata erau ~i cei doi prefecti ai Cadrilaterului ~i
aIti demnitari, precum ~i deputatul G. Fotino, initiatorul proiectului Icgii
pri vitoare la incetatenirea coloni~tilor22.
De acum inainte macedo-aromanii colonizati in Dobrogea Noua erau
cetateni romani!
Consiliul de mini~tri in ~edintele sale de la 11 iulic 1935 ~i de la 2 ~i
21 august 1935 a elaborat 139 de jurnale care acordau naturalizarea
coloni~tilor macedoneni din judetele Caliacra ~i Durostor precum ~i a
unor romani proveniti din Timoc ~i Timi~-Torontal; aceste jumale au fost
publicate apoi in Monitorul Oficial, partea I, nr. 192 din 23 august 1935.
Mentionam ca in alcatuirea tablourilor, O.N.A.C .-ul a beneficiat de
"recomandatia" permanenta a Societatii de cultura "Macedo-Romana"23,
a~a cum se subliniaza in jumale de fiecare data. Este drept di, din prea
mult zel sau mai degrabii din apatie se specifica acela~i lucru si in cele
cateva jumale care consemneaza pe cei din Timi~-Torontal.
Din aceste jumale am preluat numai numele familiilor de aromani.
Enumerarea, in cele ce urmeaza a tuturor coloni~tilor (capii de familii,
aprobati ~i improprietariti cu loturi de colonizare) ne aduce in postura de
cunoa~tere a acestora, a numelui lor,24 pe de 0 parte, iar pe de alta parte, a
cunoa~terii localitatilor unde au fost colonizati in Cadrilater.
Pe langa selectarea pe care am Iacut-o, am intervenit, de asemenea,
ori de cate ori a fost nevoie, corectand numele ~i prenumele transcrise
eronat.

21. Guvem al partidului liberal condus de Gheorghe Tatarescu, 1934-1937.
22. "Tara lui Mircea", Silistra, 20 octombrie 1935. pag. 4.
23. De allfel. inca din 1926. Societatea de cultura Macedo-Romanil apcla la delegatii
colonistilor macedoneni s1l intocmeasdllistele cu capii familiilor din fiecare comun1l pcntru a
se elibera ccrtificatele de nationalitate necesare la incetiltenire. Apud "Ac/iullea romaneascu".
I. II,., 6. I decembrie 1926.
24. Mulle. asa cum se va putea observa au disparut san sunt din ce in ce mai rare.

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Familiilede aromani colonizatein Cadrilater

1. In com una Cainargeaua Micii,jud. Durostor.
Se aeorda naturalizarea eu dispensa de stagiu, urmatorilor eoloni~ti:
Panait Gh. Bitu, Fote Dimu Tararaehe, Dimu Fote Tararaehe, Hristu
H. Vanghele, Vanghele Hristu Hagi, Gheorghe Ta~u Stavrositu, Maru~a H.
Bizaeu, Gheorghe St. Naum, laneu N. Tutungiu, Mihail N. Tutungiu, Ta~u
V. Stavrositu, Athanase D. Varza, Dumitru Ath. Varza, Gheorghe Atanase
Varza, Steriu M. Ergoveanu, Mihail St. M. Ergoveanu, Ta~u M. Ergoveanu,
Enaehe St. Mitru, Tudora At. N. Gu~u, Mihale Caranica, Panait Hristu
Vanghele, Vanghele P. Hristu, laneu St. Stavrositu, Mi~u Gh. Caraiane,
Constantin Papa Gheorghe, Nicolae Constantin Papa Gheorghe, Constantin
I. Gana, Nicolae Costa Gana, Athanase St. Papazica, Ta~u Gh. Stavrositu,
laneu Gh. Bitu, Vasile Gh. Stavrositu, laneu V. Stavrositu, Atanase
Constantin Chiata, laneu N. Be~inicu, Nicolae I. Be~inicu. Dumitru St. Pipi,
Nicolae Ghe. Boz Constantin, Stere St. Be~inicu, Tudora Atanase St. Grasu,
Nicolae Ghe. Cu~u, Dumitru Ghe. Bitu, Hristu St. Naum, Nicolae M.
Caranica, Mihail Gh. Casapu, Apostol Gh. Casapu, Anton I. Cote, Steriu I.
Cote, Gheorghe Dardani, Dumitru C. Babu, Maria C. Constantin, Mihail St.
Ergoveanu, laneu St. Grasu, Steriu I. St. Grasu, Gheorghe Damu Canciu,
Enaehe D. Canciu, Stila D. Canciu, Hristu D. Mataranga, Gaehe St.
Mataranga, lanu~ Gh. Ergoveanu, Vasile Dumitru Pipi, Gheorghe D. Damu,
Vasile Ath. St. Papazica. 1

2. Comuna Carali,jud. Caliacra.
Loealitati:Sandu Aldea, Bagdali, Ciamurliile ~iCarali.

laneu M. Posnava, Paris Gh. Stere, Sterie M. Sterie, Enaehe Gh. Bu~u,
Dimu St. Franeu, Cat. Mihale Siret, Dinea I. Goga, Gheorghe M. Siret,

l.Toti (63 capi de familie) colonizati in comuna Cainargeaua Micii. judo Durostor. cf.
"Jumalul COllsiliului de MilliSlri". nr. 1283.
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Nicolae Gh. Bujdoveanu, Dinea Stere M., Dumitru E. Pastrama, Gheorghe
E. Pastrama, Panait N. Pasat, Mihale St. Malin, Tu~a Stere Malin, Nicolae
St. Malin, Costa Mihale, Dimciu Chiparu~, laneu M. Darlaiani, Enaehe
Ghe. Cioe, Panait Stere Bajdu, Gheorghe St. Bajdu, Steriu Gh. Bajdu,
Mihail St. Bajdu, Dimu M. Papaz, Gheorghe Costa P~7;banela, Dumitru
Costa Bazbanela, Dinca M. Haliti, Nicolae Culaesaz, Panait N. Culaesaz,
Sterghiu Nasta, Mihail N. Araciu, Nicolae St. Arapi, Atanase D. Siret,
Costa N. Bujdoveanu, Gheorghe C. Bujdoveanu, Constantin N.
Bujdoveanu, Maria N. Bujdoveanu, Petre Trifu Militaru, Atanase Gh.
Calcida, Nicolae Sapira, Dumitru N. Sapira, Trifu I. Militaru, Enaehe Dindi
Cioe, Gheorghe Enaehe Cioe, Dimu Stila Giagiu, Stere Enaehe Gheorghe,
Dinca laneu laneu, Dimu N. Dimeiea, Zoita Gh. Hr. Dimeidi, Gheorghe
laneu Dimeica, Pascal D. Gheorghe, Stere Gh. Mantu, Gheorghe Steriu
Mantu, Nicolae Atanase Calcida, Atanase N. Caleida, Stila Dimu Giagiu,
laneu H. Panait, Timu laneu Dimeiea, laneu Gh. Dimeiea, Hristu laneu
Dimeica, Steriu Nicolae Dimcidl, Sotir Atanase Calaigi, Nicolae Gh. Ueiu,
Sultana Gh. Ueiu, Gheorghe HI. Dimeica, Dimu Hr. Dimciea, Maria HI.
Dimciea, Dumitru Hagi Costa, Mi~u Gh. Siret, Mi~u Dimu Gheorghe,
Maria Dimu Cutumi~, Sterghiu D. Dimeiea, Dimu Gheorghe, laneu M.
Sapira, Maru~a Mihail. 2

3. LoealitateaChesegic - comuna Bairam Bunar - Caliacra,
Costa N. Pistalu, Stere Gh. St. Barzu, laneu St. Barzu, mo~tenitorii
defunetului Nieolae St. laneu (Chirata, Sterghiu ~i Zoita), laneu St.
laneu~, Sterie Mihail, Dimu St. Tanase, St. Barzu, Costa St. laneu~,
Nicolae Granzula, Stoian St. laneu~, Sterie laneu~, laneu C. Galana, Ta~u
St. Barzu, Costa C. Mueeanu, Hristu M. Anton, Dimu C. Samata, Chirata
Gh. Bozu, Dumitru St. Caraba~u, Stere D. Caraba~u, Nicolae CaramihaIe,
Dumitru N. CaramihaIe, Atanase St. Dadaciu, Sterghiu Tasi Cale~, Hristu
St. Carabasu, laneu D. Caraba~u, Dimu Polihrom laneu, Dumitru laneu

2. Toli 76 colonizali pe raza comunci Corali,jud. Caliacra, cf. "fllmallll COII.5ililllui de
Mi"i$lri". nr. 1284.

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Caraba~, Sterie Ta~u Barzu, Hristu Gh. Mueeanu, Ta~u St. Dadaeiu,
Gheorghe Ta~u Barzu, Gheorghe Dimu Samata. Gheorghe Mihai Caraba~,
Gheorghe C. Pi~talu, Ta~u St. Cale~u, Mihail Andon, Vasile Mihai Zisu,
Mihai M. Zisu, Zisu Mihale Zisu, laneu M. Zisu, Gheorghe N. lane, laneu
Gh. VangheIici, Nieolae St. Hagi, Costa laneu Sapera, St. Dumitru
Beaciu, Tanase Gh. Frangu, Gheorghe Dumitru Frangu, Costa Dumitru
Frangu, Nieolae Costa Hagi, Gheorghe laneu Sapera, laneu Gh. Beaciu,
Dumitru N. Hagi Stere, Stere Gh. Vanghelici, Costa Dimu Hagi, Stere
laneu Vangheliei, Gheorghe D. Costa Franeu, laneu Gh. Sapera,
Gheorghe I. Sterie, Stere I. Stere, Enaehe Stere Enaehe, Nieolae D. Beadu,
Paris Stere Enaehe, Gheorghe Paris St. Enaehe, Nicolae Paris St. Enaehe,
Costa laneu Beadu, Steriu Gh. Bude~u, Costa St. Bude~u, Sterie Arghir
Bageva, Constantin Stere Arghir Bageva, Gh. St. Ceaeu, Costa Gh.
Bude~u, Sotir Dumitru Calaigi, lanu~ Sreda (nume rar, n.n.), Mihail C. Jiru,
Naida Dima C. Bude~, Gheorghe D. Calaigi, Dumitru Mantu, Dima Gh. D.
Calagi, Chirata C. Jiru, Nicea laneu Mantu, Dimciu A. Bageva, Stere
Mihail Zisu, Nicolae lane Zisu, laneu St. Caramihale, Paris N. Caraba~u.3

4. LoealitateaRegele Mihai - com una Alfatar - Durostor.

Nicolae Hristu Hristu, Dimeea Sterghiu Mihu, zis Lieu, Gheorghe
N. Samargiu, Mihai P. Patoni, Mita Costa Vaiu (rar, n.n.), Sotir St. Birzu,
Enaehe St. Zahu, Costica Atanase Ghita, Constantin St. Vaseu, Gheorghe
I. Simiti, N.N. Geogea, Hristu St. Seoea (foarte rar sau transmis eronat),
Nicolae laneu Caciu, Nasta Tu~u Nasta, Gheorghe St. Va~eu, Sterie N.
Celnicu, Sterie St. Stefan zis Tefa, Atanase laneu Ghila, Zoila Sotir
Patoni, Arsene D. Gogea, Nicolae D. Grasu, orlanii: Gheorghe D. Grasu,
Stere D. Grasu; Constantin Gh. Ghila, laneu Gh. Ghila, Nicolae Gh.
GhWi, Atanase N. G. Ghila, Tanase Gh. laneu, Stere I. lanu~, Nicolae
lanu~ Nicolae, Costa N. Vrseanu, Nicolae C. Vrseanu, Mihai Stere loan,
Stere Mihai loan, Nicolae Atanase Nata, Nieolae Dima zis Candara,

3. Toli 85 colonizati in COlluna Bairam-Bunar,jud. Caliacra, cr. "JlImallll Consi/illllli
de Ministri", nr. 1285.
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Nicolae St. Caramaci (probabil Caramiciu), orfan;;: Ta5CUSt. Damu,
Gheorghe St. Damu Zica; Gheorghe St. Celnicu, Stere Gh. Celnicu,
Gheorghe N. Celnicu, Dindi N. Celnicu, Enache Gh. Nicea, Nicolae E.
Mortu, Stere Atanase Ghita.4

5. Comuna Asfatchioi - Durostor.

Maria St. Giaca, Hristu I. Papa Constantin, Sterie T. Camburu, Sterie
N. Nasta, Gheorghe St. Zicu, Constanntin N. G. Pulpa, Gh. St. Giaca,
Constantin Hr. Giaca, Hristu St. Giaca, Gheorghe St. Pulpa, Gheorghe St.
Bica, Foti D. Bica, loan N. Buidi, Constantin N. Nasta, Gheorghe D. Muia,
loan St. Giaca, Mihail St. Candu, Dumitru Gh. Caraulani, Stere D. Muia,
Hristu D. Giugiumica, Chirata I. Nasta, Dumitru M. Culina, loan M. Epure,
Constantin N. Zarcu, Gheorghe St. Alexe, Costa I. Caraulani, Maria St. Hr.
Zicu, Ion Hristu Papa Constantin, Dumitru St. Giaca, Nicolae C. Bica,
Constantin I. Bica, Sterie Mavrocapa, Dumitru Baca, Nicolae St. Fuica,
Zoita N. Caraulani, Athanase Tulica, Dumitru A. Tulica, Gheorghe D.
Nicolae, Mihail St. Zicu, Ganuea Paris Stere, Ganuea C. Paris, Bala N.
Athanase, Nicolae St. Popa Dumitru, Constantin A. Alexe, Dafa A. Alexe,
Ion Hr. Zicu, Maria M. Culina, Gheorghe C. Giugiumica, Nicolae D.
Culina, Gheorghe T. Gramci, Hristu Premciu, Nicolae St. Giugiumica,
Gheorghe St. Condu, Anastasia E. Pa5ata, Constantin Hristu Zicu, Dumitru
N. Baniota, Nicolae St. Baniota, Sterie M. Samara, Sterie C. Paris.
Constantin St. Paris, Sterie M. Caracostea, Ghizari Mihail, Ghizari loan,
Pala St. Dumitru, Premciu C. Nicolae, Stere E. Pa~ata, Petre I. Zicu,
Nicolae Bala, Constantin M. Manacu, Stere D. Samara, Sunda Gh.
Babagian, Sterie Ghe. Pulpa, Sultana St. Gica. Hristu N. Caraulani, Nicolae
Hristu Caraulani, Sterie Hr. Giaca, Constantin St. Giaca, Apostol G. Toda,
Sterie A. Toda, Vanghele A. Buidi, Maria St. Buicli. 5

4. Toti 46 din comuna Alfatar,jud. Durostor, cf."Jl/malul COllsiliului de MilliSlri", nr. 1286.
5. Toate accste familii au fosl colonizale in comuna Asfatchioi, judo Durostor,
cf."Jl/rna/ul COllsilillllli de M;IIiSlri", nr. 1287.

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6. Stana - Cadaru, com. Hasi-Kioseler,jud. Caliacra.

Mihail Andon Cota, Anton Nic. Gana, Vasile Iancu Sarafu, lancu,
Nicolae Gana, Mihail I. Gana, Andon M. Cota, Stere Iancu Derdene, Iancu
Derdene, Tasu M. Muha, Panait Atanase Gana, Nicolae Atanase Gana,
Gheorghe Atanase Gana, Nicolae Tasu Constantin, minorii defunctului
Tasu Constantin (Tanasi), Gheorghe Gh. lanus, Costa St. Dimu Stere, Gh.
Dimceara, Mihail Gh. Panait, lancu Gh. Panait, Stere Gh. PanaH, mosteni-
torii dcfunctului Mihail Tasu Muha, (Tasu si Gheorghe).6

7. Susuchioi, comuna Ceairlighiol, judo Caliacra.

Chirata Gh. Costa, Dumitru Costa Pelican, Stere Gh. Mihai, Mihail
Niculae, Nicolae Damu, Zisu Stere, Stere Eftimie Nicea, Costea St. Gula,
Stere N.N. Dimcea, Gheorghe E. Joiaa, Nicea Eft. Nicea, Iani Mitra zis
Dumitru, Elena Dumitru, Nicolae St. Dimciu, Stere C. Pelican, Gheorghe C.
Pelican, Nicolae St. Fudulu, Stere D. Pungaru, Gheorghe Eft. Nicea,
Mihalache C. C., Gheorghe N. Bencu, Stere N. Garofil, Gheorghe St. Pelican,
Dimu St. Papazica, Iancu C. Pelican, Nicolae Gh. Mihai, Stere C. Gula,
Nicolae St. Beciu, Stere N. Beciu, Stere N. Biscu, Misu N. Grasu, Atanase M.
Grasu, Costa Pelicanu, Gheorghe St. Calanciu, Eftemie Niciu, Dimu M.
Mihail, Nicolae Gheorghe.?

8. Garvan Cioara comuna Garvan Cioara,jud. Durostor.

Anastase N. Hagi Vretta, Nicolae Anastase, N. Hagivretta, Gheorghe D.
Gica, Dumitru Gh. Gica, Nicolae Dospra, Gheorghe Dospra, Gheorghe
Dospra, Constantin N. Hagivreua, Dumitru Hagivreua, Ion Stere Tica,

6. Toate aceste familii au fost colonizate in centrul Stana-Cadaru, cf. "Jllrnoll/I
Consilil/illide Millislri", nr. 1288.
7. Toale cele 37 de familii au fost c%nizatc in Susuchioi, cf. "JI/motlll Consililltlli de
MiniSlri". nr. 1289.
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Sultana Stere Tica, Constantin G. Sotie, Jon C. Sotir, Sterie Gh. Sotir, Ion
Stere Gheara Coslea, Stefan I. Ciimiciu, Mihail Dida Ciirniciu, Tache Gh.
Ciimiciu, Constantin Gh. Hagivretta, Tiim!sp.Gh. SOlir,Tascu Gh. Sotir, Stere
Nicolae Hagivrelta, Dumitru Tica, Naum I. Hagivretta, Sterie Naum
Hagivreua, Constantin Naum Hagivretta, Constantin r. Ciara, Nicolae C.
Ciara, Foti N. Bisir, Nicolae Foti Bisir, Gheorghe Foti Ihsir, Nicolae D. Popa,
Hrislu A. Hagivrelta, Mihail Cudela, Mihail St. Solir, Dumitru Gh. C.
Culerda, Tascu Gh. Culerda, Tascu Gh. Culerda, Gheorghe D. Culerda, Zoita
St. Culerda, Maria N. Hagivrelta, Constantin Tica Tica, Gheorghe Nicolae
Hagivreua, Nicolae Gh. Hagivrp-ua,Dimciu St. Umona, Sterie D. Umona,
Vancea Musi Baturi, Sterie Costa Naum, Nicolae D. Culerda, Panait M.
Gilep, laneu Costa Mihu, Dima Zicu Miliu, Costa Zicu Mihu, Zicu Gogu
Mihu, Anaslase Ianaehe Pala, Mihail Musu, Gheorghe Nieolae Musa, Maria
Dumitru Beli, Sterie Tas!:u Hagivrett:t, Chirata Tascu Hagivreua, Gheorghe
Tasa Hagivreua, Nicolae TascH Hagivrettf1,Zisll Costa Sutar, Dumitru Costa
Gogu, Costa Gogu Mihu, Agora DumitJll Aida, Dumilru Nicolae Hagivreua.
Constantin Dumitru Hagivretta, Constantin D. Culerda, Mihail Gh. Guli,
Constantin M. Parpodi, Nicolae Gh. Solir, Rnache Misu Pala.8

9. Gargalac, comuna GargaU\c,jud. CaHacn~.

Ion Gh. Dela, Pelre Ciabuca, Gheorghe.A. Vuma, Slere Blacioti, Hrislu
M. Manaculi, Slerie Armcanu, Ion D. DeJa, Ghp.orgheD. Buzbuchi, Dumill1l
Buzbuchi. Ion D. Buzbuchi, Sterie Gil. Viana, Nicolae P. Ceara, Petre N.
Ceara, Sterie Bucovala, Ion SI. BUl~ovaJa,Oumilru Gh. Vrana, Eftimie Gh.
Darlacoti, Gula D. Condulimazi, Sleric D. Condulimazi, Ion Gil. Condu-
limazi, Dumilru Gh. Condulimazi, Gheorghe A. Armeanu, Anton D. Dela,
Nicolae Dela, Nicolae Dela Dumitru Dela, Pavel Duchin, Alexe Grosu, Pavel
milan, Sima Balan, Adam S. Balan, Maria D. Muzache, DumilrUG. Carafoli,
Nicolae G. Carafoli, Anaslase G. CariJJoJi,Sterie P Vrana,'}

8. Toale 73 de familii au fost colonilate III comuna Garvall Cioara. judo DuroSlor. cf
"Jurna/III Consili"l"i de Mini$lri", nr. 1290.
9. Toale cele 36 de familii au fost colrmi7.I1!I' in Gargaliic, cf. "Jumallll ConsiliI/III; d€'
Mil/i.Wi" ,nr. 1291.
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10. Antimova. comuna Sarighiol,jud. Durostor.

Mihail D. Paja, Ion M. Paja, Gheorghe D. Paja, Sterie D. Paja, Sterie
Gh. Pala. Nieolac D. Paja. Petre BuicJiu, Maria Gh. BUlcJm{In lext: treeUt
grel;iitBlIichiliu 1)iBlIiehiuJ, Sultana A. Buicliu, Mihail Bazarghea, Dumitru
Stere Barba, Ion T. Costidi. Petre I. Cucot (trecut in text: Coco!), Petre Ion
Barba, Gheorghe N. Hagicu, Gheorghe I. Barba, Gheorghe N. Beiu. Stere
Oh. Hngu, Despa M. Nebi, Ion Lazar Nebi, Nicola D. Brozi, Vanghea St.
Gheorghe, Nicolae Dumitru Beiu, Tasu N. Beiu, Ion Dumitru Brol.i, Stere
Athanase Costidi, Costea St. Anagnosti (in text Nagnosti), Ta!)u Ion Cueot,
DumiLruBrozi, Ion Tascu Cueot, Lazar D. Nebi.1O

11. Regina Maria, comuna Calipetrova,jud. Durostor.

Hristu T. Dima, Tanase Vanghele, Tache Nastu, Alexe B. Vanghele,
Hristu Docu, Aristide Atanse Dima, Vanghele Teja, Vad. Atena L. Teja, Tacu
Mustaca (in text Mustece), Vall Vasiliehia Meca, Vad Nata St. Bardu,
Gheorghe D. Maca (in text trecut gresit - Mike), Atanase Fati (in text Fate),
Vad Zoita N. Stilu, Dionisie StiJu. Vanghele N. StiJu, Stelian Sp. Teja, Gica
Steriu, Dumitru Bid, Toma B. Batu (In text: Batu), Vall Anghela Ap. Batu,
mostenitorii lui Chirata Batu-Nicola, Dumitru Gh. Batu))

12. Srebarna, comuna Srebarna, judo Durostor.

Petre DU 'tru Baciu, Gheorghe Nicola Colin, Dimu Taneiu Resa, Dimu
Avram Isa, Gh orghe Dumitru Cionchi, Gheorghe Strase Ciolac, Dumitru
Vasile Manca, umitru Peiu Lola, Dumitru A. Bandula, Dumitru Dumitru
~
Deliman, Dio 'sie Gheorghe Zloici, Stefan Dumitru Hogea, Petre Zlate
10. Toate ce 31 de familii au fost colonizatc in Antimova, com. Sarighiol. cf. "Jumalul
COllsiliului de Milli$ ri", nr. 1292.
II. Toti 23, lonizati in cenlrUl Regina Maria, com. Calipctrova. cf. "Jumalul COllsiliu/ui
~
de Millistri", nr. 129 .
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Paituti, Dumitru Dima Vicica, Gheorghe Dumitru Dufta, Hristu Nicolae
Colin, Donca Stefan Azahore, Stanca Stavre Hogea, Dumitru Stavre Figa,
Petre Stavre Murgea, loan Buju Cricea, Vasile Anagnoste (in text Agnanoste)
Profir, Dumitru Dima Cricea, Stamina Duniitru Colin, Petre Vasile Vanoc,
Dumitru Anastase Ida, Atanase Tanciu Bota, Nicolae S..a Rada, Gheorghe
Sava Rada (in text; Radu) Pena Atanase St. Pota, Maria D. Ecea, Petre
Atanase Velcu, Gheorghe Anastase Bandula (in text Bondela), Petre Stefan
Zahore, Tanase Gh. Munichi, Zlata Atanase Macri, Gheorghe loan Viciea,
loan St. Gagute.12

13. Vetrina, comuna Vetrina,jud. Durostor.

Gheorghe N. Puia, Nicolae St. Puia, Gheorghe Foti Titu, Costa Foti
Titu, Stere Nicolae Cuturela, Alexandru N. Cuturela, Anastase N. Catain
(posibil Hataim), Gheorghe St. Cuturela, Stere N. Puia, Hristu I. Mangiuchi,
Gheorghe Dumitru Barzache (in text trecut gre1;>itBardache), Dumitru
Gheorghe Barzache, Tascu I. laneu, Nicolae Stere, Toscu Gheorghe, T01;>cU
Gogu Stere, Dumitru Gh. Toscu, Stere Toscu, Sultana Toscu, Tascu T.
Nicolae, Stere Vasile, Zica Vasile, Stere M. Ecea, Tasa Stere Toza, Zica
Nicolae Costa, Sterie Nicolae Costa, Dumitru Nicolae Costa, Foti Stere Toza,
Dumitru Gh. Todi, Stere Nicolae Adam, Nicolae Adam Adam, Nicolae Mina
(in text Mino) Ecea, Zurzu Gh. Mina, Stere Gh. Zurzu, Costa C. Naca, Naca
Goga, Zica C. Saban, Steriu C. Saban, Stere Gheorghe Barzache (in text
Varzache), Dumitru Stere Barzache, Nicolae Stere Barzache, Naum Mihail,
Mihail Costa, Naum Chirata, Costa Naum Chirata, Mihail T. Gheorghe,
Elena Stere Zardova (in text Zardava), Atanase Gheorghe, Agora Mihail, Ion
Costa Chirata, Lambru Costa Cherata, Gheorghe Stere Sanuti, Agurita M.
Costa, N. Adam, Ion I. Somu, Nicolae Gh. Gheorghe, Gheorghe lanciu
Misiricu, Hristu Dumitru Stere, Dumitru Hristu Hristu, Nicolae Gh. Papacu
(in text Popacu), Sotir Costa Gheorghe, Gheorghe lancu Deda, Pepa St.
; . Sameti, Nicolae St. Sameti, Mina Ecea, Stere Regiu, Nicolae Dimu

12. Toli 39, coJoni7.ati in Srebiima cr. "1l1mallll Consilill/lli de Minis/ri", nt. 1294. Sunt
mcglcniti.

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Gheorghe, Nicolae Stere Sguma, Vasile Costa Cutuli, Nicolae V. Costa,
Tache N. Cariola, Gheorghe Tache Cariola, Stere Dumitru Cariola, Dumitru
Costa Gheorghe, Chirata Cuturela, Nicolae Stere Baturi, Gheorghe Costa
Gheorghe, Sultana N. Costa.I3

14. Sahangi, comuna Enigea,jud. Caliacra.

Mihai Dumitru Tu~a, Nicolae lanache P~a, Nicolae Hagi Mihail, lancu
C. Pa~a, Sultana C. Pa~a, Gheorghe D. Babu, Nic. Constantin P~a, Gheorghe
M. Tararache, Nicolae E. Caramihale, Enache Caramihale (in text Cara
Mihale), Steriu I. CaramihaIe, Hristu I. Tararache, Costa I. Tararache, Steriu
I. Tararache, Apostol D. Tararache, Steriu Dumitru Tu~a, Gheorghe D.
Tararache, Ion Ghe. Dona. 14

15. Baltagiu Nou, com. Baltagiu Nou, judo Durostor.

Harila losif, Cristache Canebina, Cristea Tanase, Vasile Tone, Fila
Tone, Tanase Ilie Barda, Vanghele Ilie Barda, Constantin Buza, Mihai
Constantin Buza, Haralambie D. Vanghele, Leon Vasile, Sotir Vasile
Nicea, loan Gu~i, Vera P. Pocea, Vanghele Ciuciu, Simion P. Pocea, Tache
S. Gare (in text Gara), Andu~a S. Gare, Simion loan Tica, Marina Gare,
lane Tase Gare, Mihail Zisu Smina, Petre Rovina, Sotir Rovina, Simion
Rovina, Lazar Ni~cu, loan Constantin, Vera Spiru Sotir, Tofa Tru~i,
Gheorghe Ndoti, Sotir Pihon, Elisabeta Hristu, Filip Banu, Tase Nicola,
Grigore Bora, loan Ceciu, Marcu Lazar, Naum Tarziu (in text Naum
Terziu), Cociu Tarziu, loan Tarziu, Nicolae Tarziu, Lazar Mihai Tarziu,
Vanghele Stefan, Constantin Ilie Barda. 15

13. Toti (capi de familie), 78 colonizati in Vetrina, cf. "Jumalul COllsiliulu;de MilliSlri",
nr.1295.
14. Toti 18 au fost colonizati in Sahangi, com. Enigea, judo Caliacra, cf. "Jurnalul
COlI$iliului de Ministri", or. 1296.
15. Toti 44, colonizati in BaJtagiu Nou,jud. Durostor, cf. "Jumalul Consiliului de Ministri",
nr. 1298.
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16. Samson, comuna Bairam-Bunar,jud. Caliacra.

Dumitru Gheorghe, Dimciu N. Arnaut, Gheorghe V. Gheorghe,
Vasile Gh. Vasile, Costa N. Arnaut, Enaehe N. Arna'" , Gh. N. Arnaut,
Dima Gh. Cueu, Stefan N. Amaut, Nicolae D. Amaut, laneu N. Ghizdaru,
Stere Gh. Vasile. 16

17. Suneci, comuna Fr~ari, judo Durostor.

Sotir Seandu, Hristu Nicola, Pandele Dumitru Chepa,17

18.Elibei,comuna Gargalac,jud. Caliacra.

Gheorghe St. Armeanu, Ilie Armeanu, Anastasia N. Ciuea, Sofia N.
Ciuea, I. St. Panaia (in text Paenirea), Taehe I. Panaia, Zoita Ha:>oti(in text
Ha:>ioti),Dumitru Ha:>oti,Ion N. Ciuea.18

19. Matlamora (Matlanova) com. Ezibei,jud. Caliacra.

Zoita Mihail Paeea, Nicolae George, I. Mamolita, Hristu Spiru Paeea,
Aristide Hristu Paeea, Hristu Chendra Paeea, Costa N. Daia. 19

20. Baraclar, comuna Hasi Kioseler, judo Caliacra.

Hristu laneu Mandila, viiduva Maria a lui laneu MandiHi, Stere laneu

16. Toti 12, colonizati in centrul Samson, com. Bairam-Bunar, judo Caliacra, cr. "Jurnalul
Consiliului de Minis/ri", or. 1299.
17. 3 Eamilii coJonizate in Suncci, Durostor, cf. "fllrnallli COllSililllui de Ministri", or. 1301.
18. Toti 9, colonizati in Elibei, cE. "iurnallll Consiliullli de Ministri", or. 1302.
19. Toti 7 colonizati.in Matlanoya. cf. "illmallll Consi/illlui de Mini,wi", or. 1307.

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MandiHi, Dumitru Miindila, Gheorghe Dumitru MandiUi,Dinca TU$aGoga,
Dumitru Stere TU$a,Stere Enaehe BU$u,Gheorghe Mihail Gana, Gheorghe
Costa Zicu, Dimciu Stila BU$u,Dimu Dimciu BU$u,Nicolae Gh. Mandila,
vaduva Ecaterina a Iui Gheorghe Mandila, Nieolae Costa ZicU20.

21. Gramostea, comuna Caraorman,jud. Durostor.

Nicolae V. Gumeni, Stere N. Delieoti, Gheorghe Stere Zaroha, Stere
C. Gargale, Gheorghe I. Bebe, Hristu Stere Zaruha, Ion A. Dasealina, Ion
Stere Vasile, Gherghe M. Carali, Panait Gh. Novae, Mihai St. Bajdeehi,
Tiinase Gh. Dasealina, Nicolae A. Bajdeehi, Vasile N. Delieoti, Constantin
N. Delieoti, Ion St. Bajdeehi, Gheorghe D. Vasile, Foti C. Bajdeehi,
Anastase St. Gargali, Maria D. Galani, Stere D. Galani. Nicolae St. Tahu,
Stere D. Stavian, Nicolae I. Arava, Ion Gh. Bebe, Nicolae Gh. Stambuli (in
text Stamboli), Maria I. Stavian, Gheorghe N. Stambuli, Hristu Gh. Somu,
Stere Gh. Bajdeehi, Ion D. Bica, Anton Papaeostea (in text Papa Costea),
Gheorghe I. Stavian, Sotir I. Arava, Tului Cioci, Constantin D. Catara,
Gheorghe St. Danti, Stere N. Ghizare, Stere Gh. Danti, Taehe Gh. Vasilea,
Dumitru Gh. Dante, Gheorghe M. Milion, Vasile I. Arava, Nicolae I.
Bajdechi, Gheorghe Delieoti, Stere Costa Vasile, Nicolae Ghizare, Nicolae
Gh. Zaroha, Gheorghe N. Caticu, Gheorghe St. Somu, Hristu N. Bola. 21

22. Cainargeaua Midi,jud. Durostor.

Gheorghe I. Mina, Ianeu Gh. Mina, Ianeu Caraman, Stere I. Caraman,
Stere I. Iorgoveannu, Hristu N. GU$U,Vasile N. GU$U,Vasile N. GU$U,
Nicolae Farmason, Gheorghe I. Caraman.22

20. Toti 15, colonizati in Baraclar cf. "illroollli COIISilillllli de Millis/ri", nr. 1308.
21. Toti 51, colonizati in Gramostea, com. Caraorman, judo Durostor, cf. "illmallli
COllsilil/llli de MiIl4/ri", nr. I301.
22. Toti 10, colonizati in Canargeaua Midi, judo Durostor, cf. "illmallli COllsilil/llli de
Minis/ri",nr.1309.
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23. Zarnici - comuna Cainargeaua Micii,jud. Durostor.

Mihail St. Popescu, Misu Dumitru Arghir, Mihail Timu, Constantin
St. Popescu, Athanase Mihale Timu, Nicolae St. Calispf'I.', Stere Constantin
Popescu, Gheorghe D. Gm;u, Atanase Dumitru Sanchi, Dumitru Gh. Gusu,
Panait D. Constantin, Mihale N. Casapu, Tosu N. Casapu, Gheorghe Vasile
Frasteni, mostenitorii Vasile Frasteni - Gheorghe si Maria, lancu Osta
Badeca, mostenitorii Niciu Darlaiani-Dumitru, Gheorghe Costea, Dumitru
Costea, Iancu T. BucovaHi (in text trecut - eronat - Bucosala), Stere
Constantin Stamatu (in text Stamato), Constantin I. Puflene (in text
Pufliane), Enache (in text Ebache) V. Rafti, Elena V. Rafti, Mihale V. Rafti,
Gheorghe T. Constantin, Paris Const. Constantin, Sirma Enache Constantin,
Vasile Tanase Cionga, Nicolae Tanase Cionga, Vasile Dumitru Caluda,
Nicolae M. Huleanu, Caluda D. Dumitru, Steriu Gh. Narciu.23

24. Aptat, comuna Camilaru,jud. Caliacra.

Sterghiu Costa Badeca (in text Bodeca), Mihail Costa Badeca, Ion
Stere Badeca, Mihale Stere Badeca, Stere Atanase Zgura, lancu Atanase
Zgura, Atanase Hristu Zgura, Nicolae Atanase Zgura, Nicolae Atanase
Zgura, Nicolae M. Papaz (in text Popaz), Hristu A. Zgura, Dumitru Barzu,
Dinca Barzu, Nicolae Gh. Rodache (trecut in text Rosache), Gheorghe
Nicolae Rodache, Gheorghe Papazica, Nicolae Ad. Cartali, Stere Gheorghe
Misilaricu (in text Miselerica), lanus Atanase Stere, Atanase Stere Cutu,
Stere Atanase Cutu, Stere Atanase Cutu, Gheorghe Stere Misilaricu, Hristu
Misilaricu, Stere Hristu Misilaricu, Stere Gheorghe Fuduli (in text Foduli),
Gheorghe Stere Fuduli, Adam Cartuna (in text Cortuna), Gheorghe Ciirtuna,
Hristu Cartuna, Stere Atanase, Dumitru Carapit, loan Carapit, Sterghiu
Guli, lancu Guli, Vasile I. Zeana (in text Zana), Nicolae C. Nicolae,
minorul loan Dimu I. Zata, Dumitru Rodache, Dumitru Mih. Libus, lancu

23. TOli 34, colonizali in Zamici, com. Cainargeaua Midi, cf. "ii/roolill Consilillilli de
MilliSlri",nr.1311.
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Mih. Libus, Nieolae Mih. LibuS, Stere Carapali, (in text Carpoli), Paris Gh.
Turilingu, Stere Tala, loan Tala, Tanase Stere Suflaru, Sterghiu Suflaru,
Dimu St. Rida, Gheorghe Rida, Mihail Gh. Rodaehe, Hristu Fuduli, Nieolae
Gh. Stila (in text Stoila), Tasu Stere Tasente, Costa Tasu Tasente, Gheorghe
Tasu Tasente, Stere Caluda, Gheorghe Adam, Stere Adam, Ion Adam,
Costa Rida, Atanase Rida, laneu C. Sadiea.24

25. Dorgut-Calfa,jud. Caliacra.

Tudor Gheta, Vasile P. Goga.25

26. Centrele: Hardali, Parul Caprei, Alexandria ~i Bagd. Ciamurli
-comuna Hardali,jud. Caliacra

Atanase Constantin Tararaehe, Atanase Tararaehe, Dimu Constantin
Mareu (in text Mereu), Stere Ta1;leuGavuna, Sterghiu (in texte apar adeseori
Sterghi) Gh. Sponte, Dumitru Gh. Sponte, Gheorghe Sponte, Panaiot Gh.
Gheorghe, Gheorghe loti, Stere loti, Dinca Stere Sponte, Stere Mihail Saeu.
Dumitru Mihail Saeu, Gheorghe Enache (in text Enate) Goga, Andon Stere
Rida, Vasile Vlahbei, Mihail Dindi Rida Samara, Dindi Stere Rida, loan
Culeafa (in text Coleafa), Dimu Gh. Samara, (in text Damava), Anton V.
Butu, laneu G. lanu1;I,Dumitru C-tin lurgali, laneu G. Ciolaehi (in text
Ciolati), Gheorghe laneu lanu1;l,M01;lt.Vanghele Giugica (in text Giogiea),
Atanase Stere lanu1;l,Gheorghe Atanase lanu1;l,Gheorghe N. lanu1;l,Dinca C.
Gdiniceanu, laneu Stere lanus, Arghir St. Grosu, Sterghiu A. Grosu,
Dumitru Stere Grasu, Stere D. Grosu, Constantin D. Grosu, Dumitru A.
Grasu, Nicolae laneu lanu1;l,Gheorghe At. Paris, Dumitru Vanghele Butu,
Stere Gh. lanu1;l,Gheorghe C. Petu, Stere C. Petu, Constantin Anagnoste,
laneu Anagnoste (in text Anagnosti), Stere I. Maica, Mihail Stere Mihalica,
Stere I. Bacula, Stere laneu Moseu, Stere Donea Nurciu (in text Nurici),

24. Toti 63, (In text suntanunlatiIn preambuJ61) coJonizaliIn CamiJaru(in text eronat
Ciilirnaru),cf. "illrnallll Consililllllide Ministri", nr. 1311.
25. Cf. "illrnallll Consililllllide Ministri", nr. 1304.
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Mihail D. Nurciu, Gheorghe Mega, Nicolae St. BucovaHi (in text Bucova),
Gheorghe I. Burgheana, Panait M. Anagnoste, Constantin G. Bu~u, lancu
Gh. Bu~u, Atanase St. Mihalidi (in text Mihalica), Mihail Gh. Sighi, Mihail
St. Mihiilidi II, Gheorghe I. Mi~caca (in text Masaca), Nicolae I. Mi~aca,
Constantin D. Moscu, Minorii D-trii Moscu (Mihale ~i ~.faria), Dumitru P.
Titu, Panai D-tru Titu, Alexandru Titu, Costa Zelca, Vasile C. Zelca, Tiinase
C. Zelca, Nicolae Gh. Butcaru, Gheorghe N. Butcaru, Hristu Chendra (in
text Chendru) Zelca, Atanase Chendra Zelca, Mihail Chendra Zelca,
Dumitru Chendra Zelca, Nicolae Gh. Lenu, Nicolae At. Carabuz, Gheorghe
At. Carabuz, Mihail M. Tu~a, Costa Hristu Petru, Stere Mihale Costara,
Vasile M. Costara, Gheorghe lanachi Nucci, Enachi Nurci, Costa Vasile
Enge (in text Euge) Vasile Costa Enge, Stere Vasile Enge, Tanase Bafane.26

27. Centrele: Prisecani, HamanHic (in text Harmanlac) ~i Melecler,
comuna Prisecani,jud. Caliacra.

Tiinase St. Vlahbei, Const. Ap. Ghernechi, Mihail At. Vlahbei,
Atanase I. Naciadis, Gheorghe At. Vlahbei, Maria Costa Naciadis, Gh. En
Caracostea, Sterie Const. Vlahbei, lani Costa Mola, lancu At. Vlahbei,
Sultana I. Caracostea, Hristu C. Dalamita, Costa Dalamita, Costa At.
Vlahbei, Chirata At. Vlahbei, lancu Sterie Vlahbei, Agora V-Ie Sapera,
Stere E. Muhtare, Vasile Bachera, Stefan Bo~cu, loan Bonciocat, Tudor
Bibu, Pavel Burie, Gheorghe Burie, Aurel Be~u, Cuzana Bachera,
Gheorghe Rofa, Pavel Floca, Aron BO~CU.27

28. Capaclia,jud. Durostor.

Hristu N. Ghiul, Dumitru Costa Ghiul, Gunda Costa Pu~a, Tasea
lancu, Stere I. Hristu, Stere N. Culu~, lancu Tasu Hristu, Peanci (in text

26. Toti 90, colonizati in comuna Hardali, judo Caliacra cf. "lumalul COllsiliului de
Milli~lri",nr.1316.
27. Toti 29 colonizati in comuna Prisecani, judo Caliacra, cr. "lumalul Consiliului de
Millislri",nr.13IJ.

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Panci) Costa Mihai, C-tin Gheorghe Costa, Zurzu Stere Haida, Zica laneu-
Tega, Gheorghe lancu-Tega, Perifan Gh. Mihai, Maria Gh. Pa~;a,Costa M.
Caracoti, Nacu Costea Caracoti (in text Caratii), Nicola Naeu Nicola, Toda
laneu Tega, Ta~u N. Mita, Hristu N. Noe (in text Nae), Hristu I. Geolea,
loan A. Geolea, Nicolae D. Sapugi, Dumitru N. Sapugi, Mina Paniu Miciu,
Damian M. Peniu, Dumitru B. Hagi, Bojin A. Hagiu, Noe A. Noiei,
Dumitru Noe S'amargi, Noe D. S'amargi, Riza Hristu (in text Histu) Chitu,
loan I. Pae, Stefan D. Tanur, Hristu Gh. Geadi, Dumitru Gh. Nancea,
Nicolae Dumitru No~ea, Arghir Minda, Hristu I. Hagi, Nicolae I. Stoli,
Avram D. Geolea, Atanase D. Tanur, Atanase H. leiu, Hristu I. leiu,
Atanase I. Paca, laneu N. Paea, Nicolae Atanase Pe~u, Nicolae D. Cania,
Lazar N. Zlatea, Hristu St. Tanur, Mihail N. Pistol, Hristu Stefan Riza,
Maria Hristu Vancea, Stana Hristu lani, Gheorghe Copciu, Dumitru Naici,
loan Gh. Vaneea, Petre I. lane, Nicolae Hristu Noe, Hristu D. Pe~u, loan
Gheorghe Puiu, Gheorghe Hristu Grosu, Petre D. Petru~, Hristu Xantis,
Petre Dumitru Tanur, Mihail S. Nanta, Stefan Rizi Stefan, Hristu T. Talea,
Petre St. Tanur, Anastase D. Moraru, Gheorghe R. Moraru, Hristu D.
Moraru, Petre D. Ecea, Stefania N. Tamurea, Lazar Nicolae Tamurea, Trifu
A. Tanur, Noe Gota, Hristu D. Pitu, Aneta I. B. Stodi, Uta R. D. Peiu,
To~ea I. D. Ducica, loan C. Dueica, Cosma I. Duciea, Bujni Iloaci, Ilie D.
IIoaei, Petre N. Popeiu, Atanase I. lani, Petre N. Mareu, Crista Rizu Chitu,
Petre R. Sopu, Anastase R. Sopu, Lazar Noea, Petre A. Petru~, Ion Ghio~u,
Gheorghe Traeolti, Ion Lazar Ziatea, Nicolae R. Conda, Hristu E. Mo~eu,
Nicolae D. Petru~, Gheorghe Noanta~.28

29. Ghiorman, com una Sabla,jud. Caliacra.

Nicolae AI. Danti, Sterie AI. Danti, Nicolae Gh. Buzbuchi, Anton
Cucliciu (in text treeut eronat Cueuliciu), Aspasia Ap. Ceara, Dumitru Ap.
Ceara.29

28. Toti 100 colonizati in comuna Capaclia. judo Durostor, cf. "}umalul Consiliului de
Minis'ri".nr.1314.
29. Toti 6 colonizHli in Ghioffilan, com. Sabia, judo Caliacra, cf. "}umallli COIlSililllui de
Millis'ri",nr.1317.

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30. Arabagilar, judo Durostor

Ianus M. Ianus, Mihail At. Stama, Nicolae A. St:-.ma,Gheorghe A.
Stama, Stere A. Bagia (in text Bagea), Gheorghe N. Stamu.JO

31. Seidali, comuna Enigea , judo Caliacra.

Gheorghe M. Giumba (in text Gimba),J1

32. Centre: Hasi-Kioselar, Baraclar si Bagd-Ceamurli, com una
Hassi-Kioselar ,judo Caliacra.

Dumitru N. Funda, Hristu D. Nati, Nicolae Trasena (in text Trisean),
lani Ciolachi, Gheorghe Tusa, Iancu St. Bacula, Gheorghe Ciolache,
Dumitru C. Mola, Mihail Dumitru Rafti (in text Orafti), Dinca I. Bacula,
Stere Dinca Popescu.32

33. Enigea,jud. Caliacra.

Ecaterina Cr. Bobolea, Hristu Vanghele Gherase, Costa At. Mihale,
Ion Apostol Manca (in text Manea), Spiru D. Butcaru (in text Butearu),
Hristu Chirata, N. Atanase, Atanase M. Pocea.33

30. Toli 6 colonizati in Arabagilar,jud. Durostor, cf. "iumall/I COllsilil/ll/i de MilliSlri", nr.
1318.
31. Colonizat in Seidali, cf. "il/mall/I COlISilil/ll/i de Millislri" , nr. 1319.
32. Toli II colonizati pe raza comunei Hasi-Kioselar, cf. "Jllmallli Consilil/illi de Millislri",
nr. 1320.
33. Toti 7 colonizati in Enigca, cf. "il/mall/I COllsilil/ll/i de Millislri", nr. 1321.

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34. Marsalchioi, com Enigea,jud. Caliacra.

Ion Gh. Atanase. Gheorghe St. Vlahu. Dumitru Samara. Joita I. Pa:>a.
Dumitru N. Steriu. Gheorghe St. Rosu. Nicolae Gh. Atanase, Gheorghe
Hasoti (in text Hasota), Dumitru Nicolae Trantu, Dincii Dumitru Ciobiinidi,
Steriu St. Bozdanela (in text Bojdavela), Dimu Dumitru Trantu.34

35. Cazimir, com una Cocina, judo Durostor.

Petre Prosu Promdi, Petre D. Papazarcada, Aneta Ceamba, Nicolae
Hristu Stoian, Hristu P. Papaiani (in text Papatraian), Dumitru P. Papaiani,
Traian Papaiani, Gheorghe Hristu Tiba, Atanase Hristu Tiba, Gheorghe P.
Dumitrescu, Ion Petre Bija, Elisaveta Petre Bija, Ion Anastase BaWi, Vasile
P. Zaica, Ion Nichita Barba, Costa N. Samara (in text Samora), Dumitru
Hristu Mociu, Elena Papagheorghe, Anastase Hristu Mociu, Vasile Hristu
Mociu, Dumitru Stere Geambazu, Maria St. Geambazu, Maria St. Geam-
bazu, Haralambie Hristu Mocica, Dumitru N. Zaicu, loan D. Dinoglu,
Gheorghe Constantin Tomi, Nicolae Tache Biti, Gheorghe Palicari, Constantin
Tomi Gheorghe, Petre Hristu Mociu, loan D. Ciolac, Nicolae Gh. Ghezu,
Mihail C. Tomi, Sterie C. Tomi, Dumitm Mihai Nicola, Polixenia Hagivreta,
Anastase Sascav.35

36. Rahova-de-Jos,jud. Durostor.

Constantin A. Cu:>u,Pavel Colci Gheorghe (in text Colcea), Panta D.
Vaga, Gheorghe Dima Cu:>u,Dima Ion Cusu, Oprea Marin.36

34. Toti 12 co!oni7A'\tiin Mursalchioi, d. "lllmalul Consilill/lli de Ministri", nr. 1322.
35. To\i 37 colonizali In Cazimir, com. Cocina, cf. "Jllrtlallll Consilill/lli de Millistri", nr.
1323. Alilturi de aromani, aid cat si la Capaclia. au Costcolonizate si Camilii de megleniti.
36. Toti 6. colonih1ti in Rahova-de-Jos, cf. "lllmallli Comi/ill/lli de Millistri", nr. 1324.
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37. Arnautlar, comuna GargaHic, judo Caliacra.

Alexe Pitulea, Zoita N. Pitulea, Atanase M. Caramiha, Stere Dumitru
Giumurtu, Pavel St. Vrana, Gheorghe D. Fuduli, Stere D. Fuduli,
Constantin D. Caracoti, Dimu Gh. Fuduli, Nicolae D. Fuduli, Sterie N.
Fuduli, Paris C. Puflene (in text Pufleani), Mihail Dimu Fuduli, Stere Hr.
Covata (in text Covatei), Dumitru Paris Topa, Paris D. Topa, Hristu
Ciamitru, Dimu N. Zdumba, Constantin Gh. Puflenc.37

38. Doimu~lar,jud. Durostor.

loan Gh. Mangalim, loan Vasile Caceamac, Constantin Mihail Gudu,
Gheorghe loan Cuculici, Paris loan Cuculici, Gheorghe Stere Usandra,
Gheorghe M. Gudu, Stere Mitu Bu~u, Dumitru Nicolae Bu~u, Ion Dumitru
Chehaia, loan No~mCodina, Nicolae Stere Palo!>ca,Gheorghe Nicea, Mitru
Piti, Stere D. Lungu, Gheorghe D. Piti, Costea loan Bara, Dumitru loan
Chehaia, Gheorghe loan Chehaia, Constantin D. Caraman (in text Caramani),
loan Stere Cuta, Nicolae lani Bara, Anastase Gh. Bleoara, Maria Epi, Nicolae
Gh. lanu~, loan Nicolae Bara, Nicolae Constantin Bara, Dima Dumitru
Lungu, Gheorghe Dumitru Bara, Mitru lani Bara, Gheorghe Dumitru
Chehaia, Stere Costea Milea, Costea Dumitru Bara, Vasile Gheorghe
Caramuzi, Matei Zisu Zuca, Dumitru Gh. Bara, Gheorge Lungu, Gheorghe
D. Bu~u, Panait Stere Cutu, Dumitru St. Pala~ca,Ta~cu Ta$cu Nicolae, Cociu
C-tin Nicolae, Muhcina A. Nicolae (in text Mucina), Caragheorghe (in text
Cara Gheorghe) Gheorghe Dumitru, Gheorghe I. Caragheorghe, Chehaia N.
Vasile, Costea Hristu Gatu (in text Gata).38

37. To\i 19 au fos\ coloniza\i in Arnaullar, com. Gargaliic, ct. "iurlll/lul Consilil/illi de
Ministri", nr. 1327.
38. Tori 44 au fost coJoni7.<1riin DoimusJar, cf. "ll/malul COl/siliului de Millistri",nL JJ28.

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39. Arabagilar,jud. Durostor.

Ion Gh. Saule, Nicolae C. Staniu, Maria Boila Vanghele, Gheorghe
Pa~ca, Chirata Ciota, Anastase Gh. Mi~ac (in text Misac), Constantin N.
Chicheanu, Ecaterina Gh. Manica, Dumitru N. Car~eli,orf. Constantin Gioca,
Maria, Constantin.39

40. Curt-Bunar,jud. Durostor.

Dima M. Uzun, Gheorghe A. Frangu, Constantin N. Uzun, Vasile M.
Uzun, Gheorghe D. Uzun, Gheorghe N. Uzun, Iancu Gh. Uzun, Iancu Gh.
Beca, Dumitru N. Uzun, Dima Sotir Ciiju, Steriu N. Uzun, Dumitru Gh.
Uzun, Sutir Mihail Ciiju, Nicolae Gh. Uzun, Enache Stere Botca.40

41. Eni-Mahle, comuna Florica, judo Durostor.

Apostol St. Chi~i~,Stere M. Neare, Stefan D. Chi~i~,Chirata I. Palavra,
Enache Stere Hagi, Costa I. Baturi, Ta~cuStere Gospodin, Gheorghe Stere D.
Gospodin, Constantin Stere D. Gospodin, Panaiot St. Gurahan, Maria
Dimcea, Costea I. Palavra, Dimcea Costa Chi~i~, Sotir Costa Chi~i~, Joita
Costa Chi~i~, Mihale Stere Anastase, Dindi zis Constantin St. Chi~i~,
Gheorghe Paris Pu~a, Nicolae Carapale, Dumitru Carapale, Hristu I. Atanase,
Stere Costa Chi~i~.41

42. Saranebi, comuna Enigea, judo Caliacra.

Enache Gh. Nancu, Adam Gh. Nancu, Gheorghe Neculai, Neculae
Stere Paris, Paris Gheorghe Neculai, Mihai Adam Zugrafu, Arghir Adam
Zugrafu, Stoian Stere Jaca, Sterie Jaca, Mihai Constantin Culita, Zisu Steriu

39. Toti 10 au fost colonizati in Arabagilar, cf. "Jumalul Consiliului de Ministri", nr.1330.
40. Tot; 15 au fost colonizati in Curt-Bunar, cf. "Juma/u/ Consiliu/ui de Minislri", 11f.1331.
41. Toti 22 au fost coJonizati in Eni-Mahle, cf. "Juma/u/ Consiliu/ui de Minislri", 11f.1332.
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Jaca, Gheorghe Constantin Caramihale, Iancu St. Jiru, Gheorghe St. Bianu,
Nicolae Mihai Tugearu, Steriu Hristu Chitu, Iancu He.Chitu.42

43. Cuiungiue, eomuna Balagea,jud. Caliaera.

Atanase N. Caratm),Iancu C. Cacianu, Dumitru St. Zguma, Vasile D.
Zguma, Stere D. Zguma, Mihail T. Carata~, Gheorghe T Carata~, Nicolae T.
Carata~, Atanase I. Carata~.43

44. Chioseler, com una Aiorman, judo Caliaera.

Stere Partencu (in text Partenescu), Stere N. Bracu, Nicolae Gh. Paris
(in text Parisu), Dumitru N. Goane, Gheorghe A. Ciuciu, Dindi A. Ciuciu,
Dinca E. Trandafir, Enache D. Trandafir, Dinca St. Caramuzi, Stere N.
Partencu, Stere D. Ciuciu.44

45. Ceamurlia,jud. Caliaera.

Gheorghe M. Pacea, Hristu Coti, Stere D. Mahera.45

46. Bazaurt, eomuna Enigea,jud. Caliaera.

Hristu Criciu, Mihail At. Gima, Stere N. Rusa (in text Ruse), Leonida
St. Stratostomi (in text Strarostomi), Atanse H. Dina, Vasile C. Rusa, lanache
St. Niculescu, Vanghele N. Ru~a, Hristu Dumitru lanca, Sotir Hristu Vasu,
Leonida He. Rusa, Ecaterina M. Mutisu, Hristu Mihali Cristu Rucea (in text
Ruce), Vasile Dumitru Criciu, Gheorghe Hristu Bituleanu, Gheorghe Hristu

42. Toti 17 colonizati in Sariinebi. com. Enigea,jud. Caliacra, cr. "Jumulul COllsiliu/ui de
Milli$1ri",nr.1333.
43. Toti 9 colonizati in Cuiungiuc. cf. "Juma!u! Comi!iu/ui de Mil/isl,-i". nr. 1334.
44.Toti II colonizati in Chioseler, cf. "Jurl/alul COllsiliului de Millisl,-i", nr. 1335.
45. Toti 3 coJonil;lti,in Ceamurlia, cf. "Jurl/alul COl/siliu/ui de Millisll'i". nr. 1336.
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Rueea, Maria N. Giumba (in text Guniba), Vanghele St. Gima, Mihai At.
lanula.46

47. Nicolae Filipescu, comuna Ezibei, judo Caliacra.

Preot Hristu Paeea, Ion Hristu laneu, Ta::;uMinga, Dimitrie S1. Cutin,
Maria Naeu Belu, Stere N. Ghizare, Stere Spiru Panaia.47

48. Chiringii, comuna Carasular, judo Caliacra.

Gheorghe M. lorgaehe.48

49. Rahman A~icler,jud. Durostor.

Dumitru Constantin.49

50. Suneci, comuna Fra~ari, judo Durostor.

Ahile Nicola, VactuvaAgora, Taeu Nicola, Costa Athanasiu zis Teodor,
Spiru Staicu, Teodor Staicu, Spiru Piti, Costa Staicu, Hristu N. Andrei,
Athanase Pitu, Spiru Nicolae, Ilie Pitu, Pandele Pitu, Athanase Chepa,
Dumitru HI. Chepa, Gheorghe Manole, Anastase Privenda, Hristu A.
Privenda, Sotir Sota, Ahile Geambazu, Atanase Geambazu, Ilie Geambazu,
Vasile Geambazu, Andrei Pitu, Atena Pitu, Vasile A. Gaia, Alexe Sdindu (in
text Seandu), Spiru Ruea, Gheorghe Z. Tata, Dumitru'Z. Tata, Constantin N.
Andrei, Maria N. Andrei, Gheorghe Ro::;u,Nieolae Batu, Spiru Atanase Babu,
Gheorghe Despa Pitu, Adam Pitu.50

46. Toti 19 colonizati in Bazaurt, cf. "lumniui Consiliului de Ministri". or. 1337.
47. Toti 7 colonizati in loc. Nicolae Filipescu, cf. "lumaiui Consiliuiui de Minislri",
nr. 1339.
48. cr. "lllrnailli Consiliului de MiniSlri", or. 1341.
49. cr. "lumnlul Consiliului de Ministri", or. 1340.
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51. IaHi-Ceatiagea,jud. Durostor.

Gheorghe Riza Ro~ca, Nicolae Gh. Caragop, Hristu Mi~u, Hristu C.
Padore, Vasile Mihail Papu~anu, Dumitru Nicolae Dasdllu, Tudor Dumitru
N. DascaJu Gheorghe Stere Zarcu, loan Stere Giogea, Hristu Pseftu, Tudor I.
Sterescu, Zoe Dima Caraman, Zora Stere Tulica, Gherghe Dumitru Tocica,
Constantin C. Adam, Ion Gheorghe Bizduna, Stere Ta~u Mihail, Panait Riza
Ro~ca, Stere Dumitru Pitti, Hristu loan Delbederi, Gheorghe Dima Mazaca,
Dinca Nicolae Tulica, Gheorghe Stere Tocica, Gheorghe C. Ghericociu, Ion
Zima Caragop, Atanase Dumitru Pseftu (in text este trecut eronat: Xsiftu),
Atanase D. Tripcea, Stere Gh. Raftu, Apostol Anastase Cucona, Gheorghe
Stere Fustanela, Maria St. Fustanela, Stere Gheorghe Pambuca, Atanase N
Stambuli, Ion Nicolae Pantoni, Mihai Nicolae Stambuli, Enache C. luruc (in
text Juruc), Stere N. Carapciu, Sultana D. Caraman, Ion Tase Papci, Nicolae
Tase Papci, Gheorghe Dimu Ciubena, Gheorghe N. Bizduna, Gheorghe
Dumitru Caraman, Gheorghe Dima Caradima (in text Zima Carodima), Pascu
Hagi, Dinca Apostol Tulid\, Apostol Bleara (in text Bleora), Mihail A.
Stambuli, Gheorghe St. Namu, Hristu Bizduna, Sterie Culita, Musa Moceanu,
Sterie M. Chihaia, Maria T. Ardeleanu, Gheorghe Pambuchita. 5\

52. ~abla,jud. Caliacra.

Dumitru C. Huleva, Margarit D. Margarit, ManoIe Manacu, Costea
Bica, Sterie Gh. Capitanu, Nicolae Mazdrache, Anton I. Caraiani, Anastasia
Caraiani, Gheorghe Deala, Nicolae Z. Balabuta, Ion N. Nula, Dumitru Sola,
Gheorghe N. Nula, Nicolae Nula, Gheorghe Cati, Dumitru N. Cati, Nicolae
C. Caraiani, Costea N. Caraiani, Ion N. Caraiani, Stamule N. Bagiani,
Gheorghe M. Gherasi, Maria Cuturicu, Zissi Balabuti, Dumitru Mitrenga (in
text Mitreanga), Ion I. St. Varsani (in text Varsanie), Gheorghe Caravede,
50. Toli 36, colonizali in Suneci. com. Frasari. cf. "ll1mallli Consilillilli de Millisfri",
nr. 1342.
51. Cf. "JlIrlW[II[C,J//silill[lIide Millisll'i". nr. 1343.
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Anton Z. Balabuti, Nicolae Dalametra (in text Dalametru), Sirma Demu,
Gheorghe Demu, Sterian preot N. Carasimu (in text Carasinu), Sultana Gh.
Nula, Dumitru Preot M. Carasimu.52

53. Regina Maria, com una Calipetrova, judo Durostor.

Nicu I. Balamace.53

54. Cadichioi,jud. Durostor.

Petre Baciu.54

55. Caraptula, comuna Curt-Bunar ,judo Durostor.

Eftimie Gh. Nicea, Dumitru I. Lapa, Alexandru St. Botca (in text
Botea), Maria St. Beldani, Costa D. Lapa, Gheorghe lancu Lieu, Dimciu Gh.
Nicea, Dindi Beldani, Sultana Gh. Nicea.55

56. Siahlar, com. Satu Vechi, judo Durostor.

Nicolae Helidon, Sarineanu Guli, Nicolae Zarcu, Steliana Z. Ciopa.56

57. Hasan-Dede, comuna Carasular, judo Caliacra.

Mihail C. Colci (in text Colciu), Nicolae Geagiu (in text Geogiu),
Vanghelina Enache Gh. Blana, Dumitru N. Popescu, Dumitru Colci, Nicola

52. Cf. "JunIalul Consilillilli de Ministri", nr. 1344.
53. Cf. "JI/mallli Consilillllli de Mini:$lri", nr. 1345.
54. cr. "1l1mallll Consililllll; de M;n;stri". nr. 1346.
55. Cf. "JllnIalul Consilil/Illi de MiniSlri", nr. 1347.
56. cr. "1I//"II<llulConsilil//ui de MiniSlri " , nr. 1347.
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Baia, Chirata, T. Baia, Elena R. Cote, Simula (in text Dimula) Sotir Lapa
(in text Lupa), Petre Carali, Vasile Gh. Dm)u, Dumitru Sola, Tanase A.
Gurita (in text Curita).57

58. Hagi-Dumitru, com una Unirea,jud. Caliacra.

Cuzman Dirciu, Mihai Carciu, Tima Stefan.58

59. Regina Maria,jud. Caliacra.

Trifu St. Cata, Tima I. Stefan, losa I. St., Pana P. Mohanu, Panta I.
Mohan, Dumitru P. Mioe, Pavel I. Birda, Apostol E. Arnautu, Dumitru A.
Caratas, Mihail D. Caratas, laneu M. Carabas, Stere C. Guda, Gheorghe
A. Caratas, laneu Gh. Caratas, v-va Tudora C. Mihail, Vasile C. Hagi,
Mihail T. Balamuti, Anastase C. Mihail, Costa A. Caratas, Atanase C.
Caratas, Gheorghe C. Poznava, Costa Gh. Costache, Vanghele C.
Poznava, Mihail N. Caraba$, Gheorghe M. Caraba$, Nicolae M. Carabas,
Gheorghe V. Ciuma, Dumitru C. lanuli, Stila C. Damu, Stere Gh. Sopu,
Gheroghe N. Uzun, Nicolae Gh. Uzun, Nicolae M. Poznava, Stere N.
Poznava, Costea D., Babu laneu, C. Arnautu, Gheorghe C. Arnautu,
Gheorghe I. Arnautu, Atanase E. Arnautu, Stere N. Caratas, Stere E.
Arnautu, Gheorghe M. Amautu. Stere C. Mita, Gheorghe C. Mita (in text
Mita). Mihail St. Laseu, laneu D. Banioti, Gheorghe D. Findirieiu, Nicolae
D. Coja, laneu St. Arnautu, T. N. St. Arnautu, Mihail C. Amautu, Dumitru
N. Caratal$,Tasu M. Amautu, Nicolae St. Geaeu (in text Jeaeu), Costea St.
Caprinciu, Tasu M. Palas, Costea St. Caju, Dima St. Caju, Gheorghe N.
Carata$, Dumitru N. Ghiza (in text Ghizu), Ion I. Sfera, Costea St. Galan,
Vasile St. Caju, laneu C. lanus, Dumitru St. Caramihale, Costea Gh.
Granzulea, Nicea St. Andon, Stere N. Andon. laneu St. Laseu. Atanase I.
Laseu, Gheorghe St. Arnautu, Costea St. Laseu, Gheorghe D. Gima,
Mihail St. Tugearu, Tanase St. Tugearu. Sterie N. Tugearu, Stere Gh.

57. Cf. "Jumalul COllsiliului de Milli~.t,.i". nr. 1349.
5H. Cf. "Jumalul Cpllsiliului de Millist,.i". nr. 1350.
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Granzula, Atanase V. Ciuma, Mihai T. Palas, Joita Vanghele, M. Amautu,
Mihail St. Galan, Nicolae D. Babu, Dima V. Ciuma, Hristu M. Panca,
Constantin D. Costara, Stere C. Costara, lancu M. Palas, Ta~u C. Amautu,
Costea A. Cucicu, Nicolae G. Mataranga (in text Mataroaga), Stere A.
Cucicu, Atanase St. Cucicu, Joita Gh. Cucicu, Paris At. Cucicu (in text
Cicicu), Nicolae Bagiu Costa, Anastasia St. Ciumeti, Dumitru N. Bicu,
Atanase Gh. Gramaticu, Dima At. Gramaticu, Stere M. Caraba~, Mihail
D. Babu, Stere D. Babu, Dumitru St. Babu, Dima D. Mantu, Stere D.
Barbata~ (in text Barbato~), Constantin Gh. Guna. 59

60. Denicler, comuna Carasular,jud. Caliacra.

Petre Gache, Costa Buciunana, Costa Gh. Sima, Ion Lapa, Costa I.
Mu~e, Gheorghe Ion Mu~e, Dumitru Mu~e, Gheorghe Carata~, Nicola Dula,
Hristu Leolea, Tache Jujea.60

61. Ceadircea, com una Ezibei,jud. Caliacra.

Ion Gh. Beca, Leonte Hristu Popescu, Dumitru Gh. Pitulea, Gheorghe
Costa Nasta, M. Ion Caraiani (in text Cataraiani).61

62. Vii~oara, comuna Enigea, judo Caliacra.

Hie C. Cianuta, Hristu Ion Geogea, Chirata Hristu Tapu, Tudor Costa
Ciamita.62

59. Cf. "lilmalill Consilill/lli de Millis'ri", nr. 1351.
60. Cf. "Jumalul COllsiliului de Millistri", nr. 1352.
61. Cf. "il/malul COIIJilillllli de Millis'ri", nr. 1353.
62. Cf. "lumallll COllsiliullli de Minim'i". nr. 1355.
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63. Fandacli, com. Enigea, judo Caliacra.

Ion Cr. Giumba, Atanase M. Cotabita, Hristu Vasile Dimaca, Nicolae
Durnitru Toni, Gheorghe V. Dimaca, Spiru L. Caramitru, Gheorghe I.
Caramitru, Andrei N. Docu.63

64. Iazagilar, com una Unirea,jud. Caliacra.

Sterie Gh. Bedivan, Constantin Gh. Bedivan, Gh. D. Bacula (in text
Bacola), Atanase Bar::;ova,loan Bar::;ova,Nicolae Varsani, Atanase Mahera,
Stere I. lanca.64

65. Gramostea, comuna Caraorman, judo Caliacra.

Niculae Caticu, Foti Bajdcchi.65

66. Carasular, judo Caliacra.

Atanase D. Dina, Ion D. Fotu.66

67. Chioiluc, com. Gargalac, judo Caliacra.

Gheorghe Hr. Cealera (in text Celera), Sterie Guteandi, Dumitru Hr.
Cealera, Ion Anastase Cealera, loan St. Vera, Apostol St. Cealera, Sotir He.
Cealera, Hristu Cealera, Dumitru St. Cealera, Steriana St. Cealera.67

63. Cf. "Jllmaltll Consilillilli de Millistr;"'. nr. 1356.
t .
64. Cf. "Jllmallli COllsilit/llli de Millistri", nr. 1357.
65. CE. "ltlmallll COllsilillllli de Millistri", nr. 1358.
66. Cf. "Jllmallli to/1.vilillllli de Millistri", nr. 1359.
67. Cf. "Jllmallli COIISilillllli de Mill/stri", nr. 1360.

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68. Satu Vcchi,jud. Durostor.

Atanase Heliade, Anastase Gatu (in text Gata), Apostol Tuliu,
Vasiliehia Papahagi, Zizi Grina, loan Vasoti, Zotu Z. Zotu, Nicolae Z. Ciopa,
Ion Z. Ciopa, Dumitru Topa Dumitru, Tache Z. Nola, Sterie Hagi, Anghel
Tuliu.68

69. Paragic, Ergi ~i Azaplar, comuna Armutli,jud. Caliacra.

Constantin Cumbaianu, Tasu Constantin Buciuneanu (in text Buciu-
veanu) Anastasia Bueiuneanu, Dumitru Calaigi (in text Calaidi), Leftei
Calaigi, laneu Calaigi, Dumitru C. Dumitru, Nieolae Dumitru Babu, Tagu
Cumboianu, Nicolae P. C. Popescu, Sterie Ciota, Mihail Stere Ciota,
Gheorghe D. Apostol, Dona Gheorghe, Stere Gh. Goaeie, Nicolae Stere
Beeiu, Gheorghe St. Tola, Nieolae Stere, Mihail Gh. Gheorghe, Dimciu Dina
Apostol, Dumitru Enaehe Nancu, Dimciu St. Mega, Dinca St. Mega, Atanase
St. Mega, Dima Cost. Naeeadis (in text Neeeades), Gheorghe Dima Naeeadis,
Stere Gh. Naeeadis, Tasu Gh. Naceadis, Const. Atanase Uzun, Sterg. Grosu,
Const. Atanasiu Raftu, Atanasi C. Raftu, Stere C. Naeeadis, Sterghiu Mihali
Atanase, Atanase Mihai Atanase, Hristu D. Calaigi, Atanase M. Naeiadis,
Gheorghe N. Apostol, Const. Anastase Gioga (in text Atase loga), Gheorghe
C-tin At. Gioga, Atanase C. Uzum, laneu Atase Uzum. Hristu Butu, Stere
Cusa Gamaeeanu, Constantin Stefan Grosu, Chirata St. Grosu, Hristu C.
Gioga, Dumitru Calaigi, Atanase D. Calaigi, laneu A. Naciadis, Dumitru At.
Pitu, Tanase M. Uzum, Elena M. Uzun, Dumitru N. Apostol, Maria St.
Apostol, Sultana St. Apostol, Anastase D. Naeiadis, Nicolae Dofa Gama-
ceanu, Zoita Maria M. Atanase, Sultana M. M. Atanase, Anton Gheorghe
Done, Elena Ion Tanase, Tagu Mihai Naciadis, Elena M. Naciadis, Gheorghe
Stere Enaehe.69

68. Cf. "il/molul COllsilil/lui de Millislri". nr. 1361.
69. Cf. "iI/maIl/I COllsiliull/i de Millistri". nr. 1362.
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70. Centrale: Salaman, Cioban Cuius, I.G. Duca. comuna I. Gh.
Du~a. fQsta ~Qmnna Casim,jud. Caliacra.

Constantin D. Puiu, Sofia D. Puiu, Cota Teja. Mihail Gache, Dumitru
M. Gache. Hristu Zugrafu, Nicolae Zugrafu, Ecaterina A. Puiu, Leonida M.
Gulea, Ahile Adam GuJea (in text Guliu) Maria M. Cu~;a(in text numele
acestei familii este trecut in mod eronat Cu~ea). Gheorghe Gearavela, Vasile
Nebi (in text Nibi), Ion A. Cu~a, Ion Ro~u, Stefan Ciuci, Constantin Nibi,
Mihail Nibi, Ecaterina Gh. Teja, Maria Const. Cu~a, Gheorghe St. Cu~a,
Hristu A. Cu~a.Mita A. Cu~a.70

71. Camilaru, .jud. Caliacra.

Gheorghe Iancu Ghioca, Iancu Gh. Ghioca, Dumitru I. Ghioca, Iancu
Stere Mi~ocu, NicoJae lancu Mi~ocu, Dimciu Gh. Ghioca, Tanase Ghioca,
Stere Mi~ocu, Nicolae Iancu Mi~ocu, Mihail Gh. Naum, Hristu Gh. Brandi.
Gheorghe N. Brandi, Stere Hristu NauJII, Chentie Marti, Tanasc Hristu
Naum. Costa Hr. Naum. Hristu Naum Brandi.?'

72. Fra~ari, judo Durostor.

Nastu Cutachi, Hristu Z. Sola, Haralambie Gh. Zechiu (in text este
trecllt gre~it:Zechinu), Ghita Tache, Sotir N. CuJetu, Hristu Bojicu.72

73. Aidemir, Regina Maria, Cocina I)iCainargeaua Mare, comuna
Aidemir!>i comuna Cainargeaua Mare,jud. Durostor.

Constantin Giacu (in text Chiacu), Epa Hristu Giacu. Nicolac Bichi,

70. Cf. ".lumalul COl/.riliului de Millislri". nr. 1:163.
71. Cf. "Jllmallll COIIS;lill/lli de Millistri". nr. 1364.
72. Cf. "Jumallll f-'ollJilill/ui de Millistri". nr. 1408.
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Manole Pitu, Hristu Spau (in text Span), Nicolae Spau, Dimitrie Bichi,
Hristu Bichi, Gheorghe A. Colimitra (in text Colimitre), Atanase D. Ciufeeu,
Mihail A. Ciufeeu, Costa St., Curte Anghelina $uta (in text Suta), lancu A.
BindeJa, Vanghele A. Bindela, Teodor Belu, loan Belu, Aristide (in text
Aristu) Gramusteanu, Tudor P. Lolea (in text Lulea), Sotir Nacia, Tana-
sache Nacea (Ianula), D-tru Nasta, Gheorghe Caramitru, Sotir L. Geambazu
(in text Geambazz), Maria Aristide Pacea, Alexandru D. Ciufeeu, VasiJichia
D. Ciufecu, Costa AJexe Franchi, Dumitru Gh. Manole, Andrei Colemitra,
N-Iae Andrei Colemitra, Paraschiva Hristu Lambru, HaraIambie Baboranti,
Pandu Manole, Atena Geambazu. Dtr-u Bindela, Dionisie Popescu, Petre
Dionisie Popescu, Nastasia Palla. Toeu Samulea, Vanghele Hristu Topa,
Aurel Colemitra, Andrei Nastu, HrisuJa T. Trandu, PcricJe loan Pala,
Atanase Gh. Batu, Busa Gh. Batu, Petre V. Costid\, Ecaterina V. Costiea,
Dumilru Costa Batu, Dumitru Naum Nastu (in text Natu), Anghelina $uta
(in text Suta). mostenilorii Vallghele Gioga, Pandu Popescu, Nicolae F.
FarfoJea (in text Forfolea), Fati D. Farfolea, Petre D. Sola (in tex.t Siola),
Toma Toli, Hristu Spiru Becea, Mihai Spiru Beeea, Nieolae Atanase
Pascale, Tanase M. CioCU.73

14. General Prapogescu, com. Babuc,jud. Durostor.

Tudor N. Pundichi, Eeaterina Pandichi, Vasile Gh. Stefu, Dumitru Ion
Belu, Hristu D. Rumbecu, Gheorghe D. Rumbecu, Vasile Hr. Bagia, loan
D. Zisu, Nicolae Costa Caratana, Gheorghe Fugearu, Nicolae D. Scupra,
Pavel At. Scupra, Lambru D. Dargot, Dumitru Costa Slep, loan Sp.
Butcaru, Hristu N. Pundichi, Vasile Costa Butearu, Stere At. Seupra,
Atanase T. Enaehe, Gheorghe T. Enaehe, Nasta Gh. Dargate, Dimu Sp.
Doeu, Vasile Costa Lenu, Aristide Chirvasitu, Mihail Gh. Tusa, Atanase D.
Celea.74

73. Toti 61 colonizali in Aidemir si Cainargeaua Mare, judo Duroslor, cf. "fllmallli
COll.vilililuide Millij"lri".nr. 1408.
74. cr. "}umalul COllsililllllide Millij"lri",nr. 1423.
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75. Vanatori, com. Teke,jud. Durostor.

I"JihaiI E. Ciiju, Enaehe D. Ciiju, Stefan E. Cfiju, Vanghele I. Tanase,
Tanase V. Vanghele, Gheorghe V. Vanghele, Gheorghe E. Gaga, Dindi Gh.
Gaga, MihaiI Gh. Gaga (in text Gaga), Nieolae Gh. Patu, Cristea Gh. Patu,
Maria Gh. N. Patu, Gheorghe D. Conducosta, Zoita Costea M. Tanase,
Dimu G. Calagiu, Tanase D. Calagiu, Gheorghe D. Calagiu, Gheorghe N.
Palehra, Janeu D. Sapira, Dumitru Gh. Sapira, Gheorghe N. Calagiu, Stere
Gh. Samata, Dimcea Gh. Samata, Gheorghe D. Samata, Dinea Gh. Samata,
Tanase Gh. Vanghele, Gheorghe At. Vanghele, Costa At. Bazacosta,
Constantin D. Samata, Dimu C. Samata, Stere I. Chief, Dimu I. Chief,
Stefan D. Cfiju, Ghiorghe St. Cfiju, Nieolae D. Caraba:) (in text Carana:),
Stere D. Sapira.75

76. Suiuciuc, com. Ezibei,jud. Caliacra.

Dumitru Cova. Atanase Cova, Nicolae Dica.76

77. Chituclia, com. Kiose Aidin, judo Durostor.

Nicolae D. Zorica, Stere I. Boruna (in text Borune), Costa Gh. Osman,
Gheorghe Nicolae Goga, Gheorghe lancu Frangu, Costea St. Zorica, StiIa
(Stile in text), C. Bude:) (Bude in text) zis Mihale, Nicolae St. Sarafu, Stere
Costa Bacelu, laneu D. Zorica, Stere D. Zorica, Constantin Panait Ciolae,
Dimu G. Zorica, Bicea Gh. Zorica, Nicola St. Nirlu, orfanii Gh. Menasu,
Elena Constantin Ta:)uGoga, Maria laneu Boruna (in text Buruna), Gheorghe
Dumitru C. Azman, Gheorghe Costa Azman, Dumitru Panait Ciolac, Hristu
Gh. Ghiara (in text Ghioara), Gheorghe Hr. Ghiara, Chirata Athanase Gh.
Fucea, Paris Gh. Giugica, (in text Giugiuca), Mihale Mataranga (in text

75. Cf. ")l/mallll Consilillllli de Ministri". nr. 1424.
76. Cf. ")lImallll Consilil/Illi de Ministri". nr. 1425.

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Motoranga), Dumitru Tasu Caraman (in text Coroman), Mihale Tasu I

Caraman, Gheorghe M. D. Caraman, Gheorghe Atanase Fucia, Gheorghe I
Paris Giugica (in text Giugine),77
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78. Uzungi Orman,jud. Durostor.

Stere Gheorghe Babagianu, Gheorghe 1. Duma, Vasile St. Gargali,
Stere Gh. Gioga, Stamu Sterie Gioga, Dumitru Sterie Gioga (Tache), Sterie
N. Stamanica, Nicolae St. Samanica, Mihail D. Costica, Mihail N. Stama-
nica, Nicolae M. Costica, Mihail A.Papari, Nicolae Gh. Peanci, Nicolae Gh.
Lengiu, Hristu A. Papari, Nicolae M. Ciociu, Constantin Gh. Peance, Hristu
St. Samanica, Gheorghe D. Gioga, Mihail D. Gioga, Nicolae I. Duma
Dumitru 1. Duma, Dumitru St. Duma, Gheorghe D. Canacheu, loan St.
Cuzeli, Dumitru St. Gheorghe, Dumitru St. Gioga, Mihail M. Misa, loan C.
Peanci, Sterie D. Gioga. Sterie A. Papari, Nicolae Gh. Cociumita, Bizdri-
ghian (in text Bizdirighian) F. Sterie, Sterie I. Sima, Fuduli I. Sterie (in text
Fundali), Mihail Papazi, Nicolae St. Camiciu, Sterie C. Camiciu, Dumitru
St. Carniciu, Gheorghe C. Bala, Costa St. Bala, Tudor M. Buzdica,
Gheorghe Stamu, Sterie Stamu, Gheorghe I. Galani, Sterie C. Gargalii,
Mihail G. Ciaciu, Anastasia Stamu, Mihail Gh. Canacheu, Zardova N. Ion,
Bala St. Costa, Gheorghe A. Pala, Misa M. Tasu, Sterie Nicolae Ghitu,
Mihai Nicolae Caleea, Gheorghe Mih. Calcea. Hristu Tascu Barba (in text
Barbu). Nicolae Hr. Barba, Tascu Hr. Barba,78

79. Atmageaua TiiHirasca,jud. Durostor.

Constantin D. M. Canacheu, Tona M. Babali, Nicolae I. Barba,
Nicolae Gh. Umona, Constantin M. Saramandu, Gheorghe N. Beli,
Constantin Gh. Umona, Hristu Gh. Cucliciu, Sterie C. Handuri, Nicolae St.

77. Toti 31 au fost co10nizati in comuna Kiose-Aidin, judo Durostor, Cf. "Jurnalul
Consiliului de Mil/islri", nr. 1426.
78. Toti 59 au [ost c%n;z<I/i in comuna Uzung; Omwn, judo Dums/or. cr. "Jllrnnllli
COllsiliului de Millislr;". nr. /428.
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Gatu, Dumitru N Mi~a (in text Mi~u), Sterie N. Zarcu, Dumitru N. Zarcu,
Sterie M. Merca, Mihail N. Papari, Gheorghe N. Papari, Mita Dima
Cuciumitra, Constantin N. Papari, Mihail Cupaciu, Sterie Curculescu,
Gheorghe St. Magericu, Mihail St. Mi~a (in text Misa), Papa Const. N.
Dumitru, Pari~cu Gh. Nicolae, Pari~cu N. Tascu, Pari~cu N. Gheorghe,
Ta~cu N. Guli, Sterie N. Guli, Dumitru C. Chilili, Nicolae D. Anagnoste,
Gheorghe D. Tenca, Steriana N. Papari, Agora Canacheu, Nicolae C.
Canacheu, Ion Paris Barba, Nicolae St. Gioga, Sterie D. Gioga, Iftimie
Constantin, Pari~cu N. Mihail, Agora M. Gheorghe, Barza D. Gheorghe,
Calagi (in text Alagi), Sterie Ecaterina, Apostol Si~cu, Ion Gh. Mira (in text
Mirea). 79

80. Cociular,jud. Durostor.

Sima Gheorghe Mina, lancu Sima Mina, Nicolae Sima Mina, Mina
Sima Mina, Nicolae Costea Stere, Stere Costea Stere, lancu Stere Ion,
Gheorghe Dicea Dimu, Stere Costea Scoca, Mihale D. Dima, Gheorghe
Sterie Botca, Dumitru lani Omba~i, Stere Nicolae, Tecea Zoita, Gheorghe
C. lancu, Nicolae V. lani Ombas, Dodu (in text Doiciu) Gheorghe Costa,
Stere Costa Stila. Stefan Enache Gheorghe, Paris St. Gh. Pu~a. Stere M.
Gheorghe, Mina Costa Stila, Janco Dima Stamule (in text Stamole), Mihale
Nicolae, Paris Enache Gheorghe, Gheorghe Paris Enache, Dumitru M.
Dumitru. Mihale D. Sterea, Nicolae Enache Gheorghe, Nicolae Ta~cu
Nicolae, Maria Gheorghe Stere, Gheorghe Costa Batura, Vasile Kina
Vasile, Mihale Ta~cu Nicolae, Jancu D. Steriu Pasale, Dumitru Nicolae
Stere, Gheorghe Nt. Enache, Nicolae Mina lancu, Mihale St. Gheorghe,
Stere I. E Omba~i, Gheorghe qh. Mina, Paris Nicolae Enache, Nicea Tima
Stoica.80

79. Toti 59 au fost colonizati in comuna Uzungi Orman, judo Durostor, cf. "Jllnlallli
COllsiliului de Milli~lri", nr. 1428.
,
80. Toalc 43 de familii coJonizale in CociuJar, judo Duroslor, cf. "Jurnalul COlisiliului
de MilliSlri", nr. 1430.

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81. Cainargeaua Mare,jud. Durostor.

Constantin I. Saguna, lancu Stere Botca, Dumitru C. Buda, Dima
Stere BU1:iuric,
Gheorghe D. Saguna, Zoita lancu Fulina, lancu Stere Saguna,
Spiru Atanase Mataranga (in text Martague), Mihail lancu Lala, Gheorghe
Mihail Guritii, Constantin lancu Stavrositu, Gheorghe Mi~u Ergoveanu,
Cosma Guritii, Nacu Constantin Fate, Dimu lancu Lala, Stere lancu Saguna,
Constantin Mi~u Ergoveanu, Ta~u Iancu Stavrositu (in text Stavrosit),
Gheorghe lancu Jiru, Mihail Dima Saguna, Mihail Gheorghe Pascale,
Nicolae Stefan Samargiu, Sotir Dumitru Tizec (in text Tejec), lancu
Constantin Bafane (in text Bofane), Nicolae Stere Bu~uric (in text Bu~uridi,
Stere Nicolae Jiru, lancu Nicolae Jiru, loan Mihail Guritii, Constantin St.
Samargiu, Dima Zisu Ciiju, Gheorghe lancu Lala, Constantin Dima Saguna,
Stere Dima Saguna, lancu NicoTae Bu~uric, Mihail loan Guritii, Stere
Gheorghe Gu~u, Nicolae I. Perifan, Atanase Constantin Rencu (in text
Renca), Vasile lancu Fulina, lancu Gh. Perifan, Dima Atanase Mataranga
(in text Martagna), Gheorghe lancu Perifan, Elena D. Uti, Dimu Dumitru
Pistalu, Gheorghe lancu Stavrositu, Dima Stere Saguna, Constantin C.
Cocea, lancu Stere Teca, Nicolae Casapu, Mihai Polihron-Ianca, Mihail
Nacu Fate, Constantin Gh. Rencu, Nicolae Iancu Jiru, Stere Gheorghe
Bu~uricu, Nicolae Gh. Hiru, lancu Gh. Casapu, Elena Gh. Ciacu, Iancu
Nicolae Giirbea, Constantin N. Baba, Constantin Gh. Hagi, Mihail Gh.
Hagi, Gheorghe lancu Gheorghe, Stere Nicolae Babu, Mihail Stere Vulpe,
Stere Cara Nicolae, Polihron Stere C. Nicolae, Dumitru Mihail Guritii,
lancu Gheorghe Bacale (in text Beclea), Dumilru Coji Zisu, Gheorghe
Nicolae Babu, lanache Gh. Perifan.81

81. Toti 71 (capi de famiJie), colonizati in Cainargeaua Marc. cf. "fllmallli Consilillilli
de Mini~'lri". nr. 1431.
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82. Balagea,jud. Caliacra.

Ta~u N. Cale~u (in text Chela~u), Stere Gh. Gu~ita, Gheorghe C.
Samata, Nicolae M. Caramiha, Stere N. Caprinciu, Mihail D. Panait, Jam;u
N. Bacula, Tanase Gh. Steriu (in text Stercu), Hristu D. Zeana (in text
Dzune), Angela D. Sapera, Mihail I. Dardac (in text Dadaci), Tanase St.
Hapa, Jancu Gh. Gu~ita, Haida C. Gu~ita, Gheorghe M. Dardac (in text
Dudaci), Nicolae Gh. Gu~ita, Gheorghe St. Hapa, Mihail N. Caprinciu.
Nicolae St. Hapa, Gheorghe N. Gu~ita, Costa N. Caprinciu, Panait ~i Zoita
Dimcea (in text Dimeica), Nicolae St. Steriu (in text Stercu), Costa M.
Dadaci, Dimcea M. Caramihail, Gheorghe D. Zeana (in text Dzune),
Dumitru M. Caramihail, Vanghele St. Hapa, Hristu Gh. Nicolae, Stere M.
Caramihail, Stere D. Zeane (Dzune), Angela D. Zeane, Stere Gh. Hapa,
Stila M. Bacula, Mihail N. Bacula. Nicolae M. Bacula. Gheorghe M.,
Bacula, Sofronie M. Bacula, Sultana Gh. Stavrositu.82

83. Giurghengic, judo Caliacra.

Ianeu St. Baba~eu, Steriu Gh. Danti, Nicolae D. Samara, Steriu M.
Dante, Gheorghe Costa Samara, Costa Gh. Samara, Ianu~ I. Ad\u (in text
Arau). Lefter Panita (in text Panita), Dumitru Apostol Perceli, Gheorghe T.
Buuesiu, Costa N Mergiu, Sultana I. M. Arau, Cristina M. Arau, Dumitru
Gh. Dumitru, Stere Goga Dumitru, Enache C. Calnola, Gheorghe Dima
Grecu, Jancu C. Samara, Stere C. Samara, Stere I. Arau, Gheorghe Dumitru
Ianeu, Gheorghe M. Bafani, Mihali At. Bafani, Sultana St. Biu, Tascu St.
Biu. Elena Enaehe Pa~a, Gheorghe Enache Pa~a, l11o~tenitoriiZoita St.
Sapera (Elena St. Sapera), orfana 1918, Stere Gh. Stavrositu, Athanase Gh.
Bafani, Stila M. Gh. Stavrositu. Gheorghe Dumitru Mola, Iancu D. Mola,
DUl11itruI. Mola, Dumitru At. Apostol, laneu Gh. Bafani, Mihail St.
Bafanc, Gheorghe St. Sapera. DUl11itruN. Panita, Nicolae I. Mola, Iancu N.

82. Toli 39 co]on;zati in Balagca. judo Caliacra, cf. "Jumallli Comilillilli de Millistri",
nr. 1494.

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Mola, Iancu St. Bafani, Nicola St. Bafani, Dumitru Ta1)u, Stere Gh.
Apostol, Jancu Gh. Apostol, Gheorghe Ap. Perceli, Athanase Ap. Perceli,
Stila At. Apostol.83

84. Arabagi,jud. Durostor.

Dumitru Hristu Babu, Gheorghe Hristu Caracota, Sofron Gheorghe
Grosu, Gheorghe Nicolae Damu, Nicolae Enache Damu, Chirata (in text
Chirita), Gheorghe Damu, Tanase Stere Abagiu Mic, Zoita Stere Abagiu,
Enache Constantin Dardac, Constantin Stere Dardac, Hristu Constantin
Dardac, Apostol Stere Dardac, Nicolae Dima Sarafu, Gheorghe St. Cara-
ba1)u, Atanase Gheorghe Caranica, Gheorghe Nicolae Caranica (in text
Caranicu), Dimciu Nicolae Sarafu, Stere Nicolae Dardac, Gheorghe
Nicolae Dardac, Gheorghe Vasile Grasu, Iancu St. Abagiu, Atanase St.
Abagiu, Zoita St. Abagiu, Iancu Dumitru Babu, Atanase St. Dardac, Mihale
Hristu Dardac, Hristu I. Caraiane (in text Caracane), Iancu Hristu Caraiane,
Gheorghe Hristu Caraiane, Stere Hristu Babu, Constantin Dumitru Hristu
Babu, Mihale C. Vulpe, Anton St. Dardac, Stere Mi1)UCutu Mi1)u,Apostol
Stere Iuruc, Nicolae Stere Dimcea, Stilu Nicolae Sarafu, Iancu Gh.
Atanase.84

85. Toccilar, comuna Aiorman,jud. Caliacra.

Enache Gh. Paris, Mihail St. Paris, Nicolae St. Mi1)aca,Nicolae St.
Gospodin, Stere R. Mihail, Gheorghe M. Nicolae, Stere C. Lima, Sultana C.
Grosu, Naciu M. Raiciu, Nicolae St. Paris, Mi1)uSt. Fudulu, Dindi St.
Fudulu, Damu St. Fudulu, Dumitru P. Pufleni, Dumitru Gh. M. Ciota, Elena
C. Mihail, Naciu N. Raiciu, Stere M. Raiciu, Dinca Gh. Raiciu, Naciu St.
Raiciu, Stere N. Raiciu, Mihail N. Raiciu, Dindi Gh. Andon, Ta1)uD.
Garofil, Dimcea D. Pelican, Stere D. Pelican, Stere D. Pelican, Stere C.

83. Cf. "Jllmallli Consilil/illi cleMinistri", nr. 1495.
84.Toale celc 38 de familii au fosl colonizale in Arabagi, judo Duroslor, cf. "Jllmalul
Consilil/illi de Millis,,.i", nr. 1497.
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Macedo-aromullii dobrogelli. The Macedo-Aromallialls ill Dobrudja

Trandafir, Sima N. Peseu, Naciu F. Peseu, Mi!)uF. Grossu, Adam D. Adam,
Nicolae Ciota, Stere I. Ciota, Enaehe I. Cioti, Stere Gh. Paris, Ianeu C.
lanu!)(in text Denu!», Stere M. Fudulu, Ianeu St. Paris.85

86. Sever Radulescu, com una Echiscea,jud. Caliacra.

Nicolae Gh. Marzavan, Gheorghe D. Marzavan, Costa D. Marzavan,
Stere Gh. Marzavan, Gheorghe Ta!)u Stere, Enaehe Gh. Enaehe, Anastasia
Gh. Enaehe, Costea Gh. Enaehe, Paris Mihale Stere, Maria Ta!)u Stere,
Panait Stere Zvereali (in text Svareoli), Stere Panait Zvereali, Mihai St.
Ro!)u, Sotir Atanase Calaigi, Costea Mihai GheorghiHi, Dumitru M.
Gheorghita, Gheorghe St. Guei, Caloian N. Ghindici, Dumitru Iani Celoea,
Nieolae D. Caramihale, Costa M. Sapira, Stere C. Sapira, Dumitru E.
Garofil (in text Carafil), Costea Dumitru Garofil, Damu Dumitru Garofil (in
text Garafil), Gheorghe Mih. GheorghWi, Atanase Mih. Gheorghita, Haida
Dumitru Gh. Marzavan, Costea M. Mueeanu, laneu St. Rafte (in text
Raftica), Atanase St. Gheorghita, Atanase Gh. Carastere, Gheorghe St.
Carasterc (in text Cara Stere), Nicolae M. Gaga (in text Gaga), Hristu St.
Guci, Atanase St. Guci, Hristu Stere Sapira, Gheorghe Hristu Sapira, Simu
Caramihale, Mihale D. Caramihale, Gheorghe D. Caramihale, Dimciu St.
Lipara (in text Lipora), Sultana St. Lipara (in text Lepura), Gheorghe St.
Sapera, Atanase St. Sapera, Atanase P. Zvereali (in text este treeut foarte
eronat, Zvareoleseu), Tanase I. Ianu!), Ta!)u Dima Gaga (in text Gaga),
Gheorghe I. Toseali, Stere C. Marzavan, Mihale Stere Sapira, Stere Mihail
Sapira, Chirata D. Sarafu Apostol D. Raftu, Stere Dimu Caramihale, Nicola
Gh. Ghinodichi (in text Ghincidi). Gheorghe Panait Zvereali (in text
Zvreoleseu), Ianeu M. Gaga, Hristu D. Todura!),Costa Stere Rosu, Dumitru
Stere Ro!)u, Dimu Stere Ro!)u, Stere Gheorghe Ro!)u, Gheorghe Tanase,
Ianeu Stere Sapira, Dumitru Stere Sapira, Stere Atanase GUci.86

85.Toate colonizate in Toccilar. judo Caliacra. cf. "iumalu/ COlISiliu/lli de MilliSlri", nr.
1498.
I 86. Toale 68 de familii au fost colonizate in localitatea Sever Riidulescu, com. Echiscea.

95

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NICOLAE CUSA .OT/UA PACEA

87. Arman, Caraci, Nebicuius, com. Arman, judo Caliacra.

Aristide Zega, Atanase C. Geambazu (in text Geambasu), Atanase
Zizi Hagibira.87

88. Suneci ~iGolibina Ceatlagea (comuna),jud. Durostor.

Gheorghe Fima Manic, Mita Gheorghe Tega, Naum Tega (Unic),
Gheorghe Tega Naum, Tega Mita Mihail, Vasile Tega Mita, Atanase Naum
Costea, Bartavela (in text Barfavela) Cola, Mihail Tega Gheorghe, Gheorghe
Tega Gheorghe, Nacu Gheorghe Tega, Tega Dima Stambuli (in text
Staboli), Zoita Costea Dima Manci, Nicolae Dumitru Costea, Nacu Dumitru
Costea, Stere Tasu Caracoti, Alexandru Gh. Tasu Caracoti, Gheorghe Tasu
Caracoti, Nicolae Gicu Papacu, Dumitru Zicu Papacu, Tascu Zica Papacu,
Stere Zicu Papacu, Naum - Nasu - Seaban, Nicolae Zica Mita, Tegus
Gheorghe Dumitru, Dumitru Gheorghe Mosu Basbanela (in text Bastasela),
Nasu N. Zicu Saban, Gheorghe Costea Dumitru. 88

89. Ghiaur Suiciuc,jud. Caliacra.

Zisu (in text Zizi) Pascal Dumitru, Nicolae D. Musu, Costa M. Pilici,
Ion H. Bucovala, Caluda H. Caluda, Vasile Murci, Mihail Sterie Gheorghe,
Mihai Sterie Puflene (in text Sufleani), Costa Sterie Pufleanu, Sterie M.
Pufleanu, Sterie Peamuti, Sterie A. Calinderi, Gheorghe A. Calinderi.89

87. Toate cele tTei Camilii au Cost colonizate in Arman, judo Caliacra, cf. "Jumalul
COllsiliullli de Millislri", nr. 1500.
88. Cf. "Jumallli COllsililllui de Millislri". nr. 1501.
89. Cf. "Jumalul COllsiliullli de Millislri". nr. 1514.
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90. Sarsanlar,jud. Durostor.

Naum Sotir Baliu, Nicolac D. Dici, Nicolae T. Meju, Teodor I. Pi~ota,
Nicolae C. Caragiu, Elisabeta Sterie T. Stanbelu, Maria Nacu~a Ghiaciu,
Zoita N. Ghiaciu, Teodota A. Stilu, Gheorghe M. Gioga, Constantin Ziguli,
Nicolae M. Vla~i,Dumitru C. Caragiu, Ion St. Leta, Strati Zisu Mitacu, Sideri
D. Funda, Aristotel Z. Mitacu, Nicolae St. Leta, Vera St. Leta, Sterie Gh.
Zisu, Polehra I. Tachi, Anastasia T. Culina. Cristache C. Caragiu, Leonida
Caranaum, Temistocle Screpa, Nicolae Hertu, Costa Caragiu, Dumitru
Caranaum, Pi~ota(in text Pizota) D.tru, Gheorghe N. Meju, Agora Papa Stere,
GargaIa N. Mihail, Anton I. Cutita, Toma Sterie Stambelu (in text Stanbelu),
Atanase Hertu, Malancu Ion, Geogea G. Panait, Culina I. Atanase, Marcu
Gu~u Sidcri, Papagogu Ta~cu,Zverca D. Gheorghe, Ziguli Oh. Constantin.90

91. Cociular, judo Durostor.
I

Nicola St. lanache, Stere N. I. Stoica, Stere Paris Enache, Mihale T.
Mihale, Ta~cu M. Ta~cu, loan St. Taciu, Nicolae lancu Carata~u, Maria Gh.
Stere, Tudora M. Gheorghe, Dumitru Dima, Diciu Ciomu N. Uricea, Adam
M. Stere, Botca St. Dumitru, Bebu St. Nicolae, lani N. Iancu, Perceli
Apostol Gh., Scocu Coca Stere, Stila C. Stila, Mina Miha1e M.lancu,91

92. Daidar, com una Denizler, judo Durostor.

Guli Hristu, Ta~cu Zarcu, Stere Gr. Zarcu, Chirata Hagicu, Nicolae
Hagicu, Constantin C. Stila, Costea D. Stela. 92

90. Cf. "}umalul Consiliului de Minislri". nr. 1515 si Inventar nr. 705-1929-1949,
Durostor. Fond ONAC nr. 986, Arhive1e Centrale de Stat. Bucuresti.
91. Cf. "iumallll COllsililllui de Mlllis/ri", nr. /516; /nvenlar nr. 707-/929-/949.
Durostor, Fond cit.
92. Cf. "}umalul (onsi/iullli de Minislri". nr. 1517.
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93. Haschioi, 94. Chiose-Aidin, 95. General Praporgescu, 96. General
Dragalina, 97. Cocina. 98. Rahman A!lic1er, judo Durostor !Ii
centrul (99)Titu Maiorescu, judo Caliacra; comunele: Haschioi,
Chiose-Aidin, Babuc, Bazarghian, Cocina, Rahman A!lic1er,
judo Durostor!li com. Opanez,jud. Caliacra

Petre D. Caraiani (in text Caearani), Eftimie D. Ripea, Hristu D.
Vreta, Stefan St. Murta, Stefan Gh. Civga, Hristu I. Luea, Petre St. Lipea,
Anastase St. Lipea, Anastase A. Dede, Stavre N. Ciolae, Anastase D. Ripea,
Petre Vasile Vanoe, Ion D. Vreta, Stefan St. Tica, Stavre N. Haba, Ion Prondi
Vasile, Dumitru T. Dudi, Stefan At. Dede, Gheorghe N. Samargiu, Anastase
N. Ciolaehi, Constantin Gh. Caimaean, Gheorghe D. Simiti, Sterie I. Tulidi,
Sterie Gh. Caimaean (in text Caimaeon), Nicolae A. Merea, Nicolae M.
Merea, Gheorghe E. Merea, Sterie D. Bica, Sterie D. Dueea, Apostol N.
Tolciu, Mihail C. Tolciu, Ion P. D. Ciolaehe, Cristea D. Danti, Mihail A.
Criciu, Anastase G. Criciu, Gheorghe C. Cioseu, Constantin Gh. Chioseu,
Maria Mihai C. Aita (in text Haita), Nicolae C. Aita, Gheorghe C. Aita,
Gheorghe St. Ciolachi, Dumitru St. Ciolache, Anastase A. Carniciu,
Nicolae C. Gherzu, Steriu N. Caniciu, Ion B. Ripea, Mihail St. Lutaru,
Nastase St. Carniciu, Sterghie D. Epure, Gheorghe St. Lutaru, Chirata
Nicolae Caraeostea, Sterghie Mihail, Paris N. Hagicu, Nacu St. Epure,
Sterghie N. Epure, Sterghie M. Saradicianu (in text Sorocaeionu), Nicolae
Gh. Saraeaeeanu, Mihail Gh. Saradiceanu, Sterghie N. Saracaceanu, Piha
D. Caracostea, Dumitru St. Lutaru, Anastase N Bureeu, Dumitru Pieeava
(in text Peeeova), Gheorghe Piceava, Sotir Mihail, Constantin C. Burecu,
Gheorghe C. Burecu, Cristea C. Bureeu, Sterie T. Balla, Zicu Costa Piha,
Stere Costa Epure, Costa (in text Costo) D. Piha, Anastase C. Piha, Dumitru
T. Piha, Costa St. Epure Costa Gh. Saraeaeeanu, Gheorghe N. Gherzu,
Chirata T. Piha, Dueea D. Zicu, Maria St. Ciolache, Nicolae D. Epure,
Costa Duza, Nicolae M. Duza, Nicolae Gatu, Steriana Gh. N. Gatu, Ion Gh.
Gusu, Dumitru Steric Caimaean, Constantin D. Damasaru (in text Damasare),
Ianeu Gheorghe Pistalu, Iancu Dumitru Bavaleta, Dima Dumitru Hristu,
Naciu Dima Mengiu, Mihail Gheorghe Cioti, Nicolae Dumitru Bavaleta,
98
Macedo-aromanii dobrogeni . The Macedo-Aromallians in Dobmdja

lancu Gh. Rapa, Constantin Dumitru Bavaleta, Stila Hristu Gicu, Mihail N.
Pi~talu, Maria D. Gheorghe, Dumitru Hristu Tocea, Nicolae Constantin
Mitracu, Ta~u Gh. Cioti (in text Cioti), Gheorghe Hristu Gicu, Gheorghe
Constantin Pi~talu, Dimciu Constantin Dama~aru, Steriu Dumitru Bavaleta,
Vasile Constantin Dama~aru, Steriu C-tin Dama~aru, Mihale C-tin Pi~talu,
Stere Hristu Gieu, Vanghele N. Mitraeu, Nieolae C-tin Dama~aru, Atanase
Steriu Plosearu, Gheorghe Hristu Tocea, Paris Gheorghe Pi~talu, Enach« D.
Barzu, Gheorghe Dima Dama~ari, Gheorghe Hristu Caranica (in text Casa-
Nicu), Dumitru Gh. Nurciu, Gheorghe N. Plosearu, Nicolae N. Plosearu,
Stere Dima Papazicu, Naciu N. Caluda, Constantin Dimeiu Dama~ari, laneu
Hristu Caranica (in text Caraniciu), Steriu Dimciu Magiru (in text Margiu),
Dumitru Dimciu Garofil, Chirata Mi~u Garofil, Mihail D. Bavaleta, Atanase
N. Pi~talu (in text Pistaliu), Gheorghe D. Zorica, Costa Ta~u Costa, Dumitru
Nic. lane Vlasehi, Mihail Costa lama, Dumitru Nicolae Mitraeu, Nicolae
Ta~u Fulina (in text Bulina), Constantin Nic. Fulina, Sterie Gheorghe
Bangari, Gheorghe Steriu Bangari, Constantin Stere Dama~aru, Gheorghe
Paris Coeea, Gheorghe Adam Ta~u, Stere D. Arghir, Stere Gh. N. Ploscaru,
Arghiu D. Mihai Arghiu, Tanasc Nicolac Mi~u, Ta~u Adam Ta~u, Sterc
Adam Ta~u, Ta~u Elena, St. Gheorghe Sia, Enache Gh. Muceanu (in text
Moiceanu), Constantin A. Grasu, Dimu St. Custura, Apostol Sterie Ciaeu,
Atanase C. Cu~u, Vad Calita Z. C. Buea, Nieula T. Bagia, Chendra Adam
Indina, Gheorghe I. Brace, Gheorghe M. Mu~i, Mihail At. Tugearu,
Gheorghe Chirvasitu, Hristu 1. BelIu, Ti\nase Mt. Magia, Ion Ta~u Enache,
Hristu Gica, Nicolae C. Gad, Enache St. Ro~u, Vi\d Ecaterina N. Ro~u,
Gheorghe En. Ro~u, Dumitru Ion Ro~u, Mihale P. Mu~i, Constantin
Gheorghe Ro~u, Spiru Gh. Ro~u, Enaehe Hristu Stefu, Stefu 1. Gheorghe,
Hristu 1. Gad (in text Brad), Mihail Gaci, Spiru D. Scupra, Vi\d. Sana
Scupra, Dumitru Filiu, Ta~eu Hr. Nauea, Tudor C. Nieolae, Mihail I.
Costid, Constantin Caratana, Viid Becea (in text Bece) Barbatu~u, Costa
Fotu, Ion Gh. Mitru~, Vad. Nastasia Sp. Butearu, Viid Nastasia Barbata~,
Ti\nase Sp. Butearu, loan Gh. Vasu, loan T. Pariza, Naeu Doeu, Aristide
Doeu, Gheorghe Puci, Nicolae D. Cacsi, Hristu Gh. Stefan, Ta~u C. Butcaru,
Haralambie D. Doeu, Vaduva Sofia Stavre, Hristu Bebi (in text Bebe),
Ta~uli Toma, Viid Ianula G. Vasu, Anastase Belba, Sterie V. Giogea (in text
Giorgia), Ion Gh. BelIu, loan A. Filiu (in text Filu), Nicolae 1.Toma, Tanase
r 99

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NICOLAE CU$A . OTILIA PACEA 1I

C. Gace (in text Gacia), Dumitru I. Costidi, Ion Costa Bracia, Gheorghe D.
Ze1ca, Vasile Gogeaman, Dumitru N. Chirvasitu, Gheorghe Adam, Hristu
Stefu, Costa loan Bracea, Dumitru"Spiru Cocea, Ahileia D. Mizu, Dumitru
Stilu, Stilu Dumitru Ilie, Hristu Nastu, Traian G. Curumi, Nicolae Gh. Zelca,
Vad. Vasile Spiru Coeea, Mihail Caq;i, Ta$u Geogea (in text Georgea),
Gheorghe T. Pariza, Vad Angela Gh. Curumi, Mihai H. Lenu, Costa V.
Scupra, Ion Geavela, Sotir At. Doeu, Athanase V. Docu, Athanase Tugearu,
Maria At. Costea, Alexa Zica Nasta, Costa Ta$u Geogea, Maria D. Doeu,
Costa Hristu Lenu, Hristu C.Scupra, Dumtru Dargate, Lambru Gh. Dargate,
Costa I. Costidi, Costea Nasta, Athanase R. Dumitru, Athanase N. Costica,
Ta$u Gr. Scupra, Gheorghe Scupra, Dumitru N. Zechiu, Ta$u I. Mihale,
Nicolae C. DU$u,Gheorghe I. Pandichi, Stambuli Costa (in text Stambellu),
Zisu Curumi, Cristea E. Tagore (in text Tagare), Stefan E. Tagore, Dumitru
Farin, Nanu Farin, Dumitru C. Papa C-tin, Dima Hristu Carapan, Avram
Ciumpileac, Dumitru St. Prajea, Stefan Anastase Pamor, Gheorghe Ceafcoci,
Dumitru St. Giorta, Hristu St. Cucoti, Stamate A. Tiliu, Dionisie Manole,
Hristu A. Giarta, Preot loachim Gh. Porumbelu, Atanase P. Coeea, (in text
Cociu), Anastase Trifan Sfircea, Vasile Hristu Becica, Gheorghe I. Bozna,
loan R. Prajea, Gheorghe I. Oui, Hristu Gh. Misigea zis BO$eu,Petre St.
Sotir, Anastase D. Sereea, Dumitru R. Pater, Dumitru R. Pater, Dumitru I.
Oui, Dionisie St. Pranza, Trifan Hristu Bicica, Avram Gh. Tumba, Gheorghe
I. Gaga, Vanghele I. Vanta, Dumitru Gh. Chinda, Petre A. Zeta, Tanca Gicu
lanciu, Stefan D. Seu, Petre D. Pastrici, Dionisie Gh. Gaga, Gheorghe
Manole Papamanu, loan T. leu, Gheorghe St. Gulub, Dumitru A. Cama$,
Hristu Gh. Papamanec, Hristu Dionisie Mi$u, Gheorghe D. Pitu (in text
Pitua), Dionisie P. Ciafca, Rizu A. Zeta, Gheorghe I. Tripca, Riza Atanase
Sanchi (in text Stanehi), loan P. Ciumpileac, Atanase D. Ciupita, Dionisie H.
Mi$u, Vasile Palan, Gheorghe Proia Baicio$i, Dumitra A. Anciu, loana I.
Hristu, loan Dumitru Menci, Riza D. Eda, Pavel I. Vanta, loan Pupca, Hristu
D. Chinda, Aneta Gh. Moscu, Beca D. Chinda, Maria V. OUi, Hristu C.
Ciumpileac, Dionisie D. Tapan, Anastase D. Camu$, Traian Gh. Grosu (in
text Grozea), Hristu Bi$u (in text Biju), Liciu Hristu, Gh. Cician, Hristu
Ghionci, Vanghele G. Giorta, Hristu Tr. Sfircea, Dumitru A. Culea$i, Maria
Culea$i, Boscu Papa Gheorghe, Dumitru C. Ciumpileac, Toma St. Argintaru,
Stefan D. Ginau, Vanghele Gh. Pazu, Maria Gh. Sereca, Vasile V. Lazar,
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Petre I. Prandi, Petre Cu~ea, Dumitru St. Cu~ea, Hristu P. Coeiu, Dionisie
Gh. Gmsu, Ion St. Cuiruli, Nu~i I. Gheorga, Dumitru Rizu Sirli, loan Hristu
Ta~a, Dumitru I. Paiea, Constantin C. Tahu, Armade T. Cara-Constantin,
Nicolae Hristu Gaea, Gheorghe Hristu Gaea, Chendra I. Mezat, Mihail N.
Merea, Gheorghe N. Merea, loan N. Merea, Mihaill. Merea, Hristu M.
Nicola, Vasile Gh. Pana, Stana Hr. Casapu, Tu~i Gh. Ba~mi, Stefan D. Pre~a,
Lazar Anton Pana, Ion Ion Broasea, Dumitru Pre~a, Hristea T. leu,
Haralambie M. Pana, Lazar N. Gheorghe, Paulina M. Cioti, Gheorghe Gh.
Stavri, Toma C. Hristu, Stefan Bratea, Dumitru T. Lala, Petre St. Bratea, Ion
H. Vere~, Heraclea Gheorghe Leea, Dumitru C. Papaiani, Gheorghe Z.
Hiohi, Anastase M. Nanu~, Nicola D. Biti, Elena Tache N. Biti, Chirata
Stoica V. Deam, Constantin N. Merea, Hristu Peanci (in text Panciu), Tanase
St. Lala (in text Lola), Ion Lazar Pana, Dumitru L. Pana, Gheorghe Petre
Mezat, Eftimie Caeearea, Lambru N. Gheorghe, Ta~a Gherzu, Petre Papa
Petre, Nicolae N. Gicu, Hristu N. Tulica, Trapeea Tanase leba, Stefan A.
Terzi, Vasile A. Bujgoli (in text Bujgole), Dumitru Zeta, Steriu Dumitru,
Nicolae Costea, Dumitru laneu (in text loaneu), Steriu Halep, Stere Costea
Pa~a, Mihail Panait Stefan, Nicolae, Nicea Sterghiu Dumitru, Nicola Adam,
Fimiu Mihai Anagnoste, Fimiu lanu, Steriu Mihai, Nicola lanaehe, laneu
Gheorghe, Nicolae laneu, Mihail Nicea, laneu Anagnoste, Dima Hristu,
Dumitru Fimiu (in text Fumin sau Fimin) Arghir Dindi, Costa Dima, Nieea
Sterghiu (in text Stergiu~), laneu Grosu, Mihail lanaehe, Sterghiu Ana-
gnoste, Gheorghe Mihail Levente, Steriu Paris, laneu Steriu, Elena Dumitru,
Steriu Gheorghe Belu, Nicolae Steriu, Costa Gheorghe, Gheorghe Hristu,
Sterghiu Gheorghe, Adam Steriu, Steriu Panait, Panait Steriu Uda, Gheorghe
Steriu Bela, Adam Steriu, Nicola Steriu, Constantin Steriu Gramen, Nicolae
Steriu, laneu Megit, Gheorghe Megit, Costa Stefan Gheorghe, Hristu Megit,
Zoita Grosu, Maria Mihale Uda, Sultana Mihai Nicolae, Maria Mihale
Bi~eu, Tanase Panaiot Stefan, laneu Mihail, Costa Nieolae, Constantin Gh.
Gramen, Dumitru Mihai Stere, Dumitru Steriu, Maria Steriu, Costa Steriu,
Steriu Dinea, Mihale Steriu, Arghir Dumitru, Costa Steriu, Tanase Costa,
Costa Nicola, Costa Steriu, Dima N. Adam, laneu Mihale, Costa Nicola,
Nicea Dumitru, Damu (in text Danu) Steriu Anagnoste, Mihalea Gheorghe,
Dumitru Gheorghe Lcvcnte, Agora (in text Ahora) Dumitru Melu, Hristu
Dimu, Gheorghe Dimu, Maria Dinea, Zoita Dumitru Steriu, Agora Adam
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NICOLAE CU$A . OTIL/A PACEA

Mihai, Nicolae Gheorghe Elena Gheorghe, Panaiot, Hristu Tanase, Dimu
Tanase, Maria Hristu, Maria Panaiot, Tanase Halep, Costea Halep (in text
Halip), Marica (in text Mariuca) Mihale Halep, Nicolae Steriu, Steriu Dinca,
lanu$ Gh. Megit, Steru Megit, Steru lancu, lancu Megit, Gheorghe C.
Gramen, Gheorghe Cirac (in text Chiriac), Steriu Gh. Cirac, toti din
comunele: Hasichioi, Chiose-Aidin, Babuc, Bazarghian, Cocina, Rahman,
A$icler, judoDurostor $i Ciona St. Cinghinea, Enache St. Caranfil, Gheorghe
I. Racu, Chirata Ion Racu, Dumitru zis TU$uS. Cinghinea, Maria Ch. Avrioni,
Ecaterina Gh. Avrioni, Dumitru St. Caranfil, Tanase Gh. Avrioni, Gheorghe
M. Saracaceanu, Dumitru Naum zis Mitiu Bi$ir, Cocea Naum Dumitru,
Nicea C. Mandu, Sterghiu Mi$a Ficea, lancu Mihail Chichirim, Sterie M.
Chichirim, Tudor M. Chichirim, Dimciu Mi$u Ficea, Gheorghe I. Baturi,
Sterie Dima Dima, Gheorghe Mi$ea Ficea, Vasile D. Mihai zis Caju (in text
Caje), Elena N. Gh. Gheorghe, Stere I Magiru, Nicolae St. Caranfil, Nicolae
I. Bi$ir, Mihail Zica Nicolae, Dinca Gh. Nicolae, Constantin AI. Racu, lancu
Zica Nicolae, Paris Costa Racu, Dinca I. Mi$ea, Mi$u N. Anagnoste, Enache
I. Baturi, toti din com. Titu Maiorescu,jud. Caliacra.93-99

100. Cuiuchici, comuna Vulture~ti,jud. Caliacra.

Gheorghe Steriu, Nicolae D. Pufleni, Gheorghe D. Pufleni, Costea D.
Pufleni, Dumitru S1. Pufleni, Tegu Gh. Lambru, Vasile Gaia, Dumitru
Dinca, Stere Dinca, Dinca St. Dinca, Elena lordachi, Gheorghe D. BU$u,
Gheorghe S1. Puflene, Constantin D. Caciandoni, Culu$ Stere, Stere St.
Culu$, Stefan Steriu, Dumitru Stere, Puflene Ceau$, Stere Dumitru, Puflene
Ceau$, Dumiru Stere Puflene, Agora Stere, Paris Puflene, Stere Gh.
Puflene, Vasile Steriu Puflene.too

93-99. Toate 535 de familii au fost colonizate in centrele si comunele mentionate in
"iumolul Consiliullli de Minisrri". nr. /518.
100. Cf. "iumolul Consiliului de Ministri", nr./519.
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101. Deli-Iusuflar, com una Vischioi,jud. Durostor.

Hristu D. Zdoea, Gheorghe C. Zareu, Nicolae Gh. Zuea, Ion Gh.
Ghiuri, Dumitru Papa Enache, Mihail St. Mangu, Sterie A. Rida, Nicolae D.
Barzu, Ta~cu M. Zeehiu, Ion M. Zechiu, Constantin St. Cirea, Dumitru C.
Beta, Zoita Gh. Hristu, Maria N. Mangu, Nicolae Gh. Hristu, Gheorghe D.
Zdoea, Constantin S. Zareu, Chirata D. Farin, Nieolae Gh. Premciu;
Nicolae C. Sarbu, Dumitru N. Sarbu, Gheorghe I. Ghiuri, Anastasia C.
Grosu, Stere N. Li~ita, laneu St. Saramandu, Dumitru St. Saramandu,
Apostol I. Lengiu, Gheorghe Culerda, Nicolae M. Li~ita, Lazar Coeea,
Costa Gh. Farmaehe, Saramandu St. Mihail, Mihail D. Gioga, Sterie Gh.
Saramandu, Sterie N. Barzu, Sterie D. Galani, Mihail N. Barzu, Gheorghe
Gh. Guli, Gheorghe M. Lengiu, Sterie C. Zuea, Anastase C. Carali, Nicolae
Carali, Constantin A. Carali, Maria N. Chilipiru, Nicolae Gh. Farmaehe,
Gheorghe Farmache, Ion C. Caramitru (in text Caramitra), Gheorghe
Chiria, Sterie Gh. Hristu, Mihail I. Zeehiu, Dumitru N. Zduca, Ion C.
Chiria, Dumitru Gh. Farmachi 101.

102. Ghiore, comuna GargaHic.

Nieolae St. Ceara, Stere B. Ce~ra, Dumitru N. Ceara, Apostol I.
Titimeaua (in text Titimeana), Stere A. Titimeaua, Vasile T. Blacioti,
Gheorghe I. Titimeaua, Ion P. Masuri, Nicolae D. Tiviehi, Apostol N.
Tivichi, Nicolae A. Tivichi, Dumitru P. Garba (in text Giirna) Atanase St.
Tivichi, Atanase N. Tiviehi, Manole Maneea (in text Manecea), Sterie A.
Tivichi, Sterie N. Ceara, Pavel N. Ceara, Ion N. Ganera, Ion B. Ceara, Ion
N. Ceara, Sterie A. Guguleana, Sterie M. Cealera (in text Celera), Anastasia
Ha~oti, Nicolae A. Blacioti, Steriana A. Blacioti (in text Bacioti), Zoita A.
Titimeaua, Ion A. Titimeaua.102

101. Cf. "Jurnalul Consi/iului de Minislri". nr. 1520.
102. cr. "Jumalul (onsiliullli de Minislri". nr. 1521.

103
NICOLAE CU$A . OT/UA PACEA

103. Ghiurghengic,jud. Durostor.

lancu Nicola Mola, Toader I. Arau, Nicol Ta~u Bude~u, Gheorghe St.
Mitrache, Atanase S1. Biu, Sterie M. Bafane (in text Bofan), Mihail S1.
Samara, Stere Costa Arau, Atanase Gh. Apostol, Gheorghe St. Stavrositu,
Dinca Custura, Dumitru D. Barzu, Steriu I. Carapit.\lJ3

104. Fra!>ari,jud. Durostor.

Spiru T. Babu, Spiru Dumitrescu, Pandu Mila, Temistocle A. Batu,
Epaminonda Culetu, Hristu Zonea, Nicolae Beca, Andrei N. Ghita, Ilie H.
Mila, Hristu I. Mila, Fotu A. Apostol, Gheorghe H. Cutina, Dumitru L.
Cutina, Licea St. Dolu, Athanase H. Bichi, Zicu D. Rigea, Hristu L. Ghita,
Vanghele T. Nastu, Gheorghe M. Mustaca (in text Abustaca), Nicolae Gh.
Mustaca, Stelian M. Babu, Dionisie S1. Babu, Vanghele G. Babu, Nicolae
D. Muca, Atanase I. Geavela, Gheorghe I. Geavela, Spiru H. Bichi, Sotir
Teja, Petre Sunda, Stefania Sunda, Hristu Gh. Sunda, Pandu V. Sunda,
Anastase H. Ghita, Hristu D. Sola, Aristide H. Gaci, Steriu M. Mihalciu,
Dumitru S1.Sunda, Ion S1.Paun, Athena M. Nastu, Hristu N. Gaci, Vanghele
Becali, Dima H. Bujgoli, Paraschiva Caceaveli, Gheorghe Toma, Dumitru
C. Fati, Zisa D. Grata, Constantin D. Memu, Popescu Vasile, Vanghele V.
Popescu, Hristu D. Maca (in text Maca), Ilie H. Uscatu, Everdichia V.
Uscatu, Spiru Spau (in text Span), Praca Gheorghe, Sterghiu Pitu, Pandu I.
Pandu, Pericle Pitu ~i Leonida Teja, Athanase Pitu, Dumitru A. Pitu,
Gheorghe A. Pitu, Pericle I. Mustaca, Pr. Nicolae Popescu, Sotir D. Adam,
lanuli M. Mustaca, Anghela Sp. Cale~u, Miciu H. Uscatu, Hristu N. Pihu,
Hristu Gh. Zechiu, Anastase H. Cale~u, Hristu ~i Elena Gaci, Vanghele P.
Pati, Anastase Gh. Babu, Constantin V. Mila, Vanghele T. Suta (in text
Suti), Sofia T. Suta, Lambru D. Sota, Vasile Atanase Statina, Ahilea M.
Nastu, Hrista Gh. Caramitru, Chirata A. Culetu, Vad Maria C. Ghita, Pandu
D. Ruca, Atanase I. Privenda (in text Pirivenda), Hristu St. Babu, Gheorghe

103. Cf. "Jumalul Consilil/ll/i de Ministri". nr. 1522.
104

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Murova, Hristu Ianula, At. Murova, Vasile N. Stilu, Pandu si Constanda P.
Fotu, Dumitru N. Sola, Vad Evdoxia D. Calesu, Vad Maria V. Geavela,
Viid Tasica Mila, Nicolae N. Bileca, Theodor, D. Adam, Gheorghe si Maria
Ghita, Haralambie Gh. Ghita, Socrate Gh. Ghita, Constantin si Sofia
Privenda, Maracu A. Talabac, Ahileia A. Babu, Ion T. Zonia, Constantin
Culetu, Tomache P. Babu, Olimpia V. Sunda, Paraschiva P. Griva, Ilie
Babu, Anastase I. Babu, Sotir I. Babu, Petrica N. Culetu, Constantin
Margiiritu, Atanase Sp. Calesu, Spiru Mila, Andrei I. Mila, Hristu Cipu,
Anastase Hristu Suta.104

105. Cavarna,jud. Caliacra.

Gheorghe N. Cadache, Vasile N. Caraiani (in text Caraini), Gheorghe
Popa Dumitru, Ion Z. Papazi, Costa N. Ceara, Gheorghe I. Iota, Dumitru
Gh. Godi, Ion C. Godi, Constantin St. Hulcva, Vangheli C. Huleva, Maria
N. Iota, Dumitru Vrana, Gheorghe Fevga, Elena Mansenli, Anton Cusa,
Gheorghe N. Blacioti, M~ria D. Papaianus, Gheorghe I. Caraiani, Gheorghe
Gama, Ion M. Hasoti, Ion Ccamitru. 105

106. Petia, com. General Poctas,jud. Caliacra.

Ecaterina D. Caraiani.106

107. Busuioc, com. GargaIac, judo Caliacra.

Nicolae Gh. Cavache, Ion D. Ceara, Dumitru Gh. Cuvaci, Vasile Godi,
Nicolae Gh. Vrana, Ion V. Pavlicu, Dumitru G. Zdralea, Nicolae G. Zdralea,
Sterie I. Culusu, Maria Culusu, Gheorghe A. Zamani, Gheorghe D. Cutova,

104. Toale 117 familii au fosl colonizale in com. Frasari, judo Duroslor. "Jumalul
COllsiliu/ui de Millislri". nr. 1523.
105. Cf. "1"1'1101,,1COllsiliul"i de Millisl,.i". nr. 1524.
106. Cf. "Jumal,,1 CCJ/lsili"l"i lie Millislri". nr. 1525.
105

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Gheorghe I. Zamani, Anastase D. Cutova, Ion D. Gosehin, Apostol St.
Gurmeanu (in text Germeanu), Nicula V. Pavlieu, Gheorghe Hagimasuri,
Ion D. Zdralea, Apostol D. Cutova, Dumitru N. Ceara, Nicolae Cealera (in
text Celera), Nieolae Cealera, Sterie Mazctraehe, Sterie Babanica, Ion
Pavlieu, Dumitru I. Pavlicu, Pavel V. Pavlieu.107

108. Ceadarsig, com. Echingic,jud. Durostor.

Stila Gh. Stavrositu, Gheorghe Stere Stavrositu, Iancu Stila Stavrositu,
Stere I. Stavrositu, Gaehe Gh. Dafina, Hristu Gh. Dafina, Gache St. Enaehe,
Gheorghe St. R. Caraman, Ianeu Stila Stavrositu, Nicolae Francu, Gheorghe
Stila Stavrositu, Mihai N. Franeu, Dimeea Ta[)uEnache.108

109. lala Ceatlagea,jud. Durostor.

Nicolae Enaehe, Hristu Fustanela, Gheorghe St. Caradima, Stere
Caradima, Nieolae St. Tocia, Ion E. Enaehe, Gheorghe At. Stambuli,
Gheorghe St. Ciamani, Gheorghe Adam, Ion Z. lurue, Constantin I. Raftu,
Ion Dalametra (in text Delamitra), Nicolae Stere Voevoda, Tudor Papu[)anu,
Maria I. D. Caraman, Stere D. Ciaturi, A. Atanase Ghiftici, Constantin St.
Soflara, Gheorghe N. Ciaturi, Gheorghe I. Ciorba, Dumitru I. Chihaia, laneu
N. Raftu, Atanase Moroitu, Gheorghe N. Raftu, Constantin Z. Iurue.109

110. Vischioi, judo Durostor.

Mihail Constantin Goga (in text Gogu), Dumitru Ion Tica, Sterie
Dumitru Varghida, Constantin Sterie Varghida, Atanase St. Varghida, Ion
Tica Tica, Aristide Tica, Gheorghe Constantin Goga, Sterie Dumitru Barzu,
Hristu Nicolae Barba, Nicolae M. Carniciu, Nicolae Gh. Dueea, Dumitru St.

107. Cf. "JII/'IIollIl COIISilillllli de Millislri", nr. 1528.
108. Cf. "JllrtlollIl COllsilillllli de Millislri", nr. 1529.
109. Cf. "Jumollll COllsilillllli de Minislri", or. 1530.
106
Macedo-aromanii dobrogelli . The Macedo-Aromallialls ill Dobrudju

Barza H., Gheorghe Dumitru Dueea, Dumitru D. Pota, Mihail Nicolae Lolea
(in text Loliu), Nicolae Dumitru Barza, Gheorghe N. Barza, Hristu Sterie
Si1,ieu,Mihai St. Barza, Elena Dumitru Bala, Eeaterina Gh. Sterie, Nicolae
D. Mueea.110

111. Sf. Teodor, comuna Ezibei,jud. Caliacra.

Costa M. Vanghelieeseu, Mihail St. Vanghelieeseu, Naidan Enaehe
Lipara, Maria Dimu, Enaehe Lipara, Costea St. Vanghelieeseu, Dimu
Nicola Pandi, Gheorghe D. Chioreiu, Dumitru Gh. Chioreiu, Dimu N.
Lepara, laneu Costa Pand, Nieolae C. Cumbuianu, Elena C. Gheorghita,
Gheorghe Nicola Panea, Constantin N. Panea, Gheorghe C-tin N. Pand,
Elena Nicolae C-tin N. Panea, Enaehe A. Dadaei, Chirata A. Dadaci,
laneu N. Pandi, Nieulae I. Pand, Dimitrie C. Cumboianu, Nieolae D.
Lepara, Gheorghe N. Lepara, Stere Mantu, Dumitru Stere Mantu, Dumitru
Nieolae Mantu, Gheorghe C-tin Gheorghita, Gheorghe Cumbuianu, Mihai
Cumbuianu, Dumitru V. Vanghelieeseu, Mihail V. Vanghelieeseu,
Nicolae St. Zeana (in text Zeama) .111

112. Carageat,jud. Durostor.

Zoita Dumitru Lepar, Gheorghe D. Lepar, Hristu Dumitru Lepar,
Hristu Dumitru Lepar, Dumitru Gh Babu, Hristu Hagi laneu, Gheorghe Hagi
laneu,laneu Vanghele Pi1,itali(in text Vi~tali), Gheorghe V. Pi~tali, Steriu
qh. Pm:mta(in text Va~ata), Vanghelie N. Pi~tali, Gheorghe Dumitru Sapera,
Mihail Drosi Taraeu, laneu Drosu Tararaeu, Dumitru Gh. Fendericu, Adam
Steriu Gheorghita, Nicola Cutumi~u, Petraehe St. Ariciu, laneu Gh.
Be~enieu, Nieolae Sofronie Polihrani, Stila Zgura Gheorghe, Mihail Atanase
Bicu, Steriu N. panita, laneu St. laneu, C-tin N. Mi1,iu,Apostol Gh. Vasile,
Gheorghe D. Pa1,iata,Constantin Gh. Be~enicu, Dimeiu N. Casapu (in text
Casapri), Nieolae I. Tararaehe, Naciu I. Caluda, Costa N. Garba, Gheorghe
/10. Cf. "iumallil Consililllll; de Millist,.i", or. /532.
1/1. Cf. "lumallil COllsilil/lui de Millist,.i", or. 1533.

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NICOLAE CU$A . OTlLlA PACEA

N. Garba, Sultana Gh. Garba, lancu N. Bafani, Gheorghe Dumitru Babu,
Nicolae Dimu Pa~ata, Vasile Nicola Cutumi~u, lancu Gh. lolgiu, Gheoghe I.
PanHa, Hristu St. Zgura, Gheorghe St. Zgura, Vanghele Costa Beciu,
Gheorghe V. Pi~talu, Vasile St. Stavrositu, lancu St. Zgura, Costa Dumitru
Sapera, Stila Dumitru Sapera, Mihail D Custura (in text CusturoQ.112

113. Suiuciuc, com. Eibei.

Dumitru Cova, Atanase Cova, Nicolae Didi,113

114. Bei Bunar,jud. Durostor

Stefan Ta~u Arnautu, Vanghele Nicolae Beca, St. loan Calintaru,
Dumitru D. Custura, Mihale Dumitru Custura, Costa Gheorghe Gheorghe
Enache Ta~u Nicolae, Vasile A. Sterea, Dumitru Nicolae lane, Hristu
Nicolae Eane, Nicolae Hristu Eane, Dumitru Costa Gheorghe, Gheorghe St.
Giogea, Constantin M. Bude~u, Vanghele Gh. Stere, Ta~u Nicolae
Gheorghe, Atanase V. Verioti, Stere Atanase Gheorghe, Gheorghe M.
Gheorghe zis Gramalinga, Naciu Mihale Mihale, Mihale N. Mihale, Mihale
1. Calintaru, Maru~a 1. Calintaru, Stere Gheorghe Stere, Mihale N. Ta~a zis
Beca, Nicolae Ta~u zis Beca, Halciu N. Ta~u zis Beca, Atanase N. Ta~u zis
Beca, Gheorghe Costa Ha~oti, Nicolae Costa Demeca, Constantin N. E.,
Gheorghe Costa Nicolae, Hristu Costa Hristu, Hristu M. Stere, Alexandru
Stere Gheorghe, Stere Alexandru Stere, lancu Atanase Beca, Gheorghe N.
Saricu, Dimciu N. Saricu (in text Salicu), Gheorghe Stere N. Nicolae, Stere
N. Atanase, Nicolae Gheorghe Dimcea (in text Dimcia), Gheorghe Dimcea
Nicolae, Vanghele N. Gheorghe, Vasile Dumitru Nicolae, Sterie lancu
Sterie, Ta~u lancu Sterie, Nicolae Ta~cu Gudina, Zica Gheorghe Zica,
Gheorghe Nicolae Amautu, Steriu Hristu Sterea zis Baku, Atanase Paris
Sterea, Sterea St. Amautu, Nicolae St. Amautu, Gheorghe C. Grasu (in text
Grozu), zis Adam, Damu Costea Grasu, Steriu Mihale Steriu, Dumitru

112. Cf. "J"mallli Consilil//I/i de Minisl,.i", nr. 1534.
113. Cf. "JI/mall/I Consilil/llii de Minislri", nr. 1535. I
108

J
Macedo-aromallii dobrogell; .The Macedo-Aromallialls ill Dobrlldja

Nicolae Mita (in text Mita), Maria Gh. N. Mita, Atanase St. Pa~;a,Constantin
Vanghele Lusu, laneu Gheoorghe Tanase. 114

115.Cavurga, com. Sahinlar,jud. Durostor

Nicolae D. Buhora, Nicolae At. Cioeiea, Chirata D. Ambasi (in text
Ombasi), Gheorghe lanus, Nicolae D. Panca, Vanghele Gh. Tudor, Nicola
Naciu Bajdana (in text BujdanoO, Vanghele T. Damu, BIaja lon, Atanase M.
Gicu, Costa Gh. Gicu, Sultana Nicolae Damu, Janeu Steriu Costa, Enaehe
Gh. Gieu, Gheorghe Mih. Gicu, Dumitru Dimu Marusaneu, laneu Naciu
Bojdana, Vasile Gh. Gicu, Drosa CV. Vanghele, Gheorghe Gh. Vagu,
Gheorghe D. Vanghele, laneu Costa Gheorghe, Costa Damu Tasu, Naciu
Costa, Enaehe Atanase Dimu, Steriu Mitra Mita, Atanase C. Stere, Stefan
Dumitru Hristu, Atanase Tudor, Joan Gh. Ristea, Gheorghe Gh. Ristea,
Eeaterina I. Casota, Steriu At. Ciociea, Zisu Nicola Panea. 115

116. Cabasacal, comuna Ghclengic,jud. Caliacra

Atanase Papagheorghe.116

117. Sinirul Nou,jud. Durostor

laneu T. Verioti, Damu C. D. Tapieu, Teodor St. Verioti, Taseu T.
Verioti, Maria Const. D. Tapicu, Constantin lani Dumitru, Costea Hristu
Verioti, laneu St. Verioti, Gheorghe I. Verioti, Hristu St. Verioti, Gheorghe
St. Avganti (in text Avgnti), Sterie Gh. Biti (in text THi), Mihail Costea
Pungaru, Nicea C. Mergeani, Dinea N. Mergeani (in text Mergioni), Naciu
C. Mergeani (in text Margianu), Stere C. Mergeani, Sterie Mita Mergeani,
Tuiu laneu Timi, Sterie Nicea Mergeani, Maria Mita Mergeani, Constantin

114. Cf. "illrllallli CO/Isilillilli de Millis,,.i", nr. 1536.
1/5. cr. "illmallli COllsilillllli de Millislri". nr. J537.
116. Cf. "iurlla!lI! COllsiliullIi de Millisl!"i". nr. 15:18.

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Mita Mergeani, Dumitru lancu Verioti, lancu Constantin Tapicu, Dumitru
Hristu Verioti, Dima Nicea Mergeani, Sirma Gheorghe lani, Constantin Gh.
ComW, Costea M. Pungaru, Constantin Dimciu MergeanLI17

118. Cadichioi,jud. Durostor

Tod Gh. Aita, Mihail Gh. Aita, mo~tenitorii defunctului Nace A.
Aita.'ls

119. Ellgechioi, com Vischioi,jud. Durostor

Ciadiri (in text Ciacari) C. Atanase, Sterie A. Rida, Dimu A. Rida,
Mi~u St. Adam, Mi~u St. Gheorghe, Enache Hristu Bacali, Dindi H1'.
Constantin, Gherase (in text Gerase)St. Nicolae, Panait St. Dauti (in text
Daut), Fuduli St. Dimu, Fuduli N. Stcrie, Zota Nasta Nicolae, Maria Feca,
Sterie C. Teouor, Gherase N. Mihail, Fuduli St. Gheorghe, Paris Mi~iIenga,
Bacali Costa Enache, Carmuzi St. Gheorghe, Tanase Adam Tefa, Nicolae St.
Fuduli, Nicea St. Fuduli, Sterie P. Dauti, Chirata Lachina, Gheorghe E.
Bacali, Vda (in text Vde) Panait Gheorghe, Mi~u Arghir Constantin, Arghir
Mi~u Mihali, Constantin P. Uda, Sterie N. Stefu, Sterie Dumitru Sterie,
Adam Sterie Cartali, Trantu Damu Nicolae, Dimu Gh. Pucerea, Dumitru E.
Caragheorghe, Trantu Damu Panait, Ciciu D. Nicolae, Nicolae Sterie Stefu,
Trantu Damu (in text Danu) Sterie, Nicolae Stefu Adam, Mihail Gh.
Pucerea, Costa Caragheorghe, Gheorghe I. Caragheorghe, Chirata Adam
Stefu, lancu Caragheorghe, Mi~u Sterie Panait, Elena N. Murga, Sterie
Panait Mi~u"19

117. Cf. "Jumalul CUlIsiliului de Millistri". nr. 1539.
118. Cf. "Jumallli COlI.filiullli de Millistri", nr. 1541.
119. Cf. "Jumallll CUlIsililllui de Millistri". nr. 1620.

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120. Cagealar, com. Curt-Bunar, judo Durostor

Ta~u D. Caraeota, Hrisu Panait Caraeota, Gheorghe Stere Bizdu,
Gheorghe Steriu Zisu, Costa laneu Taeu, Mihail Sterie Dadaciu (in teX't
Dodaciu), Dimeiu Drosi Caju, Mlhail Sterie Zissu, Drosi Enaehe Caju,
Steriu Enaehe Caju, Hristu Enaehe Caju, Dimciu St. Caju, Steriu Gh. Caju,
Mihale St. Bizdu, laneu St. Zissu, Nicola Dimu Paneu, Gheorghe Hristu
Caraeota, Gheorghe laneu Tararaehe, Nicolae laneu Tararaehe, Dimeea
laneu Tararaehe, Dimu Gh. Caju, Mihale laneu Tararaehe, Gheorghe D.
Calaigi (in text Calagi), Gheorghe Steriu Dimu, Elena St. Dimu, Panait
Dimciu Caraeota, Hristu Costa Zaburda, Dumitru Hristu Zaburda, Costa Gh.
Tapu, Panait Pavel Poja, Steriu laneu Taeu.120

121. Avdula, judo Durostor

D. Stefan Arghir, Dimciu D. Arghir, Mihail A. Papazica (in text
Paopuziea), Dimu Constantin Mueenu, Atanase Banugadu~ (?) Dinca laneu
Cu~u, Sterie Gheorghe Cu~;u,laneu Gh. Guga, Nieolae 1. Ca~aridi, Zoita
laneu Grosu, Elena Gh. H. Mantu, laneu Dimciu Cu~u, Zoita A. N.
Caciutanu, Gheorghe I. Ca~arica, Hristu D. Calaigi (in text Calogi), Tudora
I. Mantu, Dimciu Gh. Giru, Maria Enaehe Giru, Steriu N. Gh. Calintaru,
Naidu N. Calintaru, Steriu laneu Gioga, laneu Mantu, Nicolae M. Coeea,
Gh. Hristu zis Hatu, Nieolae Gh. Hatu, Enaehe Costa Gima, Costa B. Gima,
Sultana Sofia Posnava, Hristu Gh. Calaigi, Gheorghe A. Tapu, Vasile laneu
Zgura, Steriu laneu Zgura, Steriu Ca~aridi, Gheorghe D. Arghir, Mihail
laneu Gavrizi, Gheorghe I. Gavrizi, Steriu Mihail T., Gheorghe Giru,
Nicolae Calintaru.121

120. Cf. "il/l'llalul Consilillilli de Mil/i,flri". nr. 1621.
121. Cf. "Jllnlallli COllsilillllli de Mil/iSlri". nr. 1622.

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122. Arabagilar, judo Durostor

Mihai Bajdechi, Gheorghe A. Bajdechi, Hristu A. Bajdechi, Anton Z.
Bajdechi, Ion Z. Bajdechi, Ion Z. Bajdechi, Nicolae Z. Bajdechi, Atanase I.
Bajdechi, Gheorghe S1. Bola, Sterie Gh. Bola, Ion S1. Zgura, Nicolae Ion
Zgura, Foti S1. Zgura, Nicolae D. Farina, Sterk S1. Bizdrighian, Gheorghe
A. Colcearu, Maria Gh. Colcearu, Atanase N. CoIcearu, Nicolae Colcearu,
Gheorghe M. Hagea, Sterie N. Palicari, Gheorghe I. Peanci (in text Pance),
Hristu I. Peanci, Atanase S1. Anagnoste, Atanase N. Satrapeli, Sterie C.
Mahera (in text Machera), Constantin Gh. Cari)eli, Ecaterina N. Car~eli,
Maria Ath. Ragea, Dumitru C. Zicu, Gheorghe A. Ragea, Ion S1. Ghin-
dimeanu, Mihail C. Stamu, Gheorghe C. Stamu, Constantin C. Tode (in text
Toda), Ion S1. Papa, Zurzu loan Sterie, Gheorghe L. Bizdrighean, Anastase
M. Bajdechi, Sterie C. Chicheanu (in text Ghicheanu), Hristu S1.Chicheanu
(in text Ghicheanu), Hristu S1. Chicheanu, Nicolae D. Sfirbu, Ecaterina D.
Papacostea, Anastase Gh. Chicheanu, Gheorghe N. Mi::>aca,Gheorghe
Papacostea, Sterie Umona, Anastase Ceara, Gheorghe Ceara (in text Ciara),
Mihail Satrapeli, Petre N. MangiuchLI22

123. Sinirul Nou, judo Durostor

Stere N. Avganti, Nicola Nisu (in text Niciu) Colci, Vanghele S1.
Muhcina (in text Muchona), Sterie D. Saramandu (in text Smaranda), Stere
Gh. Ghiuri (in text Ghiurea), Gheorghe Gh. Misu (in text Mosa), Agora S1.
Misu, Mihail S1. Muhdna, Gheorghe S1.Misa, Costea M. Cfiju, Mihale S1.
Dimciu, Mihail S1. Misa, Mache M. Cfiju, Dimciu Gh. Ghiuvea, Stavrositu
C. loan, lancu Gh. Anagnoste (in text Anacnoste), Ghita (in text Ghito) N.
Anastase, Paris Atanase Stefu, Gheorghe Costa Ghiuvea, lancu Gh. Ghita,
Dumiru Gh. Ghiuvea, Elena I. M. Nicola, Alexe Gh. Gavrizi, Atanase I.
GhiHi,Nicolae I. GhiHi, Nicolae S1.Cfiju, Musu M. Caraman Sterie Dimciu

122. Cf. "Jumalul CO/lsil;//I//; de M;/l;$lr;". nr. 1624.

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Mergeani, Paris St. Costea, Sterie Mihale lancu, Stere Dirnciu Mergeani,
Paris St. Costea, Sterie Mihale lancu, Stere Dimciu Sirniti, Gheorghe Dirna
Cuvata (in text Covata), Vanghele D. Maria, Mihail N. Ciiju, Stefan C.
Vasile, Vanghele D. Vanghele, Enache St. Avganti, Dirnciu M. Sararnandu
(in text Srnaramla), Mihail Gh. Teja (in text Teju), Gheorghe Teja Paris,
Gheorghe Gh. Ghita, Dinca St. Mergeani (in text Mergearu).123

124. Hogeacoi, com Iala-Ccatlagea,jud. Durostor

Nicolae Steriu Pociu, Ion Nicolae Pociu, Costea Stere Pociu, Costea
Atanase Learciu, Mihail Constantin Dirnci, Anastasia Tasu Gh. Bardu,
Gheorghe Durnitru Duzi, Durnitru St. Ciulifica, Zisu Gheorghe Bardu (in
text Pardu), Gheorghe Mihail Ciulifid1, Mitrus Nacu Paris, Mihail Gheorghe
Cosca (in text Tosca), Ion Stere, Mihail Ciulilica, Vasile N. Farin, Mihail
Stere Ciulifidi, Hristu Mihail Tosa (in text Tosca), Costa Durnitru Duzi,
Mihailloan Rusa (in text Rusea), Gheorghe A. Anagnoste, Hristu Stere
Ciullidi, Durnitru Constantin Duzi, Constantin Paris, Nicolae Gh. Farin,
Stere Nirlu, Hristu Stere Toza, Sterghie Hristu Toza, Stcre T. Alcxc Nicola,
lane T. Nicola, Dqrnitru A. Zicu, Adam Hristu Zicu, Foti Zisu Bardu (in text
Pardu).124

125. Com. Ezibei, judo Caliacra

Dirnciu Gheorghe, Enache Gheorghe Enache, Nicolae Ianeu, Panait
Mihale, lancu Gheorghe, Gheorghe Enache Durnitru, Stere Enache
Farrnason, Hristu Dirnu Dirnu Gheorghe, Nicolae Gh. lurue, Mihail luruc,
Ecaterina Misa, Sterie Misa, Durnitru Panita, Nicolae Tasu, Gheorghe
Iancu, Gheorghe Constantin Chiose, Mihail Ianus, Stere Gheorghe, Stere
Nicolae Carabas, Gheorghe Nicolae Carabas, Gheorghe Nicolae Carabas,
Nicolae Z. Carabas, Nicolae Gheorghe Chiose, Stere Tutungiu, Costea Gh.

123. cr. "Jllmallli Consilillilli de Minislri", nr. 1625.
124. Cf. "Jllmallli Consilil/illi de Minisl,.i". nr. ]626.

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Buciuneanu (in text Buciveanu), Nicolae DervencuJ25.

126. Unirea,jud. Durostor

Dimu Papaiane, Ion D. Papaiane, Stere D. Papaiane, Dumitru
Papaiane.126

125. Cf. "ltlmalill Consilitli//i lie MiniSlri", or. 1425.
126. Cf. "lrlrlwlu/ Consilill/lli de MilliSlri". nr. 1282.

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Victimele
aromanilor
in Cadrilater

Neintelegerile dintre bulgari, populatia majoritara in Cadrilater ~i
macedo-aromani, noii veniti, au degenerat adeseori in conflicte. Aceste
conflicte erau oarecum previzibile ~i chiar inevitabile.
lata de ce!
Aromanii, plecati definitiv din tarile de origine, au fost a~ezati in
Cadrilater, in Romania de atunci; au fost colonizati ::;iimproprietariti cu
loturi de pamant in noua lor tara. Era firesc ca ei sa-~i apere noile proprie-
tati ~i implicit acest teritoriu nou pe care Romania il dobandise la 1913.1
Bulgarii, locuitorii ba~tina~i,au devenit din 1913 cetateni ai Romaniei
odata cu Cadrilaterul. Ei nu erau minoritari insa. Acest fapt Ii indreptatea
sa spere ca noua schimbare este una provizorie ~i ca aceasta regiune pana
la urma va reveni Bulgariei.
StatuI roman cauta sa aplaneze aeesle eonflicte. Pe de alta parte insa,
politica statului roman de atunci era orientata catre consolidarea auto-
ritatii romane din punet de vedere teritorial, social-economic ~i national.
De aceea s-au facut colonizari in Cadrilater, adueandu-se macedo-aromani
si regateni. Colonizarea insa n-a fost 0 opera de binefacere sau de satis-
faeere a intereselor acestor coloni~ti; ci 0 opera prin care se preconiza 0
mai buna asigurare a granitei de sud a statului. Siguranta statului ~i intro-
narea ordinii au dus la ideea de colonizare a Dobrogei Noi.
StatuI bulgar ducea ~i el aceea~i politica. Pe de alta parte, insa, orice
actiuni organizate in scopul revenirii acestui teritoriu in componenta sa
erau binevenite chiar ~i cele subversive; se disocia, evident, de actiunile
comitagiilor care treceau granita, actiuni care se soldau cu morti ~idiniti.
Asa au aparut Societatea cultural a ~i de binefacere "Dobrogea", cu
arie de raspandire in centrele cu populatie bulgara, ~i mai cu seama,
Mi~carea revolutionara dobrogeana - V.D.R.O., infiintata cu statut in
1925; avea sediulla Sofia dar avea filiale ~i la Rusciuk, Vama, precum ~i

I. Macedo-aromiinii insoteau intodcauna patrulele armatci la granita, participiind fa
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in Durostor. Aceste organizatii pe langa scopuri culurale, aveau pre-
ocupari iredentiste: independenta Dobrogei si apoi alipirea ei Bulgariei.2
Conflictele locale, care de fapt erau mai mult de natura economic a
(pentru obtinerea loturilor agricole) n-au putut fi evitate. Aromanii erau
vazuti de bulgarii autohtoni si nu numai, ca unii care stricau vechea oran-
duiaUi si socotelile lor viitoare; bulgarii, la randul lor, erau vazuti de
aromani ca unii care impiedicau statornicirea lor in regiune.
Acesta este, de fapt motivul dedansarii conflictelor dintre ei, con-
flicte soldate insa de multe ori cu victime de ambele parti.
Asa cum se intampla de obicei, victimele, in cele mai multe cazuri,
sunt nevinovate; prin moartea lor insa produc in mod fatal disensiuni
interetnice, incheiate cu urmari nedorite de partile aflate in conflict. Cu
atat mai mult aceste victime trebuie venerate!

2. Aceste asociatii erau organizatii de extrem1l stiing1l, cf. Arhivelor Statului. Riimnicu
Viilcea. Dosar nr. 3/1933, fila 165.
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In Memoriam

Eftimie Carata!1, ucis la 4 septembrie 1927 la punetul Denicler, pe
~oseaua Silistra la 14 km de Bazargic, la 6 seara, Hinga padure. A fost
omorat de eomitagii bulgari, impotriva carora eoloni~tii trebuiau sa se
apere mai mult singuri.
Referinte: "Peninsula Balcaniea", V, Nr. 7,8, 1927; "Universul",
XLV, Nr. 223, 25 sept. 1927.

Tanase Go~a, asasinat io noaptea de 1 spre 2 noiembrie 1927 de
ditre eomitagii in padurea Caraeuz din loealitatea Cocina, judo Durostor,
unde loeuia ~i T. Gota. Era un om harnic, lini~tit ~i gospodar. Aromanii
veniti din alte loealitati s-au dedat la represalii, 0 serie de localnici bulgari
banuiti de eomplicitate au fost batuti.
Referinle: "Voin/a noastrii, I, Nr. 1, Silistra, 1928; "Ac/iunea Roma-
neasea din Durostor. 11,Nr. 23, Silistra, 1928; "Peninsula Balcanieii", V,
Nr. 7, 8, 1927.

Hristu Gicu, delegatul macedonenilor din Chiose-Aidin, loealitate de
langa granita,jud. Durostor. A fost omorat in 23 deeembrie 1928, in padurea
de langa aeest sat (destinat a fi eolonizat eu ai sai) in chip mar~av: i-au fost
sfartecate mamntaiele eu baioneta iar degetele de la maioi si urechile i-au
fost taiate. Coloni~tii revoltati din Chiose-Aidin au aplicat 0 corectie la 40 de
bulgari. (Fara victime).
Referinte: "Ae/iunea Romaneasea din Durostor", /11,Nr. 30,1928.

Zizi Ha!1oti, din satul Ghiore, judetul Caliacra. A fost omorat io ziua
de 21 decembrie 1928, in urma unui conflict minor, pentm ni~te paie ce
apartineau localnicului bulgar Doniu Zlatef, alaturi de care erau ~i alti
locuitori de origioe bulgara. Zizi Hasoti, doborat la pamant eu furca, a strigat
dupa ajutor. Au sarit degraba mai muhi macedoneni din apropiere. S-au
schimbat focuri de ~a. Colonistii macedoneni o-au tras in plio, au tras la
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picioare. Din randullor au fost cativa raniti si unul mort Zizi Hasoti. Dintrc
autohtoni, unul ranit in picior si unul batut.
Referillfe: "Cuvan/ul Nos/m", I, Bazargic, 1928; "Legionarii", I, Nr.
1, Bazargic, 1929, "Peninsula Balcanic£/", VIII, Nr. 9, 1930.

Gheorghe Dardac - 12 ani
Tanase M. Dardac -13 ani (erau rude, veri)
Au fost ucisi miseleste in ziua de 5 septembrie 1930. Corpurile lor au
fost descoperitc in ziua de 6 septembrie, pe camp, la marginea satului
Arabagi, jud. Durostor. Acesti eopii in varsta de numai 12 si 13 ani faceau
parte din grupul de aromani imigranti din Bulgaria. Au fost asasinati in
conditii de nemaipomcniHi eruzime; corpurile avand intepaturi de cutit, cu
beregatele tiHate in profunzime, capetele fiindu-Ie aproape decapitate. In
presa vremii s-a scris ca aceste crime de la Arabagi (Hinga Bei-Bunar) au
fost savarsite de comitagii veniti de peste granitii, dar sprijiniti de Iocalnicii
bulgari (prin gazduire si hrana), in scopul de a infricosa pe colonisti. Aeest
lucru nu s-a intamplat, coionistii macedoneni au aplicat legea talionului. Un
loealnic bulgar a fost ucis eu focuri de revolver, pe soseaua Silistra-
Bazargic, langa Caraorman, drept razbunare. Acesta a cazut nevinovat fiind
primul bulgar intalnit in drum.
Referillfe: "Ac(illnea Romaneasca din Durostor", IV, Nr. 53, Silistra,
1930; "Patria", I, Nr. Bazargic, 1930, "Buciulllul", I, Nr. 32, Bazargic, /930.

Hristu Dimcica, din satul Nadejdea, judoCaliacra (sat asezat la granita
cu judetul Durostor, nu departe de Arabagi) a fost impuseat pe la spate de
ditre M. GheorghietI. Desi Iocalnicii bulgari impiedicau pe colonistii mace-
doneni sa se colonizeze in satullor, in luna septembrie 1931, din penultimul,
transport de colonisti, 7 familii de aromani repartizati, au reusit sa se sta-
bileasca in Iocalitate. Cu toate ca erau in permanenta sieanati, colonistii nu
s-au Iasat intimidati. In ziua de 26 decembrie 1931, la cafeneaua din sat (a
bulgarului Dumitru Stoianoff), cativa colonisti macedoneni au fost provocati
de niste iredentisti bulgari care Ie-au adus diverse injurii; cand accstia au
ripostat verbal toti bulgarii aflati in cafenea au sarit asupra lor si au inceput
sa-i bata dinind gray pe colonistii: D. G. Hagi, M. G. Hagi si D. Hristu.
Alarmat de zgomote - in jurul cafenelci sosisera alti barbati inarmati cu
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topoare si coase -, Hristu Dimcidi a iesit din casa si s-a indreptat spre cafe-
nea sa vada ce se inUimplaacolo. Din spate, dar de la distanta a fost impucat
de caraula M. Gheorghieff. Dupa 0 ora de agonie cu toate ajutoarele date de
colonisti, taniirul Hristu Dimcidi si-a dat sufletul. Caraula M. Gheorghieff, a
fugit, trecand granita in Bulgaria. Multi colonisti din satele invecinate au
sosit in satul Nadejdca cu prilejul inmormantarii lui Hristu Dimcicii. Unii au
vrut sa se razbune, nu s-a intamplat insa nimic; majoritatea colonistilor au
dispuns cu resemnarc intovarasind in tacere nelnsufletitul corp al lui Hristu
Dimcica pe ultimul drum.
Referinfe: "Buciumul", II, Nr. 83, Bazargic, 1932

Maru~a Tugearu - 14 ani, ucisa de / cu 0 grenada aruncata de
comitagii In casa bunicului ei, Stere Tugcaru, fruntas macedonean din Sara-
Ncbi (Saranebi), judetul Caliaera. Banda de comitagii de vreo 28 de oameni
Inarmati eare au savarsit acest atae de la 9 octombrie 1933, a intrat In
Cadrilater (venind din Bulgaria) prin judoDurostor, la finele lunii septembric
1933; avand drept tinta rapunerea delegatilor maccdoneni Gheorghe Celnieu
din Alfatar si Stere Tugearu din Saranebi.
Impotriva lui Stere Tugearu, delegat al celor aproximativ 20 de familii
de colonisti macedoneni din Saranebi (om cu un trecut frumos In luptele
nationale din Macedonia), au fost Intreprinse, de catre bandele de comitagii
venite de dincolo de granita, mai multe atacuri.
Astfel, In vara anului 1932 (cu un an Inainte deci!), un grup de vreo 12
persoane inarmate I-au capturat pe S. Tugearu (in momentul cand icsea din
casa dueandu-se la arman), dupa ee I-au ranit cu baioneta. Datorita liului sau
mai mic, Iancu, care In dipa aceea se intorcea de la camp, a putut seapa insa.
La tipetele tatalui sau el a descarcat cateva focuri de revolver in grupul de
banditi ranind pc unul dintre ei. In Invalmasala a putut sdipa batranul
Tugearu. Comitagii au fugit. In urma acestui atae s-a facut 0 anchetii
politieneascii minutioasa, anchetii care a stabilit complicitatea mai multor
localnici bulgari din aeest sat. Unii dintre complici au trecut frontiera in
Bulgaria iar altii au fost prinsi Sideferiti justitiei.
In septembrie 1933, earn cu doua saptamani inaintea atacului de la 9
octombrie, banda a atacat pe Gheorghe Celnicu, diruia n-au reusit sa-i faea
nimic, pentru ca el ,era Inarmat si le-a ripostat. I-au omorat doar, cu 0
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grenada 7 oi. Def:;imasurile de paza din zona erau severe (intre timp fusese
prins un membru al bandei, Petre S. Petroff, care a denuntat ataeul pre-
conizat ~i pe membrii bandei), eu ajutorulloeuitorilor bulgari din Saranebi,
Conac si eelelalte sate din imprejurimi, banditii au putut sa se streeoare
neobservati pana la loeuinta lui S. Tugearu pe care au ineercat sa 0 forteze.
Din interior Ii s-a raspuns eu foeuri de revolver. in easa se afla sotia lui
Tugearu, fiul eel mare, Nicolae si nepoata Marusa (I. Tugearu era in sat la 0
intalnire eu agronomul regiunii in vederea parceliirii loturilor). Furiosi ca cei
din casa nu VOl'sa se predea, banditii au inceput sa traga spre easa, ca intr-o
tinta dintr-un poligon militar. Vazand di n-au succes sa-i seoa!!i din casa au
aruncat 6 grenade, cate una in fieeare camera a easei lui Tugearu. Au explo-
dat 4 din ele fiicand prapad in jurul lor; fiul eel mare Nicolae a fost ranit
grav, unul dintre picioare i-a fost complet sfiiramat (va muri, nu dupa mult
timp), Marusa, nepoata lui S. Tugearu omorata pe loc iar bunica ei gray
ranita. Cand eomitagii se pregateau sa dea foe intregii case Si acareturilor, un
colonist eurajos din imprejurime a inceput sa traga asupra bandei. Speriati
comitagii au parasit satul lasand in easa lui Tugearu un mort, un schilodit
gray si un ranit.
in fuga lor pe sosea au intalnit un convoi de coloni~ti macedoneni din
satul Carageat, judo Durostor, eu earutele incarcate cu lemne. Au inceput sa
traga asupra lor. Trei colonisti au fost atin~ide gloante, unul mortal, un copil
de 18 ani (neimpliniti), Stere Adam Gheorghita si alti 2 gray raniti.
A trcia seara banda a intrat in sawl Sever Radulescu. sat pur romancsc
locuit de romani regatcni si macedoneni, profiHind ca marea majoritate a
barbatilor se aflau la 0 nunta in satul Cageaolar din Durostor. Dupa ce au
batut pe caraula satului Ulsandu-Iin nesimtire (aceasta cra inzestrat doar cu 0
pusca cu numai doua gloante in dotare) au patruns in gospodaria lui Nicolae
Marzavan, unul dintrc cei mai instariti macedoneni, unde au maltratat pe
mama acestuia de 75 de ani fortand-o sa Ie arate locul unde iSi tin banii (au
intepat-o in 2 locuri cu baioneta, i-au taiat 0 parte din ureche si apoi i-au uns
cu gaz un ochi Si ii-au incalzit...). Au luat 200.000 de lei in hartii de cate
1000 lei si multe monede de auI' Si lucruri scumpe. La plecare intalnind un
colonist regatean ce venea de la moara I-au omorat.
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1. La Sariinebi 2 morti (tata ~ifiica) ~iun ranit (mama primului).
2. Pe ~oseauaBazargic-Silistra I mort ~iun gray ranit.
3. La Sever Riidulescu un mort ~i 2 raniti (mama colonistului Nicolae
Marzavan si caraula).
Dupa inmormiintarea victimelor de pe urma atacului de la Sariinebi
coloni~tii s-au adunat in fata prefecturii Caliacra la Bazargic. Au participat
alaturi de macedoneni si romiini. Manifestantii au cerut masuri de siguranta.
in urma discutiilor pe care delegatii Ie-au avut cu prefectul Vasile Tiparescu
s-a ajuns la un consens, promitiindu-se un pachet de masuri pentru viitor,
citite multimii de catre acesta. Printre ele: inlocuirea functionarilor ~idemni-
tarilor de origine straina ~i transferarea lor in vechiul regat, in vederea desfi-
intarii mafiei autohtonilor bulgari; inarmarea coloni~tilor; deschiderea unei
anchete cu privire la atacurile saviir~ite etc. Coloni~tii multumiti de aceste
promisiuni, s-au impra~tiat in lini~te.
Localnicii bulgari din Bazargic (negustorii) in semn de protest fata de
aceasta manifestatie au inchis magazinele iar, Societatea de Cultura ~i
Binefacere "Dobrogea" a inaintat 0 pliingere Societatii Natiunilor de la
Geneva, semnata de I. Stoianoff, pre~edintele societatii ~ide P. Gospodinoff,
secretar. in' mod cinic in continutul pliingerii (text tic1uit la Sofia, in limba
franceza) se invoca posibilitatea ca aceste crime ar putea fi facute chiar de
colonisii macedoneni, numiti in textul pHingerii"Koutzovalaque".
Referinte: Ancheta Prefecturii Durostor solicitatd de ministru/ de
interne prin adresa Nr. 2262, A3, martie, 5, /934, fn Arhive/e Statului
Rilmnicu Villcea, Fond Prefectura Judelului Durostor, Dosar Nr. 20/1934,
Ji/ele 163-165;filele 170-189.
"Romilnul", V1,Nr. 71, 15x, Sili.5tra,1933.
"Plugarul",!, Nr. 6, 15x, Bazargic, 1933.
"Legionarii",!, Nr. 35, 20x, Bazargic, 1933.
Stoica Lascu, op. cit., 2002, pag. 28-40, cu mentiunea cd !ancu Tugearu
a'intervenit, salvilndu-si tatdl, fn atacul din /932, nu fn ce/ de /a 9 septembrie
1933, cum se specified fn artico/u/ citat (p. 38); iar Stere Adam Gheorghild a
fost fmpuscat de acceeasi banda, fntr-adevar, dar nu fn casa lui Tugearu ci
pe soseaua Bazargic - Silistra, Adam Gheorghila aflilndu-se fn convoiul de
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Nicolae Tugearu, ranit gray la 9 octombrie 1933 de a grenada in
atacul comitagiilor de la Sara-Nebi; decedat in urma acestei raniri.

Stere Adam Gheorghita - 18 ani, ucis prin impu$care de comitagii la
9 octombrie 1933 pe $oseaua Bazargic-Silistra, in apropierea localitatii
Saranebi.

Gheorghe Barzu, ucis in chip mar$av la 10 aprilie 1933 in piidurea
din apropierea satului Marzac de langa Bairam-Bunar judo CaIiacra. Era
delegatul coloni$tilor din Marzac $i tata a $ase copii minori. In ziua de 10
aprilie 1933 a ie$it pe la ora 12, ducandu-se la camp. Nu s-a mai intors. A
fast gasit a doua zi in piidure cu mainile legate cu fitil de lampa, HUatla
gat $i brat $i cu un glonte in piept.
Referinte: "Legionarii", /, Nr. 17, Bazargic, 1933.

Gheorghe Lepar, asasinat in ziua de 13 mai 1934 in comuna Cara-
geat, judo Durostor. In aceasta zi, Gheorghe Lepar, primar in comuna,
intorcandu-se de la cafenea, a fost acostat de Gh. Jecoff $i Dimo St.
Jecoff, padurar. Intre ei s-a iscat 0 discutie (in acea zi avusesera loc
alegeri in comunii) altercativii. Din spate a aparut Gh. Coliu Ciolacoff,
care I-a lovit in cap pe Gh. Lepar cu un par, omorandu-I pe loc; dupa care
agresorul a disparut fugind inspre Bulgaria.
Dandu-se alarma coloni$tii macedoneni s-au adunat in jurul cada-
vrului. Revoltati de imaginea ce Ii se prezenta in fata ochilor, s-au hotarat
sa-I razbune. Au intrat in casa lui Dimo Jecoff, unde biinuiau cii se
ascunde Gh. Ciolacoff, asasinul primarului. D. Jacoff, in loc sa-$i vada de
treaba, i-a inHimpinat cu cuvintele: "A$a trebuia sa i se intample primaru-
lui"; I-au lovit cu toporul in cap omorandu-l.
Referinfe: "Romanul", VI, Nr. 86, Silistra, 1934.

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- JUDETELE A ~I TULCEA-
CONSTANT

A doua colonizare sau recolonizare a macedo-aromanilur a avulloc in
anul 1940. in acesl an Romania a pierdut Basarabia si Bucovina (prin dic-
tatul de la Moseova din 26 iunie 1940) teritoriul de nord-vest al Tran-
silvaniei (prin dictatul de la Viena din 30 august 1940), si Cadrilaterul (prin
tratatul de la Craiova din 7 septembrie 1940).
Cauzele eelei de-a doua colonizari s-au datorat, deci, tratatului de la
Craiova. Tratatul si Anexele sale! au fust ratifieate prin Decretullege Nr.
I 30.999 din 10 septembrie 1940. in cadrul Anexelor la Tratatul ineheiat intre
l
Romania si Bulgaria, art. 3 stabilea ca in termen de trei luni, ineepand eu
~
.
data schimbarii instrumentelor de ratificare ale Tratatului, sa se proeedeze,
"la un schimb obligatoriu supusii romani de origine etnica bulgara din judo
~ Tulcea si Constanta si supusi romani de origine etnica romana din judo
Durostori si Caliacra" . 2
Pentru aromani incepea asadar 0 noua stramutare: a treia pentru
farsirotii din Albania, a patra pentru gramustenii din Grecia si Bulgaria si in
fine, a cincea chiar, pentru fiin:lirotiiveniti din Grecia.
I
Pard a fost un blestem asupra lor: sa nu aiba liniste si staturnieire.

I. Publical1n MonHorul Oficial, Nr. 212. 12 seplembrie 1940 (si in limba franccza).
2. Loc. ciL

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Important este faptul di n-au sucombat; au sfidat aceste dureroase
exoduri de care au avut parte, constienti di nu Ie sunt harazite de soarta ci
de conjunctura vremurilor respective.
Tot astfel au tratat si aceasta ultima emigrare.
Inainte sa aratam cum s-a desfasurat recolonizarea si care au fost
localitatile unde au fost asezati, se cuvine a ne opri asupra unei chestiuni
care necesita 0 clarificare:

Numarularomanilorcolonizati
in Cadrilater

Cunoasterea cu exactitate a numarului aromanilor pana in 1940, era
imposibila. In tabelele recensamantului din 1930, nu au fost inclusi (probabil
pentru faptul ca inca nu erau cetateni, intrucat in recensamanturi mai recente
sunt trecuti, chiar daca aromanii din Romania nu sunt declarati etnie separata).
Din aceste motive in lucrarile de specialitate au fost avansate diverse
cifre, autorii minimalizand3sau amplificiind4numarullor. In ultima vreme s-
au luat in calcul cele doua cifre lansate de Vasile Musi si Constantin Noe.
Unii au considerat ca etalon estimarea Iacuta de V. Musi, altii pe cea a lui C.
Noe. Concret, primul, in cartea sa ..UIIdecelliu de c%llizare 111Dobrogea
Noua" , scrisa in 1935, indica cifra de 6.553 de familii (inmultit cu 5 media pe
familie - rezulta 32.765 de suflete). Vasile Musi nu indica sursa acestei
evaluari; Constantin Noe, in "Colonizarea Cadrilaterului" scrisa in 1938,
indica cifra de 4946 de familii de macedoneni (adica 24.730 de suflete). C.
Noe specifica sursa: tablourile de colonisti (capii de familii), aprobati pe cen-
tre si categorii la data de 15 februarie 1932, preluate de la Serviciile agricole
ale celor douajudete si pe care Ie publica la sfarsitullucrarii mentionate.
Deci, C. Noe evalua numarul aromanilor dupa tablourile cu colonistii

3. Th. Capidan, de exemplu in "Maeedorolllullii", pag. 8. estima numai 12.000 de
suflete.
4. Em. Bucuta in "Penillsllia Baleallieif", VI, 1928, alinna di numarullor ar Ii fost 40.000
de suflete, evident 0 exagerare: eu insumi am strecurat 0 inadvertenta in "Maeedoromullii pe vi1i1e
;s/or;e;". 1990, pag. 45, uode am scris ca "/0/01111popula/iei aromQlle sosi/e ill 1940-41 ill
Dobrogea. se es/imeazi//a 65382. filii fae mea-ell/pa, precizftlld ei/ aceas/if cifrif pre/lla/if dill
doellmen/e/e eerceta/e. indiClYdefl/p/ nllmi/ru/lIIllIror c%ni./i/or (deci.i rega/eni).
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aprobati in cele douajudete, in februarie 1932, afinnand ca "de lafebruarie
1932, panii astiizi (pana in 1938, dind ~i-a scris lucrarea, n.n.), sitl/alia
nl/mericii a colonistilor macedoneni nu s-a schimbat mult"5. Realitatea este
alta insa, colonizarea s-a continuat pe tot parcursul anului 1932 ~i 1933;
colonizarea inceta abia la sfar$itul lunii decembrie 19336. In acest interval
I' au sosit grupe numeroase de gramusteni din Bulgaria ~i din Grecia, tinu-
, turile Cavala $i Seres.
Cercetand fondul Prefecturii judo Durostor, existent la Arhivele statu-
lui din Ramnicu Valcea7, am gasit un document care face lumina in aceasta
problema; este vorba de un tablou numeric cu date exacte ale populatiei din
acest judet, pe nationalitati ~i coloni$ti, existenti la I mai 1940. Din pacate
pentru judetul Caliacra nu am gasit un asemenea document; fondul Prefec-
turii Caliacra este inexistent8, astfel ca tabIouI numeric pe localitati al popu-
latiei din Caliacra, similar eu eel din Durostor (ambele tablouri au fost ordo-
nate de guvemul Ion Antoneseu), nu este de gasit. Cunoa~tem insa numarul
familiilor (eapii de familie), eolonizate in acest judet pana la 1 septembrie
1937, dintr-un tablou eoncis al O.N.A.C.-ului, care specifica totalul Camili-
ilor pe nationalitati. Tablourile (atat pentru Durostor dit pentru Caliacra) au
fost cerute printr-~ cireulara expres de catre Tinutul Marea9, Serviciul
administrativ prin Rezidentul Regal.

5. C. Noe, "Colollizarea Cadrilaterllllli" , 1938, pag. 154.
6. incetarea oficiala a colonizarii a fost in directalegalura cu asasinarca primului min-
istru I.G.Duca,la 29 decembrie 1933. La aceasta crim1i au participat doi sludenti macedoneni.
Ion Caranica si Doru Belimace. Cel care a lras a fost Nicusor Constanlinescu. dar acesllucru a
avut mai putina important1i, cei doi au participat si ei la asasinal.
7. Acest fond s-a aflat in mod firsc pan1i in 1996 la Constanta. Din motive necunoscute
fondul "Cadrilater" a fost mulat la Ramnicu Valcea.
8. Din discutiile purtate cu doamna Angela Pop (c1ireia ii multumesc si pe accast1i cale pen-
tru informatiile pertinente oferile cu multa generozitate), arhivist principalla Arhivcle Slatului din
Constanta, am inteles c1ifondul respectiv a fost distrus. Se pare c1ia fost dus pe vremea comunistilor
la fabrica de hiirtie Lelea unde a fost "recidal", adic1i a fost refolosil ca materie prim1i.
9. Prin Decretul-Lege Nr. 347 din 14 august 1938, denumil sau dcnumil1i "Legea
administativd" s-au infiintat 10 unit1iti administrative numile tinuluri - cu atributii economice,
culturale si sociale. Adminislratia tinutului era condusa de un reziden! regal si de un consiliu
formal din membrii a!esi si membrii de drepl. Tinutu! Marea avea resedinta la Constanta Si
cuprindea judetele: Constanla, Tulcea, Ialomita, Caliacra si Durostor.
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Prefcctura Jud. Durostor
Nr. 005478, 21 Apr.1940
Intrare ($tampilii)

T/NUTUL MAREA 20. IV '940
SERVICIUL ADMINIS11?ATlV seer. execlltat
urgent
Urgent col. indescifrabil

Domnului prefect al juderuilli Durostor,

Cu onoare va rugam a ne fnainta de urgenra un tablou numeric cu
popularia dinjuderul Durostor; pe narionalitati etnice si pe comwze, inc/usiv
Toateorasele.
Ni se vor trimite datele actuale, la zi; fn nici un caz nu ni se vor trimite
datele recensamiintului din 1930, date pe care Ie avem si noi.
Tabloul va cuprinde populatia pe sujlete si va avea si 0 rubrica spe-
ciala 1ll1dese va trece, tot pe sllflete nllmarul coloni.5tilordin comuna, cu
provenienra lor (transilvaneni, bllcovineni, basarabeni, timoceni, macedo-
neni etc.).
De asemenea 0 rubrica va cuprinde nwnarul turcilor emigranti din
comuna.
Dl. referent statistic va centraliza aceste date si va avea grijii sa Jie
fnaintate Tinutului fn celmai scurt timp posibil.l

Rezident Regal
S.S.lndescifrabil Director
S.S.lndescifrabil

I. Arhivelc Slalului Rm. ViHcea. Fond, Prefeclura Judelului Duroslor, Dosar 24/1940,
fila I 15.
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The Macedo-Aromanians in Dobrlldja

Tablou
numeric de populafia dinjudelul Durostor pe nafionalitiifi la data de 1
Mai 1940 (suflete). Fond Prefectura ludelului Durostor.
Arhivele de Stat Riimnicu Viilcea, Dosar Nr. 24/1940, Filele 175-178.

1. Totaljudel: 185.775 (suflete)
din care: romani: 58.156
unguri: 46
germani: 23
ru!)i: 1.188
ruteni, ucraineni 1
sarbi, croati, sloveni 21
bulgari 79.632
poloni 4
evrei 267
gred 155
albanezi 5
armeni 671
turd 42.411
tatari 1.171
gagauti 11
tigani 1.977
alte nationalitati 37

II. Numiirul coloni~tilor # provenienla lor
Total suflete: 36.469 (inclu!)iin totalul romanilor de 58.156)
din care: transilvaneni 1.126
bucovineni 1.189
basarabeni 556
regateni 16.787
macedoneni 16.371 (suflete)
banateni 30
timoceni 410

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Ill. NllIniirul macedonenilor injude/Ul Durostor (Ia 1 mai 1940),pe comune

I. Plasa Accadanlar: 755 suflete
Baharchioi 6 Sinirul Nou 312
Balabanlar: 24 Sungurlar 1
Caralar 2
Ciler 17
Hasan-Faca 4
Rahman-A1>iclar 389

2. Plasa Curt-Bunar: 2.934 suflete
Alfatar: 449 Bei-Bunar 342
Arabagi 449 Curt-Bunar 944
Avdula 351 Sahinlar 399

3. Plasa Doimu#ar: 6.853 suflete
Aidemir 342 Fra1>ari 1.148
Garvan-Cioara 266
Arabagilar 664
Golebina Ceatlagea 589
Bazarghian 529
Cocina 591 Haschioi 428
Doimu1>lar 998 lalii-Ceatalgea 659
Srebarna 242
Vetrina 397

4. Plasa Ostrov: 3.168 suflete
Cociular 547 Chiose-Aidin 650
Babuc 618 Cainargeaua Mare 366
Caraorman 267
Calipetrova 253
Cainargeaua Mica 467

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5, Plasa Turtucaia: 2.661 suflete
Ahmatlar 130 Sarsanlar 100
Asfatchioi 434 Satul Vechi 193
Atmageaua Turksmil 3
Tatareasca 559 Uzungi Orman 514
Cadichioi 208 Vischioi 436
Rahova de Jos 20
Sarighiol: 164

A~adar, conform acestui document, numiirul macedo-aromanilor din
judetul Durostor la 1 mai 1940 era de 16.371 de suflete, adica 3.274 de
familii. In judetul CaIiacra au fost colonizate 2.690 de familii, adidi 13.450
de suflete. Statistica familiilor din CaIiacra a fost furnizata de O.N.A.C.,
printr-un tabIou concis pe nationaIitati a populatiei din acest judet la 1 sep-
! . tembrie 1937. Tabloul a fost publicat in presa locaIa a vremii:

Tablou t
De situatia coloni~tilor pe categorii aprobati de O.N.A.C. in judetul
Caliacra pana la 1 septembrie 1937.
Regateni: 8.390 capi de familie
~acedoneni 2.690 capi de familie
Banateni 913 capi de familie
Invatatori 183 capi de familie
Total 12.176 capi de familie

Numarul total al familiilor de aromani, colonizate in ambele judete a
fost de 5964, adica 29.820 de suflete.2

I. Apud "Straja Cadrilaterului" ,II, Nr. 22, Bazargic, 1937. Tabelul a Cost publica! si in
"Romanul" si "Tara lui Mircea".
2. Am aplical ca medie 5 membri. Pe alunci loale familiile de aromiini, formale din sOli,
p1irinti si copii aveau inlre.5 si 10 membri, de mulle ori chiar mai multi.
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Evacuarea~ia~ezarea
aromanilor
in localitafjle
dinjudoConstanta
~iTulcea

In vederea organizarii evacuarii populatiei din Cadrilater se infiinta pe
langa Ministerul Afacerilor Straine un Comisariat general cu sediul central
la Bucuresti, dar care isi desfasura activitatea efectiva la Constanta, unde
exista Comisariatul General pentru Dobrogea.3 Sarcina acestui comisariat
era sa dud la indeplinire atat deplasarea populatiei cat si rezolvarea tuturor
problemelor ce decurgeau din reasezarea ei. Populatia urma sa fie reasezaHi
in judetele Constanta si Tulcea unde existau terenuri disponibile, in urma
plecarii populatiei germane (prin conventia romano-germana) si a bulgariIor
(prin tratatul de la Craiova).
Evacuarea din Cadrilater s-a efectuat relativ rapid. Dupa 0 evidenHi
tinuta la zi de catre Comisia de evacuare de langa Tinutul Marea, pana la 18
septembrie populatia romana a fot complet evacuata; in zona se mai gaseau
capii de familie, care s-au rdntors pentru a recolta si transport a ultimele
culturi, fIoarea soarelui, fasolea etc (unii dintre capii de familie).4
Deoarece insa, germanii si bulgarii nu parasisera localitatile din cele
doua judete, s-a stabiIit ca populatia romaneasca din Cadrilater sa fie cazata
temporar in judetul lalomita si in Dobrogea de sud (in zona localiHitiiNegru
Voda cat si in Tuzla, Plopeni, Baraganul, Negresti). Sederea colonistilor
aromani (si a celorIalti colonisti, evident), pana la urma a fost de durata mai
mare; bulgarii n-au respectat protocolul romano-bulgar care prevedea ca ei
sa paraseasca regiunea pana la 15 decembrie 1940. Ca urmare a acestei
intarzieri aromanii au trebuit sa petreaca iarna anului 1940-1941 in judetul
lalomita (unde se afla grosul de refugiati), fiiod cazati iarasi prin casele

3. Comisar general era penlru Dobrogea Cola CiumeUi.
4. Cf. unui raport adrcsal generalului I. Anloncscu, (condudilorul stalului). de caire
generaillf N. SloenesclI, la 18 scplcmbrie 1940. Aplld. A.M.R.. fond M.R.. Secrclariallll
General, dosar 2677. fila 324-327.
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10calnicilor5,cu bagajele aruncate in curtile acestora, cu lipsuri de tot felul,
in special cele alimentare (ale diror preturi crescusera vertiginos)6; nevoiti
sa lucreze pentru intretinerea familiilor ca zilieri la construirea ~oselei
Tandarei-Urziceni care se afla de-a lungul zonei de dislocare.
Abia in aprilie 1941, Comisariatul Colonizarii a decis ca toti coloni~tii
~ezati temporar in judetele din vechiul regat (alti coloni~ti fusesera cazati
~i in judetele OIt ~i Teleorman) sa tie trimi~i in Dobrogea. Atribuirea de
gospodarii ~i terenuri coloni~tilor s-a filcut de ditre comisii formate dintr-un
reprezentant al Serviciului Comercial al Colonizarii, primarul comunei,
preotul, invatatorul, notarul ~icate un delegat al coloni~tilor din tiecare cen-
tru de colonizare (la fel ca in Cadrilater). In decembrie 1941 s-a infiintat
Inspectoratul General al Colonizarii in Dobrogea, care avea misiunea sa
pregateasca lucrarile de detinitivare a colonistilor. Deocamdata se atribuiau
colonistilor, in centrele repartizate, cate 0 gospodarie provizorie, rara acte
de proprietate; aceasta situatic de provizorat a creat posibilitatea unora sa se
mute dintr-un loc in altul. Mai mult, dintr-un raport al consilierului tehnic
pentru recolonizarea DobrogeF, destul de tendentios la adresa aromanilor8,
aflam ca in timpul dictaturii legionare mase mari de colonisti erau mutate
dintr-un centru in altul; dupa cum dictau interesele dictaturii, diutand prin

5. Localitiltile unde au fost cazati temporar sunt trecute toate, cu ocazia instructiunilor
difuzate prefecturilor, in Arhivele Statului Tulcea, Fond Prefectura judetului Tulcea, Oosar 67,
1940, fila II si Oosar Nr. 76/1940, filele 2-19; public ate si in N. Cusa, Aromanii, pag. 141-
158.
6. "NOlll", Fond Brigada 7 Cavalerie, Oosar 64, fila 164, apud AM.R., pag. 183-185.
7. Raportullui Oem Viltafu, consilier tehnic pcntru recolonizarea Oobrogei, in Arhivele
Statului Constanta, fond Prefectura Jud. Constanta, 73, Dosar Nr. 16,1948, filele 15, 16.
8. Autorul afirmil c1I in 1941 cele mai mari si mai bune centre de colonizare erau
supraaglomerate de macedoneni, care puneau pc fugil pe ceilalti colonisti. Prin aceasta, con-
silierul f1Icea aluzie la faptul c1I multi colonisti aromani au intrat in "Legiune" si c1I de aici
avantajele. Este adev1lrat ca multi aromani au intrat in aceast1i organizatie (compusil insil in
majoritate din romani), cil au f1Icut-o probabil cu gandulla obtinerea unor avantaje (se poartil si
in zilele noastre); dar asezarea aromanilor fiirsiroti in localitiltile de care pomeneste el (Cocosu.
Ovidiu, Ferdinand, Cogealac, Viile Noi. Anadalchioi). s-a datorat unci alte cauze. F1Irsiro\ii
doreau sil fie impreuna. de aici si aglomeratia de care se vorbeste. Oeci asezarea lor in aceste
localitilti in grupuri compacte nu are vreo leglituriicu eventualul lor legionarism. Si
gr1imustenii, 0 parle din ei evident. au fosl Jegionari si lotusi s-au asezat in localil1itile din
judetul Tulcea.

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accasta sa-i apropie de conceptiile lor. Dupa lichidarea dictaturii legionare
de catre generalul Antonescu incep din nou muHirile, cu camioanele si
mitralierele de data aceasta, risipindu-i pe banuitii simpatizanti sau membri
ai legiunii in judetul Constanta, pc cei din Tulcea, iar pe cei din Constanta
in judo Tulcea, la voia intampHirii, nu dupa posibiliHitile de colonizare ca 0
problema de stat. Toate acestea s-au petrecut intr-adcvar in anii 1941, 42,
43 si 44. Totusi in primavara anului 1942 s-a inceput intocmirea con-
tractelor colective pentm arenzile si chiriile ce au de platit pentm casele si
terenurile atribuite. Lucrarile de definitivare si dare in proprietate a gos-
podariilor si terenurilor agricole s-au desrusurat intre anii 1946-1947, cand
au primit si actele de proprietate. Casele Ie-au platit, la fel ca in Cadrilater
cu deosebirea ca acolo Ie-au construit ei (in afara celor cumparate de la
turcii emigranti si de la bulgarii care au plecat din Cadrilater), pe cata
vreme aid Ie-au preluat doar, casele fiind foste proprictati ale germanilor si
bulgarilor refugiati din Dobrogea.
Pe baza documentelor cercetate: Fondul Inspectoratului General al
colonizarilor din Dobrogca (Arhivele Statului din Constanta), Fondul
Oficial de Cadastru TuIcea (Arhivele Statului din TuIcea), Fondul O.N.A.C.
al judetului Tulcea, inventar 1921-1941, (Directia GeneraHi a Arhivelor
Statului din Bucuresti), yom prezenta localitatile si numarul de familii de
aromani care s-au stabilit in Dobrogea in primavara anului /941.

Vom incepe mai intai cu judetul Constanta:
1. Agigea: 39 de familii (pindeni si rurseroti), 2. AnadaIchioi (fost
cartier al Constantei): 79 de familii (rurseroti, gramusteni, pindeni), 3. Baia
(pe atunci facea parte din judo Constanta): 50 de familii (gramusteni -
Bulgaria), 4. Cobadin: 53 de familii (gramusteni - Bulgaria), 5. Cogealac:
169 de familii (runseroti - Grecia), 6. Colilia (azi acest sat s-a desfiintat; a
apartinut comunei Pantelimonul de Jos): 61 de familii (gramusteni din
Bulgaria si Grecia), 7. Dobromir Deal: 16 familii (gramusteni - Grecia),
8. Dobromir Vale: 43 de familii (gdimusteni Bulgaria), 9. Gradina - Cheia:
20 ~e familii (amestecati, 1arsiroti, gramusteni - Bulgaria si din Hrupistea-
Grecia), 10. Mangalia: 13 familii (pindeni - Veria - Grecia), 14. Ferdinand
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The Macedo-Aromall;alls ;11 Dobrudja

(actuala comuna M. Kogalniceanu): 229 de familii (farseroti - Grecia), 12
Mihai Viteazu: 239 de familii (Iarseroti, gramusteni - Livezi - Grecia), 13.
Nisipari: 45 de famiIii (Iarseroti Albania 5i Grecia), 14 Ovidiu: 108 familii
(far5eroti - Grecia - Albania), 15. Cocosu (azi Poiana-sat ce apartine
comunei ora5 Ovidiu): 70 de famiIii (far5eroti - Grecia), 16. Palazu Mare:
119 familii (tar5eroti - Albania), 17. Palazu Mic: 39 de familii (Iar5eroti-
Grecia), 18. Panduru (pe atunci apartinea de judo Constanta): 228, 19.
Ramnicul de Jos (la acea data facea parte din judo Constanta); 331 de familii
(gramusteni - Bulgaria), 20. Sacele: 65 de familii (gramusteni - Bulgaria),
21. Sinoe (apartinea de Constanta): 268 de familii (gramusteni - Bulgaria 5i
Grecia), 22. Tariverde:136 de familii (gramusteni - Bulgaria 5i Grecia), 23
Techirghiol: 60 de familii (pindeni - Veria - Grecia), 24. Tuzla: 30 de
familii (pindeni 5i far5eroti), 25. Valea Neagra: 7 familii (gramusteni), 26.
Viile Noi (fost cartier al Constantei):45de familii (far5eroti- Albania 5i
Grecia).
in judetul Constanta de atunci (azi Baia, Panduru, Ramnic, Sacele si
Sinoe fac parte din judo Tulcea), au fost definitivate in 26 de centre un
numar de 2562 de familii.9

Judetul Tulcea
1. Agighiol: 27 de familii (gramusteni), 2. Babadag: 8 familii (gra-
musteni), 3. Beidaud: 332 de familii (gramusteni din Bulgaria 5i Republica
Macedonia de azi), 4. Camena; 129 de familii (gramusteni - Bulgaria si
Grecia), 5. Congaz: 75 de familii (gramusteni si farseroti - Grecia Si
Albania), 6. Cataloi: 53 de familii (gramusteni), 7. Casimcea: 14 familii
(gramusteni), 8. Cerna: 262 de familii (megleniti, dar 5i cateva familii de
gramusteni si chiar farseroti din Grecia), 9. Ceamurlia de Jos: 200 de familii
(gramusteni), 10. Ceamurlia de Sus: 303 familii (gramusteni), II. Eschibaba:
231 de familii (gramusteni), 12. Lunca: 16 familii (gramusteni), 13. Lascar

9. Cf. (pentru fiecare localitate, in acciasi ordine): I. Oosar 1/1947,2.0.4/1947,
3.0.1111947; 4. 023/1947,5.076/1947,6.0.26/1947,7.038/1947 ,8.036/1947.9.0.46/1947.
10.051/1947, II. 0.53/1947,12.055/1947,13.0.16/1947.14.0.30/1947. 15. 039/1948,
16.0.65/1947,17.0911953,18.0.67/1947,19. Rcgistru AgricoJ 115,116, Fond Prirnarie
Ramnic, 20.0.7511947,21. O. 79/1947,22. O. 81/1947. 23. O. 8411947,24. O. 86/1947,
25. O. 89/1947, Toalc din fond O.N.A.C., Arhivele Statului Constanta.
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Catargiu: 6 familii; 14. Malcoci: 12 familii; 15. Mihai Bravu: 10 familii; 16.
Mihail Kogalniceanu: 307 familii (gramusteni si diteva familii de farseroti).
17. Principele Mihai (Nicolae Balcescu): 341 familii (gramusteni), 18.
Razboieni: 15 familii; 19. Sarighiol Deal: 220 de familii (gramusteni _
Grecia), 20. Tulcea (comuna): 23 de famiIii; 21. Tistimelu: 84 de familii.
In judetul Tulcea de atunci au fost definitivate in 21 de centre un
numar de 2.668 de familiLIO
In total, numarul familiilor de macedo-aromani colonizate in Dobrogea
este de 5230. Diferenta de 734 de familii, din cele 5.964 de familii de
aromani colonizate in Cadrilater, reprezinta famiIiile care nu au fost colo-
nizate in Dobrogea.

Nota

Pe multi aromani, probabil ca aceasta cifra Ii va dezamagi si ii va face
sa-si puna intrebarea fueasca:
Oare noi, aromanii, in toata Dobrogea, suntem numai 5.200 si ceva de
familii?
Nu! Evident ca nu, cele 5.200 erau familiile mari, compuse din bunicii
nostri, care aveau pe parintii nostri, aflati la 0 vftrstamajora (cu frati si surori de
vftrsta apropiata cu ei). Din start deci, aici in Dobrogea, familiile de aromani
deveneau prin casatoriile acestora de 2 , de 3 sau chiar de 4 ori mai multe in
rastimp de numai cativa ani.
Nicolae Saramandu, in lucrarea sa recenta (Studii aronulne $; megleno-
romline, ed. Ex Ponto, Constanta, 2003), ne spune ca in 1968 erau in cele doua
judete 7.145 de familii. De atunci numiirullor a crescut indiscutabil, depasind,
dupa aprecierea noastra cifra de 10.000de familii.
Majoritatea astiizi se afla in ora$ul Constanta prin stabilire de domiciliu.

10. Directia Generala a Arhivelor Statului, Bucuresti, Fond O.N.A.C., judetul
Tulcea, inventar 1921-1941; Arhivele statului TlIlcea, Fond Oficiul de Cadastru TlIlcea,
Dosar 368/1947, filele 1-17, penlru localitatea Camena, Dosar nr. 361/1947, filele 1-
22, pentru localitatea Tistimelu (azi Vasile Alecsandri); Fond Primaria Eschibaba,
Dusar 29/1948, filele 174-178.
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Multi se ami in ora~ul Tulcea, intr-o pondere mai micii tara indoiala; imbu-
curator este faptul cii se mai pastreaza grupuri compacte in satele armane~tidin
judetele Tulcea ~iConstanta (Eschibaba, Tistimelu,Ceamurlia de 5us, Beidaud,
Baia in judo Tulcea, ~i Cogealac, M. KogaIniceanu, Ovidiu, Poiana in judo
Constanta).
De relevat, de asemenea este faptul ca a incetat definitiv exodu1 ditre
capitala, exod practicat in deceniile 6-7-8. Acum, chiar daca aromanii sc sta-
bilesc in ora~, parasindu-~i satele, devenite pentru generatiile de dupa 41, de
b~tina, se stabilesc in Constanta.
Faptul estc salutar pentru ca in felul acesta se incheaga mau mult comuni-
tatea compacta a macedo-aromanilorce exista in Constanta.

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I. ETHNOGENESISAND THE NAME OF THE
AROMANIAN PEOPLE

The Aromanians are the Descendantsof the
Roman World in the Balkans

Historians and linguists have always been highly interested in thc
origins of the Aromanians. Concerning this issue, three concepts or theories
have been bornl. The first, an older one, reaching far back to the period of
the chronieIers2, pleaded for the origins of the Aromanians in the north of
the Danube. The champions of this theory regarded the ancestors of the
Aromanians as the Romanians who had been transferred from Dacia across
the Danube. Meanwhile, due to its lack of argumentationand sheer abstraction,
this theory has been abandoned. Although the other two theories are
contrary to each other, they still agree on one subject: they both plead for
I'
1 See Cusa 1990: 9-33 where early Byzantine documents are presented for the first
time. They refer to the origins of the Vlachs in the south of the Danube. The most significant
~. secondary sources on the ethnogenesis of the Aromanian are also included here.
2 Miron Costin in On the Romanian People; Dimitrie Cantemir in The Chronicle of the
Origins of the Moldavian-Romanian-Vlachs; Petru Maior, the representative of The New
School in Ardeal in The History of the Beginnings of the Romanian in Dacia established a
period for the transfer (during the reign of Gallienus - 268-270)at the same time with the great
invasion of the Goths; Bogdan Pietriceicu Hasdeu in 'Stratum and substratum'. Etymologicum
Magnum Romaniae 1894: 59-60 argued that the Iransfer or Ihe migration of the Ammanian 10
Ihe soulh oflhe Danube occurred at the same time with the arrival of the Hungarian.
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the origins of the Aromanians in the south of the Danube. Controversy arise
when foeus falls on an approximate localisation of the origins.
The second theory pleads for the origins of the Aromanians in the
north of the Balkan Peninsula where the Romans were ruling bcfore the
arrival of the Slavs. The Roman domination, however, did not reach far
towards the south, that is beyond the Jire~ck line3. To the south of the line,
the Thraco-Illyrian-Macedonian native population had been greecised4.
To the north of the Jire~ek line, at the same time with the arrival of
the Slavs, the romanised population - unlike the population in the south -
had been slavised. The champions of this theory argue that the process of
slavisation did not affect the population that moved northwards to increase
the number of the Romanians in the north of the Danube or southwards and
westwards to give birth to the Aromanians, the Megleno-Romanians and
the Istro-Romanians5.

3. Constantin Jireeck, professor at the University of Prague anl! Vienna. who establishel!
the famous line of l!emarcation of the Ronmn world in the Balkans. which bears his name This
line was drawn from the Adriatic Sea. from the city of Lissus (tnday the Albanian city of Lezhe)
towards the East to the mouths of the Danube, including the territory of Dacia under Aurelian' s
reign and the two Moesias. It had as border Dalmazia in the North and Macedonia in the South.
4. The Historical and Ethnical Romanian Space 1933: 8
5. This theory was sustained by Dimitrie Onciul in The Romanians in Dacia during
the Reign of Trajan before the Foundation of the Principalities 1932: 32. who doubtcd the
existence of the Roman world beyond Jireeek as he regarded it as dangerous issue to be raised
by other theories which did not admit the conlinuity of Ihe Daco-Romanian population in Dacia
and which were promoted by Franz Joseph Sulzer. I (,hr Engel. and eSIX'eially Robert Roesler
and his Roeslerian theory; Ion Nistor in The Origins of the Romanians in the Balkans and
the Vlachias in Thessaly and Epirus, 'The Annals of the Romanian Academia' III vol. XXVI.
mem.? p.2; C.c. Giurescu in The History of the Romanian People 1942: vol. I 314; P. P.
Panaitescu in An Introduction into the History of the Romanian Culture 1969: 118-120.
The philologists Ovidiu Densusianu. Alexandru Rosetti and George Murnu shared the same
beliefs. One particular position among Romanian historians was adopted by A. D. Xenopol.
Contrary to the historians we mentioned above, Xcnopol in The History of the Romanian
People in Dacia during the Reign of Trajan 1888: vol. I 109. considers that the Daco-
Romanian and the Macedo-Romanian are IWOpeoples diJff!rem ".I' nOlllre oJtheir origins whn.<e
hllge resemblance is due to circllmstalllial blending oJ the same elements and they speak a
different language if we compare words from the Romanian and Aromanian lexis. He pleads for
their meridional origins far more to the: south than all the other historians, that is in the Balkans
(he also regards Moosia as less mmanised in anliquily) but althe same time and for the same
reasons - dallgerous issues. he was categorical in defining them as a (tifferen! pc>oplc.
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The third theory regards the Aromanians as the native inhabitants of
the southern Balkan Peninsula. According to this theory, to which more and
more researchers are subscribing today, the Aromanians are the descendants
of the old Roman world in the Balkans who resisted the allogene pressure.
Contrary to the champions of the second theory who argue that the ancestors
of the Aromanians originate in the north of the Balkan Peninsula, the
champions of this theory consider that the ancestors of the Aromanian are
the descendants of the Roman world in the south of the Balkan Peninsula,
that is in Macedonia, Pindus and the south of Albania6 - the region where
they were born and lived and where they still live today7.

6. Having defeated Macedonia (as a result of three long and outrageous wars between
215 and 168 BC) at Pydna in the year of 168 BC, the Romans divided the late kingdom into
four tributary states; twenty years later, in the year of 148 BC, Macedonia became a Roman
province (hence earlier, before Dacia). Most of the population (the Macedonian, the Thraco-
lIIyrians and the Greeks) was romanised. See 8 below.
7. Another champion of this theory was Nicolae lorga who in his vast, surpassing and
unique historical writings - was particularly interested in the history of the Balkan Peninsula. As
far as the Aromanians arc concerned, Nicolae lorga was in favour of their meridional origins - he
also admitted that they might have originated in the IIlyrian South. In The History of the
Romanian People 1922: vol. I 139-140, he mentioned that The Macedo-Romanian elements
should be derived from the Roman population of the JI/yrian regions in the same way as the
Albanians originate from the isolated elemellls of a lIot completely romanised population from
the same provinces [. ..J There have hardly been more conservatory elements thall those of the
inhabitants of the mountains and the so-called Macedo-Romanians or the Romanians in the
Pindus MountaillS who have always been consistent with their nature. There is no melllioning of
any shift in any period even a more recelll one: they remain aI/ached to their well-defined
shepherding areas today as always, reaching far back 10 the eldest times; they ha~'e a summer
homeland and a winter homeland and these have always remained unchanged. That they might
have taken refuge in Moesia or Thessaly from any Slav barbarians or any other barbarians who
might have been around back then - we could ,wt admit. Gheorghe I. Bratianu. the son of IJ.C.
Bratianu (the leader of the National Liberal Party) , professor at the University of Bucharest
between 1940 and 1947 when he got arrested, and who succeeded Nicolae Iorga in the
Department of Universal History, after his assassination in 1940, an expert in the Aromanian
history (he went to visit them in Cadrilater - see the newspaper Universul (The Universe), XLV
no. 81, August, 7'" 1927), made the difference between the Roman world in the Balkans in general
and that of the Aromanians in particular (although he did acknowledge the BY7.antine sources) at
the same time also highlighting the popular versions (Gh. I. Bratianu was by all means a
supporter of tradition). In the name of this tradition, an early existence could be supported by the
names of the places where the Aromanians used 10live and still live today. (see Gh. I. Bratianu in
The Historical Tradition on the Foundation of the Romanian States 1980: 53-54)
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We also notice that this theory whose champions included Teodor
Capidan8 and Tache Papahagi9 acknowledges the dislocation from Moesia
and the descent of several groups towards the above-mentioned area. The
establishment of the Roman world in Pindus, Epirus and Thessaly was not at
all circumstantial, in the sense that we could explain the di.vlocationtowards
the South if we admitted that this Romanian population passed through and
established in the regions where they were certain tofind others of their own
kind, speakers of the same language as their own/a; otherwise they would
have headed for the West, towards the Roman World on the Dalmatian Coast,
taking refuge from the Slav invasion which was coming from the East and
North-East. In addition, the supplement from the North did consolidate the
already existing Roman world.

8. Romanian scholar and philologist, author of many surpassing linguistic, historical and
ethnographic writings such as The Macedo-Romanians. Ethnography, History and
Language, The Farsherots. A Linguistic Study on the Romanians in Albany, and especially
The Aromanians. The Aromanian Dialect. A Linguistic Study, the latter receiving a reward
from the Romanian Academia. In The Roman World in the Balkans 1936: 55-57, regarding the
ethnogenesis of the Aromanians. he stated that There are many reasons for the persistence of a
Roman world in the south of the Balkan Peninsula: jirst of all, the existence of the Roman domi-
nation in this part of the penillSula earlier then the conquering of Dacia as well as the beginning
of a romanisation which had not been hindered by the Greek cullUre as we have considered so
far; secondly, the presem selliements of the Romanians [the Aromanians] are obvious reminders
of earlier origillS if we consider the names of dijferem places in their Romanian [Aromanian]
form (Baiasa, Salonic, moumain peaks - Moasa, Dziina, Ciuma-nalti1, Suma cu bradu, ou - the
words ciuma and suma, of Latin origin, with the etymological meaning of height are no longer
used today - they are thus words inherited by the Aromanians in these regions)
9. Romanian scholar and philologist, with particular interest in the study of the
Aromanian language. His most important writing is The Dictionary of the Aromanian
General and Etymological Dialect, a real encyclopaedia and the most useful instrument of
study of the Aromanian language. In An Insight into the IIIyrian Roman World, 'Speaking
and Feeling' 1923: vol. I, fasc. I 72-75, he stated his opinion on the origins of the Aromanians:
From the geographical point of view we must acknowledge the existence of the Roman world
in the Illyrian Solllh in a direct territorial continuity with Moesia Superior. I memionthat the
Illyrian South means the Pindus moumains as well as the south oftoday's Albania. It is also
reasonable to admit that the Roman military life facto ipso within these provinces had to be
led in bigger or smaller Roman enclaves, having maintained their ethno-linguistic individuali-
ty for centuries before their consolidation in compact groups produced by the overflowing or
the dislocation of the population throughout the region of Pindus.
10 Ibidem.
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This theory has been supported by many researchers of Aromanian
origin in Greece. They advocate their Balkan origins - in their opinion,
however, the Aromanians are the descendants of the Greek population which
was latinised during the Roman domination.II
In conclusion, in compliance with the two theories, we could confirm
that the South Danubian origins of the Aromanians is peremptory. Peremptory
is also the fact that before the Slav invasion (in a large number during the reign
of Focas (602-610) on both banks of the Danube itself a mealtS of internal
communication for so long and not at all a frontier to divide the Roman
worldl2, on the basis of common ground, a substantial Roman population was
born throughout centuries of imperial domination. This population was
extended from the Carpathians to Macedonia (in compliance with the second
theory) as well as towards the Illyrian South, that is Pindus, Epirus and the
South of Albania (in compliance with the third theory). It is also beyond doubt
that this population started speaking a similar language - Proto-Romanian-
with regional differences due to strata and features characteristic of the Latin
language which was spoken by the Roman conquerors.13
The settlement of the Slavs in the South of the Danube produced the
disintegration of the original unity of the Roman world in four groups,
which have later resulted in the Romanians - in the North of the Danube -,
the Aromanians - in the South of the Danube, in the Balkan countries -, the
Mcgleno-Romanians - in the Meglen Fields, in the North-East of Salonic-
and the Istro-Romanians - in Istrian Peninsula. The Proto-Romanian lan-
guage or the Fore-Romanian was also divided into four dialects: Romanian,
Aromanian, Megleno-Romanian and Istro-Romanian.l4 - which began to
evolve separately as functionallanguages.l5

I\. T. M. Katsoughiannis, S. N. Liakos, A. G. Laz:orou
12. Cf. Nicolae Serban Tanasoca in Historic Studies Concerning the Past of the
Romanians across the Danube 1984: 8
13. Cf Matilda Caragiu Marioteanu in The Aromanian Dictionary 1977: 440
14. The Aromanian, the Megleno-Romanian and the Istro-Romanian as well as the
-
Romanian languages are dialects of a common language the Proto-Romanian or the Fore-
Romanian. In the opinion of many Romanian linguists, they are all dialects of the Romanian
language.
15. See in M. Caragiu Marioleanu 1977: 439-448.
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Aromanian(Macedo-Aromanian)
- Arman(Macedo-Arman)

The Romanians, the Aromanians, the Megleno-Romanians and the
Istro-Romanians appear in medieval sources under the name of Vlachs (a
word of German origin -Walh- which was initially used to describe all the
Roman descendants; inherited and adapted by the Slavs, the Hungarians,
the Greeks, the Turks, it became an ethnical name for all the four above-
mentioned groups).16
The Romanians on the left of the Danube and the Romanians on the
right of the Danube, the descendants of the old Roman world, kept the
living memory of an original unity and harmony in the ethnical name which
both have assumed: Ruman (Rumani) - Ruman (Rumani), reproducing, as
consequence of linguistic norms of transformation, the Latin form romal1us.17
As a result of a separate evolution, the term Ruman has undergone a
radical transformation, the same as the other two dialects. Ruman has
become Roman (or Romanian as we translate it into the English language)
in the Romanian language in the North of the Danube; meanwhile, in the
South of the Danube, in the Aromanian language Ruman has been pro-
nounced with a prothetic fa! as in Aruman as a result of a characteristic
feature of the Aromanian language according to which vowels are added in
front of difficult consonants that occur at the beginning of a word. IS As a
result of the fall of fuf from the first syllable, Aruman has become
Arman.19

16. It is for this matter that I have considered the phrase Macedo-Aromanian more
appropriate than Macedo-Vlach.
17. Cf. Teodor Capidan in The Aromanians. The Aromanian Dialect. A Linguistic
Study 1932: 8 - reedited by Justina Burci and Camelia Zabavii 2001 with a preface by Lucian
Chisu.
18. Cf. Teodor Capidan in The Macedo-Romanians. Ethnography, History,
Language 1942: 10-17
19. Ibidem.
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Arman is the only name acknowledgedand
usedby all the Aromanians Armani20 -
The name Aroman (or Aromanian as we use it in the English lan-
guage) is a word which has been derived from Arman, transformed from
the word Roman (or Romanian as we use it in the English language)21,
promoted by the scholars22 and used accordingly in scientific writings, in
magazines and newspapers.23The various alternatives that were circulating
in scientific writings about the Aromanians have been demonetised -

20. It is a common place that in academic writings (see Teodor Capidan, 1932: 3-7,
Max Demeter Peyfuss, The Aromanian Issue 1994: 12 in N. S. Tanasoca's translation) they
rightfully argue that the Farsherots ( Farserotil'i) call themselves Ramarii not Armeln'; because
they are not familiar with the linguistic phenomenon of the protection of Ial before 11'1having
adopted the strong linguistic influence of rolling Irrl from the Albanian language which is, in
fact, pronounced as Iyl in the Romanian language, similar to the French language. All this held
true only for the Farsherots in Albania. The farsherots in Greece were not familiar with this
strong linguistic phenomenon Irrl - they used to call themselves Ruman. In my family, my
father Anastase Cusa (1919-1985, born in Grammaticuva, Greece) and my mother Flurica
Cusa (1925-1994, bolll Rosu in Patichina, Greece) , a family of plain Farsherots, within which
we have all spoken the Aromanian language, did not apply the rule of this linguistic phenomenon;
it is, however, possible to have applied it (?) 100 or 200 years ago, since all the Farsherots
originate from Albania. Concerning the Aromanians in Albania, between 1990 and 1992, during
my visits to Ihis country, I noticed that they did not apply the rule of this phenomenon either -
they had adopted the name of Armal/ (or Aromanian as we call them in English) - even though
some of them elTOneously pronounced it AnI/ell. The Plisots - the Farsherots from Albania
who had settled in Dobrudja- did the same. They all adopted the name Arman and the literary
name Aroman (or Aromanian as we translate it into the English language).
21. Cf. The Explanatory Dictionary of the Romanian Language 1996: 60.
22. The first was Gustav Weingand, professor at the University of Lcipzig, who wrote
many scientific papers on the Aromanians starting from studies undertaken at the place of thcir
belonging. His fundamental writing is Die Aromunen: Ethnographisch-philosophisch-his-
torische Untersuchungen iiber das Volk der sogenannten Makedo-Romanen oder
Zinzaren in two volumes, published in Lcipzig, 1895.
23. Aroman in the Romanian language, Aroumains in the French language,
Arumunen in the German language. Aromeni in the Italian language, Aromanian in the
English language.
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Aroman I Arman being the only name unanimously acknowledged by all
the Aromanians who live in Greece, the Republic of Macedonia, Albania,
Bulgaria and Romania.24
We mention that several local names are still being preserved and
are usually chosen by the Aromanians themselves in order to designate the
most important stems and branches. The name of the stems are derived, as in
the case of the Romanians or other peoples worldwide, from the geographical
areas: the Pindeni (from the Pindus Mountains), the Gramusteni (from the
Gramos Mountain, which is a extension of the Pindus Mountains), the
Muzachiari (from the Muzakia Fields in Albania) and the Farsherots
(from a place Pharsala).
The name of the stems is derived from the name of the village or
town in which they lived as it follows: Plisot (from Pleasa, a place in
Albany), Pruyian (from Poroi/a/ Superior in Greece), Viryiot (from Veria
in Greece), Avdil'at (from Avdela in Greece), Lupuvean (from Lupova in
Bulgaria), Bujduvean (from Bujdova in Bulgaria), ~utruveaD (from Satra
in Bulgaria), Yeanie6ti (from Ianita in Greece), Gumal6ti (from Giumaia
Superior in Bulgaria), BaDot (from Bania in the Republic of Macedonia),
Curtuvean (from Curtova, Bulgaria), Bataam (from Batac in Bulgaria),
Livadyean (from Liviidz in Greece).

24. The Aromanians live in the United States, in New York, SI. Francisco, SI. Louis,
Bridge Port; in Australia in Melbourne and Sydney; in several Western European countries.
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II. THE STEMSOF THE AROMANIANS
SETTLED DOWN IN DOBRUDJA

The Fra~eroti I Far~eroti or the Farsherots

The first Aromanians who had settled down in Dobrudja were the
Farsherots. They represent the stem of the Aromanians second in number
after the Gramusteni.1 Their name comes from Farsala, a place situated in
the South of Valona (Vlore - a seaport on the Adriatic Sea, in the southern
part of Albania), where Caesar's soldiers landed, whom the local inhabitants
and the soldiers of Pompeii2 had seen and called in the panic of landing:
'Watch out! Here come the Pharsaliots! The Pharsaliots!,3
There is a second theory which advocates the fact that the name
comes indeed from Farsala; however, it was not the above-mentioned place
the stem derives its name from, but Pharsala in Thessaly (today's Greece), a

I. In Romania and not in the South of the Danube where the Farsherots are more
numerous than the Gramusteni.
2. Stationed in Epirus and IlIyria as early as 49 BC, after the defeat of Brundisium in
Italy, when Pompeii had withdrawn in Macedonia. See Theodor Mommsen. The Roman
. History 1988: vol. III: 222-226.
3. Cf. the ethnographer Antonio Baldacci, apud Anastase Hilciu, The Aromanians.
Trade, Industry, the Arts, Expansion, Civilisation -
1936: 142 republished in Constantza by
the publishing house "Cartea Aromilna" 2003; ed. Tiberiu Cunia and Dumilru Stere Oarofi!.
The term Farsalioli was widely used especially in Greece. Today all the Aromanians in this
stem call themselves Fiirsiroli'or F1irsiroti.
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place where in the year of 48 BC the battle between Caesar and Pompeii
was fought. The latter had been watching Caesar defeating all his armies
and had decided to flee from the battle field to take refuge on a ship towards
the East. His soldiers, the partisans from his camp in Macedonia, had
retreated up in the mountains to take refuge and shelter as early as 49 BC
to later give birth to the great populations of the Farsherots and the
Megalo-Vlachs.4
The third theory supports the assumption according to which the name
of the Farsherots comes from another place situated in the South-East of
Albania: Fra$ari or Fra$eri (which included 15,000 inhabitants in the years
of maximum growth, today it is only a small Albanian village with a few
Aromanian inhabitants).5 Moreover they also assumed that the entire stem
had originated in the region of Fra$ari, where shepherds from Gramos and
Pindus were settling down (as a result of population in excess); they admit,
however, the existence of other Aromanian populations within this area
before the overflow. 6
It is, however, a tradition of the Farsherots to reach far back for their
origins to the old times of the colonists brought from Italy after the battles
between Caesar and Pompeii and whose descendants they believe they are.?
This noble origin has been pointed out by loan Caragiani who argued that
among numerous tribes of Romanians [Aromanians] in the Balkan
Peninsula, there is one in particular which spreads in Albania, Epirus,
Macedonia, Thessaly and all around Greece. The call themselves
Rumani or Rumeni whereas all the other Aromanians call them
Far~eroti or Far~eroti. Most of them have always been nomadic
-
without any village to permanently live in during the summer they
live in their own villages in the mountains, near their sheepfolds and
4. Cf. Anastase Haciu 1936: 141
5. Teodor Capidan, Nomadic Aromanians 1926: 42-47
6. Ibidem
7. During the presence of Caesar in Egypt, in IIIyria, the soldiers of Pompeii were
swarming illside the country as they had been scallered by the war ill Thessaly. so that the
Romans had to bring there new cohorts and riders 10maintain the peacein the region. Whell
Caesar ret/lrlled to Egypt, the danger llad beell overcome ill I//yria Apud. Theodor
Mommsen 1988: 243
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during the winter they live in the fields where they descent with their
flocks to winter. In the popular belief of all Aromanians. the country of
the Farsherots has always been Albania, where they had spread from in
many places with the exception of those who remained behind and still
live there. It was from one of the latter - whom I had met in the island of
Corfu - that I learnt that, by an old tradition, the Farsherots had come to
Albania and Thessaly far over the sea and they were once called
Farsaliots and not Farsherots whereas they used to call themselves
Rumani or Rumeni and consequently. they are the old Roman colonists
brought from Italy to Illyria and Thessaly after the battles between
Caesar and Pompeii in Dyrachium and Pharsala. Some of the
Aromanians believe that the Farsherots would come from a small village
that had never been so large to include over 200,000 inhabitants that rep-
resents the number of all Farsherots in Greece and Turkey.8

At this point I. Nenitescu's pertinent observations are worth mentioning.
loan Nenitescu met the Farsherots in his journeys throughout European
Turkey, a country or rather an empire which also included the province of
Macedonia in 1892:

The Farsherots or the "~ar~eroti I Far~eroti would have derived
their name from the name of the village of Fra!>ariin Albania and
according to others - from the name of the town of Farsala in Greece.
However, when I met a Farsherot - and I have met so many - and I
asked himlher What are you? he/she answered I am Farsdliot I eu esc
Fdrsaliot. If we operated a transformation of the two lat into two Ia/,
we would have the word Farsaliot. Farsala is the place where Caesar
defeated Pompeii whose army scattered, without being completely
defeated, as we all know, could have tarried in the Peninsula and
spread into the mountains of Thessaly and the Pindus Mountains,
whose peaks, lands and valleys have been in the hands of the
Farsherots for centuries, together with the branch of the Epiriats

8. loan Caragiani. Historical Studies on the Romanians in the Balkan Peninsula
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whose origin is also Farsherot. The claim that the small village of
Fra(lari could have given - or could give a few centuries later - birth
to such a people that includes more than 320,000 individuals as the
Farsherot people does - is hard to submit, to say the least. 9

To conclude, we could say that the country of all the Farsherots was
the South Albania, where they spread from - with the exception of those
who had remained there 10_ to Epirus, Macedonia (as it was in those years),
Thessaly and throughout Greece.
The exodus was determined by the new situation in Albania. In exchange
of many privileges, a part of the Albanians was converted to the Islam. This
was for the benefit of the local leaders who enjoyed autonomy to a greater
extent than before within the new circumstances. Moreover, the Turks started
appointing them bey and pasha - the sultans had never appointed any local
leader to such positions before. Benefiting from these positions, the local
leaders were turning into worse rulers than the Turks themselves. Their people
were terrorising the South-East of Albania, that is the original land of the
Farsherots.Taking advantageof the outbreak of the Russian-Turkishwar within
the period 1768-1774,the bands of the Muslim ba$buzuciwere dominating the
region, invading even Greece. All this was followed by a period of anarchy and
insecurity, at the Muslim leaders' will. The commercial routes were no longer
secure, the caravans were being attacked all the time. The central power,
namely Turkey, could no longer be in charge of the situation within this area.
Against the unfriendly environment, a part of the Farsherots left their
native lands forever - that is Dangli and Colonia, where Fra(lari was also
situated; they left even Albania. Some settled down in the Greek Epirus, in
Pindus, in the West and North-West of Samarina, in the villages of
Paleoseli (today Palioseli), Furca and the villages of Cucufliani, Verbiani,

9. loan Nenitescu, From the Romanians in Turkey. An Ethnical and Statistical
Study on the Aromanians 1895: 27
10. That is in Albanian Epirus and in all the southern and central part of Albania. In
my paper, The Aromanians (the Macedonians) in Romania 1996: 13 I pointed out a num-
ber of 400,000 Aromanians in Albania (on the basis of the data received in 1992). I would
say today. objectively and without bias. that their number could be estimaled at ZOO,OOO-
300.000 individuals.
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Prisogiani, Grizmani, Starciani etcl '; in Greece they settled down near the
Gramusteni and Moscopoleni, in places such as Florina, Pisuderi,
Belcameni, near the Pindeni in the mountains of Veria, in Horopani and
Selia de Sus, in the region of Olympus, in Caterina, Salonic (Saruna in the
Aromanian language) and Seres, in Thessaly, in Armiro, Volo, Velestin,
Tricala, Calabaca, Larisa etc. There were others who settled down in
Macedonia, near the Gramusteni in Beala, Moloviste, Tamova, Nijopole,
Magarova and in the Murihova Mountains, organised here in a separate and
compact group. As if on purpose, the latter group, after a stay of approximately
100 years, had to emigrate again. At the same time with the revolutionary
movements of the Bulgarians in Turkey (back then Macedonia belonged to
the Ottoman Empire), these Farsherots retreated to the region of Vodena
where, under the rule of their leaders called celnici, set up settlements such
as Fetita, Patichina, Grammaticuva, Candrova.12
Concerning the exodus, the second group which left the native territories
is represented by the Farsherots in Curtes, Costreti (or Costresti), Zarcani
(or Jarcani) and Zavalini (or Javaleni). They did not leave Albania; they
settled down in Corita, in Pleasa, Disnita and Stropani.
Finally, the third large group of the Farsherots - all the Aromanians in
Albania are Farsherots! - settled down in the south of Albania, that is in the
Albanian Epirus and in the Muzakia Fields.

II. loan Nenitescu 1895: 401-433 did mention them but he did not comment on the
existence of the Farshcrots within this area. Inhabitants of Farsherot origin could have existed
here from old times; I. Nenitescu mentions in particular that hetween the rivers Baeasa and
Sarantaporos, around the year of 1892. there were lots of families of Farsherots who did not
live in villages.
12. I learnt of this episode as well as of the exodus of the Farsherots from Albania from
my grandfather Mita Cusa (1184-1977), the son of the celnic (leader) Anastase Cusa. the
founder of the village Grammaticuva. 200 years ago, our Farsherot family used to live in the
South of Albania, in the village of BUlca. not far away from Frasari - It is from the name of the
village that my family derived their name: in Albania they used to be called Butcaru. Having
settled down in the Murihova Mountains, they changed their name from Butcaru into Cusa,
after the first name of the father of the celnic Anastase, whose first name was loan - a similar
word with Nachi or Cusa for the Farsherots.ln those old times the Aromanians did the same as
the Turks; they declined their identity after the first name of the father, grandfather, grand-
grandfather. For example. my falher as a child was asked Wllo do you belonllto? - he lIsed to
answer I am the son of Mi/{.' of Tasi [AnastaseJ of Naclli [Cusaj.
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The former are also known as Castriniots or the Castriniots, as the
inhabitants of the Roman campl3 around the city of Arghirocastru (today
Gjirokaster) or thus named from Cutret,l4 They were also called Cristinioti
or the Critiniots since due to their presupposed Christianity, their women
used to have a cross tattooed on their foreheads, the same way as the
women of the Gramusteni and the cipaiIi in Macedonia and especially those
in Bulgaria,l5
There were close relationships between, on the one hand, all the
above-mentioned and on the other hand, the Farsherots in Corita (Corcea or
Curceaua in the Aromanian language, Korce today), Pleasa, Di~nita and
Stopani. As an administrative and commercial centre, the city of Coreea was
frequented by the Castriniots as well as the Farsherots who had been there
for ages, to the North-West from tile city (especially after the destruction of
Moscopole), from Sipca, Nicea, Grabova and Lunca (or Uinga), known
under the name of the Moscopolians.
Those from Muzakia, a field situated on both banks of the river
Semeni (today Seman) which flows into the Adriatic Sea, lost their identity
as Farsherots once they settled down permanently in this region where the
principality of Musatius or Musacius had been - later to become Muzakia.
Some Aromanians were called Muzchiari or Mizuchiari (in the Aromanian
language) from the name of those fields. Having settled down in this region
and given up sheep breeding and caravanning, determined by loss of their
estate (sheep, goats, horses), they became farmers and they owned small
farms. Due to the unbearable weather conditions in this area especially during
the summer, they stopped having close relationships with the above-mentioned
Farsherots. Many Muzchiari did the same as lots of Aromanians in Albania-
13. Cf. Constantin Colimitra, The Farsherots 1996 in the chapter Occupations and
Estate. The book is printed on his own, with no publishing house and no editing which has no
influence whatsoever on its value. Colimitra is the author of a splendid monographic writing
of the village Pleasa. We could also mention that at the end of the monographic writing, the
author is having an insight into the history of the Aromanians supported by weak arguments
(in the favour of the ethnical integrity), on the pattern of traista or miirtisor or the statement
that the Aromanians would be at least 2 million or the Aromanians would be the descendants
of the new Daco-Roman people born of the happy blending of the Dacians and Romans.
14. Cf. Nicolae Saramandu, Aromanian and MegJeno-Romanian Studies 2003: 25
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who were called ciobe1li or vlai by the Albanians - they spread in the cities in
the centre and the north of the country, and they became innkeepers, merchants,
handicraftsmen (especially tailors, in general skilled handicraftsmen).

Specific F eatllres

Although the Farsherot is generally presented as the archetype, his
physiognomy is almost identical with that of the other Aromanians of the
same origin in the Balkan Peninsula. All the Aromanians resemble in their
appearance.The men are strong, proud, expressiveblack-eyes,archedeyebrows,
quick and agile. The women are lithe and honest. The Aromanian woman is
a devoted mother and a faithful wife - the divorce was not legitimate with
the Aromanians. She is a diligent woman - wool weavings by hand, the
so-called velinta, blankets and counterpanes of all colours woven by machine
were famous throughout the Balkan Peninsula. The so-called subordination in
relation to her husband is erroneous. The woman is above all respectful to
her husband and so is the man to her - the Aromanian man would never
beat up his woman; harmony and solidarity keep them very close together
in everyday life.
At this point several specific features of the relatively recent nomadic
life of the Farsherots are worth mentioning.
The Farsherots used to love complete freedom to a greater extent than
the other Aromanians - thus they led a nomadiclife, wanderingwith their
families, their estate and flocks. They never used to mow or to gather the
grass needed for the feeding of the cattle during the winter. In the summer
they used to have their own villages in the mountains, near the sheepfolds -
where they descended from to live in the fields in the so-called elllive in the
winter. They were thus almost independent, having their own organizations
called fi1lei1ri or eelnicate which were led by a eelnie. The organization
forms called eelnieate represented the historic remainings of the old
Aromanian dukedoms in Pindus, Epirus, Albania, Thessaly, in the Balkans
and in Rodopi.l6 An organization unit called fa/care included hundreds of

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families. Every family would have its own estate which consisted of sheep, I
goats, horses, mules, donkeys. The leader called ce/nic would be selected I
from the elite and his family would be extremely wealthy since wealth has
always been a criterion for evaluation with the Aromanians. He was in charge I

of the wholefiilcare; he was not, however, an absolute leader as he appears in
most of the writings on the Aromanians. He would not be a voivode as in the I
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north of the Danube; he would rather be the most respected man in thefiilcare
for his estate as well as for his wisdom. In case of any litigation within the
fi1lcare,he would be asked for advice to find the most appropriate solution.
The main occupation of the Farsherots - which was, in fact, the
same with all the Aromanians - was sheep breeding. Unlike many other
Aromanians in Greece and today's Macedonia - who used to have the same
living routine as the Daco-Romans in the sense that only the men with the
flocks spent their summer in the mountains and their winter in the fields -
the Farsherots would also head for the mountains in spring and for the fields
in autumn but together with their families, wife and children as well as the
old members of the family, their estate, their flocks, choosing regions with
temperate winter (those from Epirus and Pindus towards the region of
Avlona and the south of Muzakia and those from Murihova towards
Thessaly until 1878). The Farsherots have been nomadic for hundreds of
years. In their villages they used to leave behind in the mountains a few
families to take good care of their houses until they came back from the
fields where they spent the winter. Their relatively primitive living conditions
which remained the same until the 19thcentury had a positive influence as
well. Their isolated existence enabled them to preserve their integrity and
freedom. There are many Latin elements preserved in their language and no
Greek borrowings are recorded. Their strong caste beliefs prevented them
from marrying into other nations, including Aromanians from other stems
even when they lived together in the same village. Their free spirit might
have determined them to be less religious and more free thinkersl? - it is a
common place that the Church was subordinated to the Greek Patriarchy
from Constantinople and the priests performed the service in Greek.
They would loath priests and monks and they had a curse phrase which is

17. I. Nenitescu 1895: 29. I. Caragiani 1929: 4-5.
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the living proof of their utmost dislike If only I lived to see you become a
priest! (Preltu s-hi Ii ved!)/8
There are at least two elements of the Farsherot costume that are
worth mentioning. First of all, the male costume is completely white - an
obvious Roman inheritance. Secondly, the Farsherot women would wear an
ornament on their heads, which is called ciceroana or 1iferoana in the
Aromanian language that does not exist with other peoples in the Balkans.
I. Nenitescu describe this ornament as a type of wool/en kame/aukion deco-
rated with go/den coins. The name of the ornament reaches far back to the
age of Caesar when the kame/aukion or the ciceronian - ciceroalla - used
to be d la mode, also worn in the countryside in Italy since perhaps
Cicerone's wife reinvented it,19
It is again I. Nenitescu who stated that they would often say alb s'hie
which translates as may your life be white to replace 'thank you' - a phrase
which the Farsherots do not have in their language. All the other
Aromanians use the Greek word eflzaristo for 'thank you' .20The Farsherots
would avoid using Greek words. It is indeed so but we could argue that only
the Farsherots in Macedonia used to say alb s'hie. The phrase was not used
by the Farsherots who lived in Greece (Patichina, Grammaticuva,
Candrova, Caterina) whom I. Nenitescu did not visit in his journey in 1892.
When they speak in their own language, all the Aromanians, however,
would add a well-wishing whenever they thank - the most popular are
s'bnedz which translates as may you live long, hlirioasa which translates as
may you be happy.
Concerning the white colour, I. Nenitescu also pointed out that it
was extremely valuable. When the bride was entering the house of her
future husband, they would unfold a white cloth to her feet so that her life
would be sweet and clean in her husband's house - a traditionwhich has
survived to this day.2J

18. Anaslase Hiiciu 1936: 145
19. I. Nenitescu 1895: 174, I.Caragiani 1929: 65 who argued thai the ciceronian or
fiferoalla came from Cicero. Dimitrie Abeleanu The Aromanian People in Macedonia p.43
20. I. Nenitescu 1895.
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TheFarsherotsin Dobrudja

The Farsherots who settled down in Dobrudja come from Greece
and Albania. Those from Greece come from the region of Vodena (today's
Edessa) - from Patichina, Grammaticuva, Candrova, from the region of
Veria - from Selia de Sus and Horopani, Caterina (today's Katerini).I All
these places are part2 of the province of Macedonia, the largest and the most
northern province of Greece which, in the north, neighbours onto Bulgaria,
the Republic of Macedonia and Albania.
This group of Farsherots, perhaps the most oppressed of all the
Aromanians, has its origins in Albania - in the south of former Macedonia.3
In the context of the crisis which was manifest in the second half of the 18th
century in Macedonia, the bands of the Albanians took advantage of the
situation and they encouraged anarchy in the southern part of the province.
Against these unbearable living conditions, they decided4 to leave their
native places (Dangli and Colonia) to wander towards the North, in today's
Republic of Macedonia.
This compact group settled down in Murihova Mountains, near the
present border with Greece, where they lived more than 100 years. Sheep
breeding, timber and charcoal exploitation were the major occupations. As
far as timber is concerned, they even had the technical means to work it out,

1. Nicolae Saramandu 2003: 25 adds other places where the Farsherots in Dobrudja
came from: Papadia and Fetita. On the basis of the documents we studied (The State Archives.
Constanta, Fund National Office of Colonisation) we have concluded that there were only 4
families coming from Papadia and only 2 families coming from Fetita.
2. Grammaticuva Superior almost does not exist any longer. It has been completely
deserted. All the Farsherots who used to live there had emigrated to Dobrudja.
3. That is the former area between the Ionic See and the Aegean See in the west and in
the east. in the north far into the central Albania and the superior course of Vardar and in the
south to Epirus and Thessaly. The region of Vodena, Veria and Caterina in today's Greece
used to be part of the 'Turkish' Macedonia. After the Balkan Wars (1912-1913) these regions.
together with the Island of Crete, would have become part of the Greek territory.
4. Some of them. Others settled down in Corita. See above the commentary on their
exodus.

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such as saws and saw mills. In winter they descended with their flocks in
Thessaly and in spring they returned to their houses in the mountains.
Peace was not to last for long. As a result of the Bulgarian revolu-
tionary movements in Macedonia, they had to leave this region as well,
after approximately 100 years. After 1878, under the rule of the following
leaders called celnici Leolea, Cu~a, Nasta, Celea, Butcaru, Pariza, Fotu,
Gartu, Zdru, Mu~i, Buciunana, Velenza, Zega, Tragoni, there were 400-500
families with 80,000 sheep and 12,000 mules and horses who settled down
in the villages of Patichina - founded by Hristu Papanicola; Fetita and
Grammaticuva - founded by Gu~u Celea and Anastase (Tea) Cu~a; Caterina
- founded by the celnici Zega, Caramitru and Colimitra.
At first they used to live in huts (cc'1livein the Aromanian language);
then having bought these places from the Turkish bey, they built houses of
stone in every above-mentioned village. They also built churches and
schools subsidized by the Romanian state.
Once again fate decided for them: due to unbearable conditions, they
had to emigrate again (the third time!) outside Macedonia to Romania, in
Cadrilater or New Dobrudja (the southern part of former Dobrudja).
They were colonised in the county of Caliacra (1925-1928) in
Alexandria, Arman, Azaplar, Babuc, Bazaurt, Caraci, Ciair, Ceamurlia,
Carasular, Cioban-Cuius, Denicler, Doimush\C,LGh. Duca, Enigea, Ezibei,
Fiindacli, Hardali, Hasan-Dede, Hasim Kioselar, Ghelengic, Nicolae
Filipescu, Muzalchioi. Opancea. Seidali, Salaman; in the county of
Durostor, only a few families in Gral. Praporgescu, Caraorman, Carasular
and Aidemir.6
The Farsherots in Albania who settled down in Dobrudja are called
the Plisoti or plisoti since most of the Farsherots in Albania come from a
place called Pleasa. They are also called the Albinesi or albine$i, that is the
Aromanians from Albania. In order to clear up the confusion between them
and the Albanians in Albania, the name Plisoti generalised. This name was

6. Cf. files 76/1947.53/1947.55/1947.30/1947.39/1947.89/1947. The State Archives
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given to them by the Farsherots in Greece (in Cadrilater) to make the difference
between them and the ones who had come from Albania. In their turn, the
Plisoti called the ones who had come from Greece the Shopani or $opaflidue to
the latter's frequent use of the word $opatwhich translates water pump, that is a
spring deviated' by man where water flows abundantly and continuously
through a pipe.
The Plisoti come from the small village of Corita nearby (where they
settled down from the southern parts of Albania around 1780)7, from the
large village of Corita in Pleasa - initially only a few houses, this place was
bought and founded by most of the group who had arrived under the rule of
the celnici Balamaci and Colimitra -, from Di~nita and Stropani (founded
by a less numerous group led by the celnic Pitu).
They were colonised in the county of Durostor in Fra~ari8,Aidemir-
Delengi, Calipetrova, Babuc, Gral. Praporgescu (together with the
Farsherots in Greece), Suneci, New Baltagiu, Cara-Omer, Caraischioi
(1925-1928).9
There are several families who came from Albania from Lunca,
Nicea, Moscople - which are situated in the north-east of the town of Corita
(Curceaua in the Aromanian language). These families who had arrived
later (1931-1933) were also colonised in the county of Durostor in
CociumarIUand New Baltagiu.11

7. See above the commentary on the Farsherots
8. The first Aromanian colonists in Cadrilater were the Plisoti from Albania (although
the issue had been first approached by the Aromanians from Veria, Vodena and Meglenia)
who came by train as early as August 1925. They founded the village of Frasari, the first
Aromanian settlement in Cadrilater. See also Tribuna Romanilor de peste IlDtare (The
Romanian Tribune Overseas) no. 1,2/1927; Viitorul Silistrei (The Future of Silistra) VI, 40,
on October 30, 1926; Acfiunea romaneascii (Romanian Action) 1,5, November, 1st 1926;
Peninsula Balcanicii (The Balkan Peninsula) October 31st, 1926
9. Cf. files 1/1947,65/1947,89/1947, Readers' Fund
10. Cf. files no. 61/1947 Readers' Fund
11. Cf. file no. 33/1933. Fund of the Prefecture of the County of Durostor, The State
Archives in Ramnicu Valcea.

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Tile Gramustelli/ Griimustelli

The name is derived from the name of Gramostea, the place of origin
for the Gramusteni, which is situated amid the Gramos Mountains - a
north-eastern extension of the Pindus Mountains. The large village or rather
the small town was situated on a 1600 m high plateau, amphitheatre-
shaped, surrounded by mountains. The highest peak which was called by
the Aromanians Ciuma al Penti is 2380 m high, second in height after
Smolica (2577 m high) in the Pindus Mountains.
The Aromanians from the other stems call them the Chipani or cipafii
(in the Aromanian language). They gave them this name since the
Gramusteni used to call .yigunea / .ygunea (white or back sleeveless tunic,
long to the knee, and waisted), and cipune - on the shoulders of this tunic
the Gramusteni used to wear prominences, that is pointed folds, 10 or 20 in
number, which are called cipuri in the Aromanian language.
Gramostea was situated in a unique region at the foot of the moun-
tains, with a healthy climate, springs and waters, rich grass lands. It is from
these mountains that the river Bistrita ( the former AIiakmon) springs to
flow to the south-east near Hrupistea and Seatistea; the river Devol also
springs from a place near Gramostea to leave it behind on the right as well
as next to Niculita - which is situated near another river, Nicolea, having its
name given from the latter.
Thanks to the friendly environment, the settlement evolved rapidly to
become the second most important settlement in "the former Macedonia,
after Moscople.1I
The Gramusteni used to be a people of shepherds but less migrating
than their brothers, the Farsherots. Their occupations also included the industry
(only that part of the industry which related to their major occupation). They
were skilled handicraftsmen in copper - coppersmiths - they used to
manufacture coppers, vessels, silver objects, ornaments - golden earrings

II. Th. Capidan 1942: 16 slaled Ihal due 10 ils lrade praclice a1ld Ihe occupalio1l,
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and the famous silver las, which the beautiful Gramusteni women used to
wear on their heads, cutlery and arms. They were also skilled tanners.
The caravanning was also a major occupation of the Gramusteni (the
Farsherots from Albania used to have it, too). As a consequence of the high
and difficult natural Macedonian landscape as well as the lack of lines of
communication, they used to transport all the necessary goods (sugar, oil,
cheese, exotic fruits etc) exclusively by beasts of burden: horses, mules,
donkeys. These caravans (which sometimes included even 20 beasts of
burden) were led by many caravan-leaders who were brave and well-acquainted
with all the mountain passes and roads. They travelled throughout Macedonia
regardless of season or danger. It is indeed true that this occupation was
extremely profitable - the caravan-leaders and the sheep and horse owners
being extremely wealthy people.
The Gramusteni women were diligent and hardworking housewives as
well as skilled weavers. The so-called velil1feor iambule, the blankets, coun-
terpanes, the carpets, and especially the woollen sockets were all famous and
much sought for.
Gramostea was divided in several neighbourhoods: the neighbourhood
Paciura, Pi!>ota,Hagisteriu, Sthatu (after the names of the most important
cell1iciof this stem). Their houses were of stone, multi-storeyed. There were
two large churches in the town: S1.George Church and 51.Mary Church.
Their studs and flocks were well-known throughout the region. A.
Hiiciureportedthat they has so much milk that, in order to facilitatethe transport,
the cell1icPaciura had to build a pipe, several kilometres long, for the milk to
be brought from the sheepfolds to the valley where it was processed to obtain
cheese, butter and whey.12The Gramusteni were extremely prolific, which
determined them to search for other places to live in.Th. Capidan argues that
the population in excess drove many Gramusteni groups to Albania where
they populated the settlement called Fra!>ari.13 According to l. Caragiani and
I. Nenitescu, the Farsherots had traditionally another descend, later ethnically
evolving the same as the other Aromanian stems.14

12. A. Hliciu 1936: 136
13. Capidan 1926: 42.
14. See above the subchapter on the Farsherots.
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The fall of Gramostea began at the same time with the period 0;;-
Islamic conversion of the Albanians when the bands of the turkised Bey ha~
started attacking the Aromanian settlements. Gramostea, the land of the
Gramusteni Aromanians, whose foundation reaches far back in the past, was to
share the fate of Moscople, the citadel of the Aromanians in the Balkans.15
Their surpassing fortune brought about destruction. There is an article
in the magazine Lumina (The Light) signed by Filip Miseal6 (who originates
from Gramostea itself) under the penname Ciuma al Pell(i, in A. Hiiciu's
account, which reports on this painful ending:
It was on August, the 15th,1760 probably, during the festival of St.
Mary's church. The service was being performed by 12 priests. An
incident: The miracle-workingicon cracked, the votive light blew out. On
that very moment, two caravan-leadersshowed up from Colonia (Albania)
and announced that there were Albanian forces coming over soon. They
consulted rapidly and defence was organiscd. The church bells started
alarming people. Positions were taken on the left bank of the river of
Nicola, with mountain passes and natural fortresses. Several wings of the
Albanian forces made an attempt to surround the resistance from other
angles. The critical hour was to come. In the evening, however, due to a
providential pouring rain, the river of Nicola overflowed and the people
could leave the passes. Downtown the caravans were being loaded to flee
from this place forever. When the rain stopped and the Albanians could
enter the town - which included 40,000 inhabitants -, they found it
deserted. In their rush, they forgot only the miracle-working silver and
golden icon,17

We shall never know whether things happened exactly as reported
above. We acknowledge, though, that Gramostea was destroyed around
1760 and the population managed to retreat - a fact supported also by the
IS. As far as Gramostea is concerned. the popular tradition in the ballad of N. Velo
'Sana and the burning of Gramostea' suggesls another motif: the prolection of Sana, the
daughter of a celnic. by the Gramllsteni was the cause of the revenge of Ali-Pasa who would
have her in his harem - hence the deSlmction of Gramostea. Cf. A. Hiiciu 1936: 139.
J6. Lumina (The Ligh') V, no. II J907.
J7. Cf. Ciuma al Penli. Lumina (The Ligllt) V. 1/1907, apud. Hficiu 1936: 139-140.
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large number of the Gramusteni inhabitants in those regions where they had
taken refuge. The settlements Niculita and Linotopea shared the same fate.
The Gramusteni population from these settlements left the native places
forever to head for the North in Hrupistea, Blata, Pisuderi, Belcameni,
Neveasea, Bitolia, Perlepe, Crusova, Nijopole, Magarova etc. A significantly
large group settled down in the fields of Meglena, where they founded
Livdz and a less numerous group settled down in Rodopi Mountains.

The Gramustelli I Griimustelli in Dobrudja

The Gramusteni who settled down in Dobrudja come from Greece,
Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia. The Gramusteni from Greece are
from Livezi (Lh'i1dz in the Aromanian language). Livezi is situated in the
region of Meglena, bordered on the east by Vardar, on the south by the lands
of lanita and Vodena, on the north by the mountains of Mariansca and
Blatec. neighbouring the Murihova Mountains, and on the west by the
mountains of Cosuf and Nigea 18 - a mountainous region which consists of
two massifs Karagiov and Pajik (Paic in the Aromanian language) divided
by the river of Meglen or Moglen, where the name of the region comes from.
The first settlementin Livezi was foundedby the Gramusteniwho had fled
from Gramos because of the persecutionsof AIi-Pashaat the beginning of ]9th
century. They were the last of this stem who had left Gramostea (or
the surroundings)after its destruction,l9The group under the rule of the celnici
Gheorghi Stapator and Tegu Paputa Arosie al Barba took refuge in Paic
Mountain.The information above which is considered a legend (Iancu Cepi -
the celnic delegate of Livezi among the 14 delegates arrived in Bucharest on
February, ]SI 1925, then settled down in Tatar Atmagea, the county of
Durostor - reported to A. Haciu about it) is also confirmed by Demetru
Chihaia (Kehaia) who, as the delegate of the society 'Meglenia' from
Bucharest, argued in his report in Greece in 1925 (a report sent to C. Noe) that

18. Cf. I. Ncnitcscu 1895: 384 For details and present names see Virgil Coman The
Megleno-Romanians at the beginninR or 20"' century 20OJ: 149
19. cr. Th. Capidan The Megleno-Romanians 1923: vol.l: 28.
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The flIStplace where we settled down was Livezile, my parents' native
place. The founder of the settlement was my grandfather, the celnic Dincea
Barba who, more than a century ago, retreated with his/alcare in the Caragiova
Mountains, in the region of Meglena in order to escape the fury of the satrap
Ali-Pasha of Tepelin, the destroyer of the beautiful Gramostea and encroacher
of the Aromanian people, where they founded the flIStsettlement Si1raiwhose
ruins still exist today, and then, later on, in order to avoid the swampy land, he
set up the fIrsthouse in Livezi 1 km away from Si1rai.20

The Gramusteni in Livdz are known under the name of livdyea'n
(that is from Livadia, the Greek name for Livdz) or yeanicof (after the
name of lonita - today's Yianitsa - where they descended to with their
flocks to winter and where a famous fair used to be held).
In Cadrilater,the Gmmustenifiom Liveziwere colonisedin the county
of Durostor.The flIStgroup arrivedin April 1926;they were settledin Tatar
Atmagea and Uzungi Orman.21Another group arrived in the summer of
192722 and another in 192823 - they were all colonised in Vischioi,
Haschioi,Delisuflar,Asfatchioi,Vetrina,Caraorman,Cociular,Bazarghian.
The Gramusteni in Hrupi:;;tea or Hrupisti - today's Aryos
Orestikon - come from Greece as well. The group arriving in Romania
in April 192824consisted of about 50 families and they were colonised
in Sarsanlar, the conty of Durostor, Turtucaia.25
The Gramusteni from Bulgaria represent the largest group among
the Aromanians who settled down in Dobrudja. They resemble the
Farsherots in their living conditions - they had summer houses (dilive)
in the mountains and in winter they descended to the fields.

20. Apud. Constantin Noc. The Colonisation of Cadrilater p.I40.
21. Ibidem p.149.
22. Ibidem p.153.
23. Cf. Romanul (Tile Romanian) June, 19th 1928 p.2.
24. Cf. Romanlll (Tile Romanian) March, 31st 1928 p.2
25. Cf. file no. 30/1928, the agricultural counselling committee of the county of
Durostor, the State Archives in Ramnicu Valcea, First Leaf. This document specifies that in
the spring of 1928 there were 50 Macedonian colonist families from Hmpistea, Greece, who
settled down in Sarsanlar, TurlUcaia. It is being advised that these families were given land
from the area of the degr,aded woods laicall (80 ha).
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Depending on the regions where they used to descend in winter and
ascent in summer, the stem of the Gramusteni who originated in Bulgaria is
divided in several branches: Gumlot, Biiflot, Biitiiam, Curtuveaii, Lupuvetiii,
Bujduvean, Sutruvean, Papaciryiot.
Gum3lotl'i or the GumaIots come from the region of Giumaia Superior
(BaaIy-Djumaia in the Turkish language, today's Blagoevgrad) - where they
derived their name from - from B~bunar, Ravna Buca, Rila,CeacaIita,Dupnita,
Samacov and Giumaia Superior, all situated in Rila Mountains26(settledhere in
the 19thcentury from the Rodopi Mountains).They were colonised in the county
of Durostor (1928-1933).
Biinotl'i or the Banots come from Bania ( a place in the Republic of
Macedonia, where their name is derived from) as well as other place near
Stip, \feles and Cociani. They left this area - the former Serbia - in the 19th
century, and they settled down in the Rila Mountains next to the Gumalots.
They were colonised in the county of Durostor as well.27
Biitii~anil'i are the Gramusteni who used to winter their sheep in
Batac, in the fields near Filipopol- today's Plovdiv - (a large group came
from this region to Durostor from Sagrova and Leascova).
Curtuveanil'i come from the region of Curtova from the hills of
Bachita, a large Aromanian village from Rodopi. The other so-called dllive
in the Rodopi Mountains were those in Caramandra and Sufanlu.28
Lupuvea'nil'i, Bujduvea'nil'i, !)utruvea'nil'i, PapaciryioWi come
from Lopova, Bojdova, Satra, and Papaceair (today's regions of Melnik and
Gote DeIcev - the former Nevrocop).29 They were colonised in the county of
Durostor and the county of CaIiacra.

26. Cf. Sararnandu 2003: 20
27. Due to the large number of the places, I did not include them all in the text. Those
who are interested could find them in The Journals of the Council of Ministers concerning the
granting of the naturalisation of the Macedonian colonists, published herewith.
28. Saramandu 2003: 21.
29. We mention that in winter these Gramusteni used to head for Drama, Cavala and
Seres, towards warmer places. Before the Balkan Wars (1912-1913) they could maintain their
routes - all these regions belonged to Turkey (the former Macedonia). After the Balkan Wars,
Macedonia was divided. The places they used to winter would belong to Greece then, so that
!he Gramusteni in !he so-called cdlive in Bulgaria, especially those in Lupova, had to remain
there in Greece. That explains why these groups of the Gramusteni arrived laler in Cadrilaler,
1931-1933, unlike their brothers who had remained in Bulgaria to arrive in DoblUdja in 1928.
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ThePindeni

The Pindeni lived and still live in the Pindus Mountains, where their
literary name is derived from - in Thessaly, Olympus, and the region of
Veria. The Pindeni in Epirus and Thessaly (today's Greece) represent the
largest stem. They have remained in the Pindus Mountains in compact
i groups in several centres as it follows: Furca, Samarina, Avdela, Perivoli,
Baiasa, Aminciu (Metovo - one of the largest Aromanian villages) etc.
I In Thessaly, the Pindeni are grouped in the villages near the city of
Tricala. The Aromanians from Olympus are settled in Neohori, Milia and
I especially Vlaholivdz,3o
~ The Pindeni from Veria also came from the Pindus Mountains. The
I Albanian attacks or the attacks of Ali-Pasha determined them to leave
! Pindus.31A large group, which consisted of 600 families, especially
avdel'ati (in the Aromanian language) from Avdela but also from Samarina
and Perivole, under the rule of the celnic Badralexi, settled down in the
Veria Mountains, in the so-called dllive at first - Badralexi's ciUive- which
then became a village with beautiful houses.
Some of these avdel'ati founded Selia de Sus, others settled down in
Xirolivdz, Neagusta. The Farsherots from Selia de Sus and Horopani lived
there too (as they lived close enough, the latter benefited from the protec-
tion of the celnic Badralexi).
The Pindeni who settled down inDobrudja came from the surroundings
of Veria (that is from Xirolivdz, Selia de Jos, Doliani) as well as from Poroi
Superior (a place situated in the north of Greece, near the Bulgarian border).
The group of the Pindeni surrounding Veria are called viryean and those
from Poroi - pruyeait.
The Aromanians from the other stems generally tend to call all the
Pindeni in Dobrudja avdel'ati. They were colonised in the county of
Caliacra (in Sabia and the surroundings) between 1926 and 1928.

30. Capidan 1932: 12.
31. In 1775 in (he first case Cf. Capillan 1926: 55 and later in Ihe second case Cf.
Caragiani 1929: 50.

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TheMegleno-Romanians

In Cadrilater the Aromanians were colonised together with the Megleno-
Romanians from Meglenia (Greece). Due to linguistic, ethnographic and
folkloric specific features, the Megleno-Romanians are different from the
Aromanians. They are beyond doubt the descendants of the Roman world in
the south of the Balkan Peninsula but they settled down coming from the
north and not from the south where the Aromanians from Gramostea had
come to settle down in Livezi (that is, in the same region). G. Weigand
argued for their origins as the founders of the empire of the Asaneshti or the
Bulgarian-Vlachs. Th. Capidan, on the other hand, argued for their origins
as the southern Danubian Romanians who once had established close
relationships, however, with the northern Danubian Romanians.32
The Megleno-Romanians who settled down in Dobrudja come from
Lundzini and Birislav, on March, 5th 1926, at the same time with their
Aromanian neighbours in Livezi, from Liumnita, Cupa, O$ani - who had
arrived in April 1926 - together with those from Livezi, Poroi and Veria.
They were colonised in the county of Durostor in Cocina, Cazimir,
Capaclia, Bazarghian, Aidodu, Strebarna, Haschioi, Visichioi, Cadichioi.33

32. Th. Capidan 1923: yoU: 57 See also Peride Papahagi, The Megleno-Romanians.
An Ethnographical and Philological Study The Annals of the Romanian Academia, series II,
35,1912-1913
33. Cf. C. Noe p.149

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III. THE CIRCUMSTANCES
OF
THE AROMANIAN COLONISATION
IN DOBRUDJA

The social-political transformations in Macedonia represent the
leading cause of the colonisation of the Aromanians in Dobrudja. Due to its
position among the newly created states. which had received recognition
from the Ottoman Empire (itself in its last days), Macedonia was at a critical
time in its history at the beginning of the 20thcentury.
The internal political crisis manifested itself in military ethnic
regrouping and organising. Consequently, the Bulgarian, the Greek and the
Aromanian organised themselves in military units, the so-called komitag; in
Bulgaria, alldart in Greece and the Aromanians had their own so-called
armatol. Neither the komitag; nor the alldart came from the interior of the
region. Obviously, the interethnic conflicts co.uld not be eluded. The
neighbouring states were encouraging the tension in the region since they
could all benefit from a possible division of Macedonia. Bulgaria was interested
in its eastern part, the so-called Bulgarian Macedonia, Serbia - in its north-
western part and Greece - in its southern part, the lands along Bistrita and
Olympus, the harbour towns of Salonic and Cavala.2

J. Greece in 1829. Serbia in 1878. Bulgaria was granted autonomy in 1878 and then
independence in 1908.
2. Boldescu. R . Marinescu. M., The Balkan War (1912-1913) 1936: 3-5.
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OTILIA PACEA

The ethnic groups were thus acting for their own benefit. The
Bulgarians in Macedonia were highly interested in winning their own
autonomy. In the absence of any external support (at that time the
Romanian state was passing through critical moments itself), the
Aromanians established a close relationship with the Bulgarians and they
even collaborated with the Bulgarians in Macedonia. There was, however, a
second party - that included, in particular, the Bulgarians outside
Macedonia - who would be acting in favour of the desideratum Great
Bulgaria3 which stipulated the annexation of Macedonia to Bulgaria. The
former organised bands of the so-called komita@ who collaborated with the
Aromanian armatol.4 These bands of the so-called komita@ were organised
on the Bulgarian territory, with Bulgarian state's support, and later they
would be entering Macedonia. The champions of the second party organised
the Macedonian Committees who would create tension at the frontier. The
newspapers, on the other hand, would propagandise Bulgaria's position.
Greece, however, had its own interests in creating Great Greece
which - with the exception of the southern and western part of Macedonia - I
ought to include Thessaly, the CaIcidic Peninsula and the Holy Grave, the
northern shore of the Aegean See, Crete and the Dodecanez Archipelago. ,
At first, the Greek intended to greecise the region since they were the
minority in all South Macedonia. And that was indeed a difficult mission to
accomplish. Although the Aromanians were like islands scattered throughout
all Macedonia, they stilI had their own well-organised compact groups and
their villages were plainly Aromanian. The only region where the
Aromanians did mingle with the Greek was the land between Larisa and
Tricala.5 Moreover, most of the Aromanian villages used to have schools
and churches that were supported by the Romanian state dating back as
early as the middle of the 19th century. The language they use both in
schools and churches was the Romanian language.6

3. Ibid
4. See my paper. The Macedo-Romanians throughout History 1990: 50-56 ~
5. Another region where the Aromanians mingled with the Albanians was the land
betweenBeratand theshoreof the Adriatic Sea.
6. At first the primers and the textbuoks were in the Aromanian language; latcr the J
I
Romanian language was introduced. The lattcr did not scrvc the Aromanians. loan Cardula
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Two strategies have been adopted. On the one hand, they appealed
to the Aromanian population - in particular, in those places where no
Romanian schools were founded - for the Greek to attain their ideals.
Direct attack was attempted, on the other hand. In 1904, with Turkish
tacit support - the Turkish chose them over the Bulgarians and the
Aromanians who were interested in being granted their autonomy - they
organised in military units, the so-called andart. Their objective was to
annihilate the Bulgarian komitag; and, above all, the Aromanian communities
in Macedonia. From a geographical point of view, the latter were the first
to hinder them from moving onwards. The Aromanians used to be
absolute masters of the mountain slopes, passes and paths in Thessaly
and Epirus.7
The Greek bands intensified their activities in the region as a result
of the Aromanian accomplishments between 1904 and 1908 which include
the foundation of the Romanian consulate in Yanya, the replacement of the
former church communities by civil communities8, the granting of the
imperial order on May, 9th / 22nd 1905 according to which the Aromanians
from the Ottoman Empire were recognised by the Sublime Porte (being
thus granted cultural and religious autonomy).
-
There are three places in particular Avdela in Pindus9, Grarnmaticuva
and Patichina in the region of VodenalU - which suffered the most from the
atrocities committed by the members of the military units, the so-called
andart between 1905 and 1908.
That would be the Macedonian milieu against which the Balkan wars

argues in his paper The History of the Macedonian Aromanians 2004: 122 that the intro-
duction of the Romanian language in primary education was a debatable. if not erroneous
decision. Professor Max Demeter Peyfuss 1994: 72 considers that these speculations are
only partially true; he points out that the Aromanians speak the Aromanian language in
their families even today. In my opinion, a native language - and the Aromanian language
is indeed the mother tongue for all the Aromanians - shall be doomed to extinction unless it
is on the curriculum in primary education.
7. The newspaper Dimineala on Wednesday, January, 13th 1916.
8. M.D. Peyfuss 1994: 81.
9. Ibidem p. 93.
10. Cusa 1996: 17-20.

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started II. It was the world powers 12 who intervened in Macedonia by
founding military forces similar to the gendarmerie in order to maintain the
peace in a permanently tensioned region. Bulgaria would argue that
Turkey's reforms in Macedonia were not sufficient and Greece and Serbia
would put forward new claims. In its turn, Turkey would accuse all the
three countries of maintaining the tension in Macedonia.
The first Balkan War ended with the defeat of Turkey. The above-
mentioned states - Montenegro is also included here - were victorious. The
London Treaty in May 1913 acknowledged the victory of Balkan alliance over
Turkey.The end of the Ottoman Empire was imminent.13The misunderstandings
which occurred among the allies prolonged, however,the agony until the end of
World War I. The cause of these misunderstandings was again Macedonia.
Bulgaria - which was to take great advantage, that is all East Turkey, from
former Turkey in the Balkan Peninsula - was eager to keep Macedonia all to
itself. As a result of all these variances, the outbreak of the second Balkan
War brought about a change in the system of alliances. Greece, Serbia,
Montenegro, which were joined by Turkey and Romania at the end of the
war, were against Bulgaria. As they all expected, the war ended with the
defeat of Bulgaria. The treaty which was signed in Bucuresti on August 10th,
1913 acknowledged the fate of Macedonia. Most part of Macedonia was
divided between Greece and Serbia, the winning states in the Balkan War II.
Greece was granted, among other territories, South Macedonia and Serbia-
Central and North Macedonia. Bulgaria kept a small region in the eastern part
of former Macedonia. Another region - West Macedonia - was granted to
Albania, a state founded as early as 1912, when independence was proclaimed
to have been recognised in London and Bucharest. Romania was granted the

11. Although the young Turks attempted to change the whole situation for the better,
hoping to maintain the status quo, the events would be changing for the worse, though.
12. It regards England and France; Austro-Hungary and Russia, on the other hand, had
their own interests in the Balkans and they would encourage the tension in the region. When
the Balkan war broke out, Austro-Hungary decided to support Bulgaria, to the obvious disad-
vantage of Serbia, and Russia would support Serbia because they were not at all in favour of
the foundation of a new powerful state in the Balkans.
13. The allied states had met the decision of military co-operation. They had nol
reached any decision concerning the territorial issue in (he Balkans.
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southern part of Dobrudja, Cadrilater.
The Aromanian minority did not live thus within a single state as they
used to before the peace, but in four different states.14The peace treaty signed
in Bucharest would be similar to a finishing stroke for the Aromanians.15
The Aromanian issue was a point of debate introduced by Romania
within the treaty signed in Bucharest. Romania demanded that cultural and
spiritual liberties were guaranteed for the Aromanians from former
Macedonia - territories which belonged then to the signatory states of the
treaty in Bucharest.16They were, however, not observed.17
1914 witnessed the outbreak of World War I. The Balkan Peninsula
- rightfully called the powder barrel - was the meeting place of a world
conflagration. In their own interests and under the influence of world powers,
the participatory states would adhere to one of the two military blocks. In
alliance with the central powers, the Ottoman Empire as well as Bulgaria
would share the fate of the defeated. The war in the region, however, did
not end in 1918. At the end of 1918 and the beginning of 1919, the English,
French, Italian and Greek military forces were making an attempt to occupy
several regions in the Ottoman Empire. The treaty signed in Savres in
August 1920, which acknowledged these conquests18- meant, in fact, the
end of this empire. The treaty provisions were, however, not recognised by
Mustafa Kernal Ataturk, the leader of the national revolution who was
against the foreign occupation as well as against the sultan. Greece and
Turkey were in overt conflict. The tension between 1919 and 1922 was to

14. MD.Peyfuss 1994: 117
15. Cr. Sterle Diamandi, People and Aspects from the History of the Aromanians
1940:23
16. The treaty was signed by Tonceff D. (on the Bulgarian side), Pasici, N. (on the
Serbian side) and Venizelov, E. (on the Greek side), Vucotici, I. (on the Montenegrin side)
17. The first to close the Romanian schools and churches was Albania, followed by
Serbia and Bulgaria. In Greece there was, however, a '~pecial' situation. They all existed offi-
cially but the auendants were persecuted to be eventually and permanently e\osed down after
the World War II.
18. The peace treaty signed in SiJvres on August, 10th, 1920 between the powers of
Amanta and Turkey granted the Arabic territories. which had belonged to Turkey, over to the
world powers; Greece was granted Thracia and Adrianopol. the European shore of Dardanelle.
as well as Izmir and the surrounding territories.
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be alleviated thanks to the intervention of the world powersl9: Turkey and
the world powers signed a peace treaty in Loussane in July 1923 by power
of which, after the defeat of the Greek army by the Turks, the borders
between the two countries as well as the freedom of navigation along the
straits in the Black Sea were established.
In order to resolve the interethnic conflicts, on the other hand, the
conference in Loussane also stipulated that there would be a population
shift between Greece and Turkey. This decision was proceeded by the
convention in Neuilly on November, 27th 1919 by virtue of which Bulgaria
and Greece had agreed to enable the emigration of the Bulgarians from the
Greek territory and of the Greek population from the Bulgarian territory.
Consequently, the Greek population in Turkey was shifted to Greece
and the Turkish population in Greece (Macedonia and the island of Crete)
to Turkey. Most of the refugees (the so-called magir) from Turkey,
1,200,000 to which we shall add 60,000 from Bulgaria, 50,000 from Russia,
a total of 1,310,0002°, were settled down in Macedonia and Thracia. As a
result, the Aromanian population within these regions, which included
Veria, Vouena, Caterina and Meglenia, faced a difficult situation. The
Greek government provided that the properties larger than 10-15 ha were
nationalised. The large estates belonged to the Turkish beys who ran away
when the Balkan wars had started; they used to rent them to thn Aromanians
in the region for pasturing in the fields as well as in the mountains. Due to
the distribution of all these properties to the newcomers, the Aromanians -
the Farsherot Aromanians from Patichina, Grammaticuva, Candrova,
Caterina and Selia-Horopani, the Pindeni Aromanians in the lands surrounding
Veria, the Gramusteni Aromanians from Livadz, the Megleno-Romanians21
- whose main occupation was sheep breeding, found themselves in straitened
circumstances.
Having established contacts with the representatives of the Romanian
government as well as the other political and cultural personalities, the

19. In March 1920 the British Iroops occupied Istanbul.
20. Cf. Constantin Noe, The Colonisation of Cadrilater 1938: 124 The author in Les
Etats Balcaniques 1933 by C. Evelpidis argues that these villages were taken over.
21. The Megleno-Romanians were the exception since they dealt with agriculture.
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Aromanian leaders decided upon the emigration to Romania.22 After the
arrival of the Aromanian delegation, which consisted of 14 members 23,on
February ISI,1925, negotiations were conducted and, consequently, decisions
were reached unanimously in favour of the settlement of the Aromanians in
the South Dobrudja, that is in the two counties of Cadrilater - Durostor and
Caliacra - which had entered into Romanian territory at the end of the
Balkan Wars.
The choice that they had made was not at all accidental.24 The
Romanian element within this area was scarce; in addition, most of the
Turkish-Tartar population in the two counties of Cadrilater had already
emigrated to Turkey. In the name of historic objectivity, we must admit that
the colonisation of the Aromanians in Cadrilater was closely related to the
politics of the time: the reinforcement of the Romanian element.
In all papers concerning the emigration and the colonisation, it is custom-
ary to assume that the major cause for the shift of the Aromanian population
from Greece was, in fact, the situation which arose from the settlement of
the refugees in the above-mentioned regions25as well as the worsening living
conditions, sometimes highlighted by epithetic statements such as 'dramatic
situation', 'catastrophic impact' etc.
A closer analysis of the emigration - under no subjective impression -
almost 80 years after the event itself, leads us to conclude that, besides the
above-mentioned obvious cause - there is also another: the recognition of a
new possibility / alternative, namely the colonisation in Cadrilater, which
had become a mirage for the Aromanians. But for this appealing alternative,

22. Regarding the emigration and the colonisation of the Aromanians who seltled down
in Cadrilater see Steriu Hagi-Gogu, The Emigration of the Aromanians 1927; the magazine
The Balkan Peninsula no.8-lO, 1925; the magazine The Romanians Overseas no. 1,2,7,8.
12 1925; Vasile Th. Musi. A century of Colonlsatioll in New Dobrudja 1925-1935;
Constantin Nac. The Colonisation of Cadrllater 1938; Stoica Lascu. The Land Reform for
the Balkan Romanians in Cadrilater 2002: 28-40 who scientifically comments on Noe's
paper and offers pertinent details concerning the seltlemerit of the Gramustenl from Bulgaria;
N.Cusa, The Aromanians (the Macedonians) in Romania 1996
23. See V. Th Musi p.24,C. Noe 1938: 24; N. Cusa 1996: 24
24. As far as Ihe Romanian state is concerned
25. The refugees were not sellled down in other regions of Greece where the
Aromanians lived. Epirus.for instance. Cf. Lascu 2002 :30

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the Aromanians would definitely have remained in those regions of I
Macedonia in Greece.
In addition, it was only the more mobile Farsherot and the Gramusteni
Aromanians who emigrated and settled down in those regions at an early
date. 26
We shall add that these Aromanians who had come from the resistant
regions (Veria, Vodena, Meglenia), with compact villages of Aromanians,
decided to expatriate because they did not accept the new situation which
was affecting their national structure.
The Gramusteni in Bulgaria had also sound and strong reasons for
emigrating. After World War I the Bulgarian authoritiesintroducedprohibitive
taxes for the Aromanians who were considered foreigners in Bulgaria.The state
used to charge them 12 Leva per head of sheep (pasturing tax), the village also
charged 12 Leva per head of sheep and the Revolutionary Committee charged
another 12 Leva whereas the Bulgarians from the same villages were charged
12 Leva only once. They were charged 400 Leva for a horse whereas the
Bulgarians did not have to pay anything. 27 The Aromanians were thus
receiving discriminatory treatment; they were deprived of their political and
national rights being excluded from the land reforms.28What with the building
of the highways and the railroads, they were considered, however, Bulgarian
citizens and as a result, they were forced to go to work. To al..lhi:'we shall add
the criminal attacks on the calive in the mountains - they were conditioned to
pay a rent on their own houses. Starting with 1928, against an unfriendly
environment, most of the Gramusteni Aromanians in Bulgaria decided to
emigrate to Dobrudja. Later on, between 1931 and 1933, they were followed
by their brothers from Greece, who remained there when the border between
the two countries had been established. 29
The Gramusteni in the United Kingdom of the Serbs, the Croatians
and the Slovenians did not enjoy good living conditions either. By virtue of
the land reform - discriminatory as well - the estates in the mountains
bought by the Aromanians from the Turks were confiscated. By careful
26. Cf. Mariana Bara, in Nicolae Saramandu, 2004: 10.
27. The journal Legio1larii, Bazargic, January, 23rd 1929.
28. Discourses in the Assembly of the Deputies J930, Apud Cusa 1996: 31.
29. See above 27, The Gramusteni in Dobrudja.
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strategy and on the pretext of routine checking, the property papers were
taken from all the inhabitants; the papers were sent to Beograd never to be
retuned again. As a result of the protests, Serbian protests in particular,
some of the lands were returned to the landlords - the mountains, however,
were not. The Aromanian shepherds were thus forced to pay taxes for their
own estates. Those concerned decided to emigrate to Romania; several of
them - most of whom were the Gramusteni from that region (today the
Republic of Macedonia) and who were called by other stems Serbian
(Sarbedh in the Aromanian language) - remained there and still live in the
Republic of Macedonia today.
The above-mentioned events - the Balkan Wars, the proclamation of
independence of Albania (1912-1913), World War I - influenced the life of
the Farsherots in Albania. Their main occupations - caravanning and sheep
breeding - became harder and harder to practise.
One of the major occupations of the Farsherots from this region -
caravanning - declined at the end of World War I. The building of the highway
which connected Tirana and the town of Corceaua (Corita) by the French-
English armies, the introduction of the transportation means (the lorries)
determined the lack of interest in this occupation which was doomed to
disappear. The reduction in land30 of the pastures propitious for wintering
contributed to the gradual reduction in number of the flocks.
Surviving became an issue since all these Farsherots were extremely
prolific: each house (family) consisted of 10-12 members. The young
people had no places to work for any more; some of them headed for the
United States. The whole population was brought into question, though. A
solution needed to be found. There was, however, a precedent for this
course of action: the negotiations of the Aromanian delegation from Yeria,
Yodena and Meglenia. The Farsherots in Albania thus decided to emigrate
to Dobrudja. Most of them31 remained in Albania, though, where they live
today.32

30. As a result of nationalisation or land reforms within the newly created state
31. See above Tile Farsllerots ill Dob,."dja.
32. For the present situation (of the places where the Aromanians live in Albania) see
Cusa 1996: 13.

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IV, THECOLONISATION
IN CADRILATER
- NEWDOBRUDJA-

The colonisation in Cadrilaterl was carried out in compliance with the
Law for the Organization of New Dobrudja on April ISI, 1914, which
established the forms of the existent land properties2; the Law, however,
never came into force because of the World War I. After the war, the
reinforcement of this law was accomplished by the promulgation of the
modified law on April 22nd, 1924. Article 117 of the law in force, which
actually completed the law in 1914, stipulated that the owners of the lands
called mirie would become absolute owners of these lands if the state was
granted either a third of the owned lands or a compensatory payment.
Article 129 in particular referred to the colonisation:

On the lands which are being owned by the state today as well as on
the lands which have entered its patrimony by virtue of the present law
or by expropriation, the state shall be able to perform colonisations

I. A letTItory in Ihe Soulh Dobrudja which was pari of Romanian territory between
1913 and 1940. It belongs to Bulgaria loday.
2. In New Dobrudja - as Cadrilater used to be named- besides the stale properties. there
were 5 calegories of land properties: IIWIk..thal is absolute property upon orders from the sultan.
the so-called iradele; miriI:. that is properly in use, the mosl frequent, and for which Ihey
charged an anlicipalOry lax ami the owners had concession righls; 1IliID:IW:. inalienable territo-
rics; JW:tJ:J.tJu:. thaI is lerritories in public use; JW:.l:a.t. thaI is unproductive territories. See
extensively The Annals of Dobrudja. 1938: IX, vol.Il, Cadrilater 1938. Ccmilti.
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and estrangements in small plots of land by the Central House of Land
Reforms, which became National Office of Colonisation in 1930-
an institution which was founded by virtue of the third law of
completion on July, 17th 1930, and which was added to those in
1914 and 1924 [Our Emphasisj, in compliance with a journal of the
Council of Ministers.

As a result of the report presented by Alexandru Constantinescu3, the
Council of Ministers adopted the Journal No. 1698 on June 13th, 1925.
According to this journal (which actually confirmed the above-mentioned
report), the colonisations in Cadrilater ought to be performed on the domain
lands of the state (taking over the third parts within the initial stage) which
existed at that time, namely 28,324 ha in Durostor and 12,780 ha in the dis-
trict of Caliacra, a total of 41,104 ha in both districts. Consequently, the
journal stipulated that meanwhile, only 1, 500 families ought to be
colonised from the former kingdom and 1,500 of emigrant Macedonians, on
the basis of several tables drawn up by the delegates of the colonists. The
colonists were to be granted a plot of land of 15 ha each for those who
would settle down near the border with Bulgaria and of 10 ha each for those
who would settle down inside the counties.4 Although the Aromanian
colonists had made several requests, by means of lilt. Aromanian
Committee for Initiative in Bucharest,5 such as the granting of long-term
credits for the building of the houses and households, free sea and railway
transport, the intervention of the Romanian government by the Greek
government to be granted compensations for the estates left behind in
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Greece the Journal did not mention any. In other words, the colonists were

3. The Minister of Agriculture and Domains, one of the champions of the Aromanian
colonisation in Romania.
4. Plus 50 areas each of common and 2,000 sq m for each colonist to build hislher
house.
5. The Committee for Initiative was founded on January 3rd, 1925 in Bucharest and
consisted of the following members: C.Noe, V. Musi, Dumitru Babus, P. Marcu. Stere
Hagigogu, N. Balamaci, T. Hagigogu and Dionisie Dumitru. There were others who were
direclly involved and who co-ordinated the colonisation of the Aromanians, including C. Noe,
Vasile Musi, Gheorghe Celea - the latter co-ordinaled the emigration movement of the
Aromanians in Greece.
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on their own. The authorised Aromanian families were to arrive gradually in
order to facilitate the land distribution and the land reforms. Things did not
turn out as expected. The Colonisation Office in Bucharest within the
Central House of the Land Reforms notified the representatives of the
committee that the lands, which were destined for colonisation, could not
remain without being leased and that the colonists had to arrive before
March 151h,19266 if they wished to be granted plots of land. The rumour
was spreading fast and the colonists were selling out their estates (they were
rather closing their accounts since they sold only their cattle at smaller prices
than usual; as far as the fixed assets are concerned, they could not turn the
houses and the lands to the best account) and rushing off not to lose the plots.
Consequently, between October 26th, 1925 and April 14th, 1926,
three ships? arrived full of colonists who, together with their family heads
that had arrived in the summer of the year 1925, completed the number of
the 1,500authorised families. However, unpredictable circumstances occurred.
Having noticed that there was no legal background against which the land
reforms were being introduced or the emigrants were being accommodated
upon their arrival on the lands where they were to be colonised, some of the
Aromanian colonists postponed their arrival opposing thus Gheorghe
Celea8, the leader of the delegation from Greece. There were others who
arrived in their place, although they were not included in the table enclosed
with the Journal of the Council of Ministers, which meant, in fact, that the
latter were surreptitious colonists - their exclusion from colonisation
became a point of debate. It was, however, savage and unfair - these
colonists had sold out their estates the same way the former, who were
included in the lists, had done; they had no place to return either.
6. Cf. C. Noe 1938: 147
7. The ships which transported the Macedonian colonists (all of them, not only the three
above-mentioned) belonged to Romanian Maritime Service that. on their return route by the
Mediterranean Sea, would take on the colonists from Salonic. The transportation costs which
varied between ZOO.OOOand 400,000, depending on the size of the ship, were paid by the
colonists.
8. The members of the delegation of the Aromanian group from the region of Vodena
doubte!\ his good intentions as they noticed the eagerness and rush which he was imposing on
the emigration process. Subsequently. their doubt proved to be reasonable; Gheorghe Celea
became on of Ihe grealestlandlords from Cadrilater.
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Eventually, after successful negotiations, they renounced the table in
question provided that the initial number of 1,500 colonists were observed
as the delegates had verbally promised to. From the villages of Macedonia,
however, other groups of emigrants (who demanded colonisation) were
being announced to arrive. Having learnt about the colonisation in
Cadrilater, the nomad Aromanians (the Gramusteni) from Bulgaria started
coming to the border with Cadrilater and asking for permission to enter the
country. Initially stopped by the frontier guards, they were eventually granted
permission to enter the country. At first they would arrive in sporadic
groups; then the process became more complex (the Gramusteni in Bulgaria
were the most numerous group: 1/2 of the total of the Aromanians in
Dobrudja).9 Two critical situations arose: in the first place, land could not
be granted to all the newcomers; secondly, conflicts between the Bulgarian
natives and the Macedo-Aromanian colonists, who lived on rent in the

~
houses of the former, were created upon the occasion of land distribution.
In the absence of any housing (which determined most historians to conclude 1

that the colonisation was a process deprived of any moral or material I
support from the state, of any plans or previous preparation) where to find I
accommodation, the colonists had to search for shelters themselves the
local administration took care only of the transportation means, namely
wagons which were brought form the villages, they would had them in j.
from Silistra or from other places where they had arrived to [Our
Emphasis] and then they would tell them: 'Go now and search for houses in
the county!,10 Thus some of the colonists who could not sell out the estate
(for instance, the Megleno-Romanians who had plots of land in Meglenia -
their main occupation was agriculture - could not sell out the estates, the
equipment and the beasts of burden; from Bulgaria, among the nomad
Gramusteni) and with poor material means found themselves in a critical
situation: they were deprived of any land, equipment, seeds and cattle; they
were insulted and driven away from the plots where they settled down since
these were submitted to the native inhabitants by the state, by abuse and
9. Saramandu 2004: 20
10. Cf. dcputy [tefan Pencof. onc of the fiercest defenders of the Bulgarian inhabilanls
in Cadrilater. whose representative was in the Parliament of Romania; Ihe above-quoted state-
ment is indeed plausible: Discourses Deputy Assembly 1930, Apud Cusa 1996: 47.
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local corruption and deprived of the support and defence of the authorities,
mostly in complicity with the native inhabitants, against the colonists.
There were, however, many wealthy colonists who would not wait
for the state to help them. They bought entire villages from the Bulgarian
Turkish-Tartar who left Cadrilater. This held true for the Gramusteni in
Livezi who bought Tartar Atmageaua (Atmageaua Tiitdreascii) with 120
large households, with lands and cattle from the Tartar inhabitants who
emigrated in Turkey; the place called Uzungi Orman with 120 houses, with
lands and cattle bought from the Bulgarians and the Turks who emigrated in
Bulgaria and Turkey; Haschioi with 40 houses, bought from the Bulgarians.
There were others who founded new settlements (by building new houses):
Frasari with 240 houses, Babuc with 90 houses, thus founding the village of
Grat. Praporgescu, Caraorman with 70 houses, Laliceatlagea with 40 houses,
General Dragalina with 80 houses, Cocina with 80 houses, Sarsanlar with
30 houses.11There were also smaller groups who built houses themselves in
Vischioi, Aidemir, Bazarghian, Cainargeaua Mare, Cainargeaua Mica,
Arabagilar, Garvan-Cioara, Doimu]lar, Carageat etc, in the county of
Durostor and in Ezibei, Ceair, Casim, Denider, Seidali, Suiciuc, Caraci,
Ceamurlia, Alexandria, Cioban-Cuius, Filndachi, Hasi-Kioselar etc, in the
county of Caliacra.
In 1927 (during the rule of the liberal party which authorised the
colonisation) new colonists started arriving,12 They had announced their
arrival since summer, without any claim of colonisation on the state. There
occurred a convenient precedent for the Central House of Colonisation that
was thus free of any responsibility towards the Macedo-Aromanian
colonists. The colonisation process as a whole was left to the concern of the
Committee for Initiative and the Macedo-Aromanian Cultural Society that
were indeed in charge of the colonist distribution and that were not,
however, state authority institutions.
A compromised solution was reached. The Central House authorised

11. Musi p. 124
12. During the rule of the previous government (1926-1927) led by AI. Averescu, the
process of colonisation stagnated: Ihe two prefects in the two counties were ruling to the
disadvantage of the colonists and in co-operation with the Bulgarian native inhahitants, Ihus
commiuing a scries of abuses.
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the entrance of the new groups but they did not assume any responsibility.
The newcomers would be allowed to enter the country provided that they
signed a declaration according to which they admitted that they were not
coming as colonists and they were well acquainted with the fact that the
government could not give them, meanwhile, either land or assistance. In
fact, after the first negotiations with Mr AI. Constantinescu, the Aromanian
delegates had been suggested that the Macedonians who were supposed to I

arrive ought to be wealthy people in order to afford the building of new
houses and households on their own since the state did not have enough
funds)3 Vasile Mu~i, as the representative of the Committee for Initiative in I

the country, in permanent contact with Gh. Celea, advised those in Salonic
I
to sign any declaration. It was a mistake, even though V. Mu~i had good
intentions - that the colonists who were waiting for permission to enter the
country ought to be brought immediately - since the situation became thus
more difficult. These groups who had not had any established place for
colonisation settled down in those places where they found their relatives
but where there was no land available. Consequently, misunderstandings
occurred among the colonists. It was the case of the village of Fra~ari in the
county of Durostor, where the first colonists (60 families in number)
confronted with the last colonists (130 families in number). Their dispute
was determined by the fact that the first colonists had takt,.i t!,~ better plots
of land near the village and the last colonists were granted plots of land outside
the village. The last colonists protested against all this and they could have
"
come into serious conflict unless the gendarmeries had intervened. 14

Later, in 1928, after the agreement between the Minister of Domains

13 The answer of the minister state sub secretary D. Cip1\ianu is worth mentioning at
this point. When he was told that the commitments of the Central House concerning the
assistance (wood for building the houses not for free, of course) were not being observed, the
former replied: The Macedonian colonists have their bags full of pounds and they don't need
any assistance Apud. The Balkan PeninSllla IV. no. 4-5, 1926
14 Cf. The State Archives in Ramnicu Valcea Prefecture Fund of the county of
Durostor. File 36/1934, Leaf 175. The connict was between the clan of the first colonists led
hy the mayor of the village Constantin Culetu and all the city hall clerks and the last colonists
led by Spiru T. Barbu. Anastase H. Ghit1i. Teodor Calesu and Hristu Maca. The authorities
established that the plots of land had to be distributed equally. all the colonists being considered
equal at the granting of lands.
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and Agriculture and the Minister of External Affairs (an important part was
played hereto by D. Djuvara, the director of political affairs within this
ministry), the decision was reconsidered and they authorised again the
arrival of the new groups from Livezi, Vodena-Veria and later, those from
Bulgaria. With the authorisation of the two ministries, the Central House
would grant the newcomers the 10 ha-tilled land as well as places [or building
the houses.
The process stagnated then again until 1930 when numerous
Aromanian groups arrived, namely the Gramusteni from Bulgaria as well as
their brothers in Seres and Cavala (who had remained there when the border
between Greece and Bulgaria was established), from the Republic of
Macedonia. The colonisation process ended in 1933 when the last group of
450 families arrived in Constantza during the rule of the government led by
Vaida Voievod. 15

The Natllralisatioll of the Macedo-Aromallialls

The naturalisation of the colonists represented the next issue on the
agenda. I They would need, however, a period of 10 years, in compliance
with the law in force at the time, before they were granted the naturalisation
papers. For a while, the Aromanian colonists lived in Cadrilater without any
naturalisation papers, having an awkward position: they belonged to no
one.2 At first the citizenship issue was not at all urgent. There were other
issues to resolve. After 1930, when the other issues (house building and
land granting etc) were more or less taken care of, the naturalisation became
a priority. It involved more than 4,000 Macedo-Aromanian families who
had been authorised and colonised as such. The young adult male colonists
had to perform military service. The Aromanians who had come of age
15. From this date onwards only isolated groups would arrive (1933-1937). For
instance, in 193750 ramilies arrived in Pestera (Bulgaria)
I. We include hereby the Romanian colonists who came rrom Timoc and Timis-
Toronlal.
2. Having left the native countries (Grcece, Bulgaria. Albania, Serbia) they had given
up the citizenship o[ that particular countries by signing a declaration hereror.
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could not be enrolled since they were not Romanian citizens and in compliance
with the Article 2 in 'the Law concerning recruitment, the foreigners were
forbidden to be part of the Romanian army. For recruiting and citizenship
granting, civil status papers are required such as birth certificate, marriage
certificate, identity card. All this would create a major problem. All the
Aromanians who had arrived in New Dobrudja had no civil status papers. In
Turkey the authorities in the so-called vitaete3 would not keep a record of
the Christians. Births, baptisms, wedding ceremonies, deaths were all
perfonned by the priest of the village who kept a record on his own initiative.
Without civil status papers no one could be granted citizenship. They found
the only solution which could have put an end to their awkward positions:
the Macedonians who had settled down in New Dobrudja would decide
their civil status on their own in written declaration, no stamps needed (so
that they did not have to be charged for the stamp as well), which was
addressed to the mayor of the village where they lived and which specified the
date of birth and of marriage, the date of birth of their children and of their ,

wives etc. Having checked the truth of the specifications in the declaration
upon the occasion of his visit to the residence of the applicant, the mayor I

was liable to order the transcription of the data in the registrar's office.
1
Supposing the mayor noticed an inaccuracy, he would take the case to the
ward judge who would pass on it in a court of law. There Wu~no record of
such cases. Every colonist was, however, free to declare any age he I

wished.4 I
The law concerning the granting of the Romanian citizenship was
voted in the Assembly of Deputies in the meeting on April 27th, 1934 and
by the Senate in the meeting on April 28th, 1934; it was promulgated on
May 19th, 1934 by King Carol II. The law completed, in fact, the law on I

February 24th, 1924 by adding, as far as all the Aromanians in Dobrudja are ./
concerned, the granting of the Romanian citizenship - Article 10 bis. The
item /a/ established the responsibility of the National Office of Colonisation i
3. District or administrative unit in the OUoman Empire led by the so-called valiu.
I
4. Some of the Aromanians declared themselves older or younger of age in order to
escape army enrolment. With no intention to find an excuse for this practice, I would say that
the military service in Romania used to be a real burden for the young adult male individuals at
that time.
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to draw up tables for each village including the colonists who were granted
plots of land and who settled down, in fact, in the respective village. The
tables thus elaborated had to be handed over to the Naturalisation
Commission attached to the Ministry of Justice by three months from the
promulgation of the law. The item lei stipulated for the Council of
Ministries to meet a decision by a journal which ought to include the sur-
names and the first names of those who had been granted naturalisation.
Other items in Article 10 included provisions regarding the responsibility of
the local authorities to post the surnames and first names of those who had
been granted naturalisation for a period of 15 days; the right of those who
were to be colonised after the promulgation of the law to benefit themselves
from the provisions of the law until December 31SI, 1935; the right of those
who had been omitted from the tables drawn up by the National Office of
Colonisation to address the Naturalisation Commission by individual peti-
tion (enclosing certifying papers) for the granting of the citizenship.
Eventually, Article 10 (unique article) of this law stipulated that the
Ministry of Justice was liable to publish this journal in the Official Monitor
and to make sure that every colonist was rightfully issued and handed in the
naturalisation diploma.S
II was indeed so: the colonists were handed in the naturalisation
diploma in Silistra, on September 21SI,1935 within a formal ceremony. The
government sent its representatives, namely the minister Valeriu Pop, who
himself handed in the diplomas. Mircea Concicov, the state sub secretary
for Domains and Agriculture; among the participants there were the two
prefects of Cadrilater and other dignitaries as well as the deputy G. Fotino,
the initiator of the law project concerning the colonist naturalisation. 7
From now onwards the Macedo-Aromanians who had been colonised
in New Dobrudja were Romanian citizens.
In the meeting on July 1ph, 1935 and August 2nd, 21sl, 1935, the
Council of Ministries elaborated 139 journals which granted naturalisation
to the Macedonian colonists from the counties of Caliastra and Durostor as
well as to the Romanians who had come from Timoc and Timis-Torontal;

5. The Official Monitor no. 115,1934. p. 3210
7. Tara Illi Mircea ( Mircea's COllntry) Silistra. October 20th 1935, p.4.

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these journals were then published in the Official Monitor, First Part, No.
192, on August 23rd, 1935.
We hereby mention that on the elaboration of the tables, the National
Office of Colonisation was permanently advised by the Macedo-Romanian
Cultural Society8 - a point which is constantly highlighted in the journals. It
is fair to say that out of too much enthusiasm or rather too intense apathy,
the same specifications are made in the journals which enlisted the
Romanians in Timi~-Torontal.
Our selection from these journals includes only the names of the
Ammanian families. The following list - which is enclosed in the Romanian
text hereinbefore - of all the colonists (family heads of those who were
authorised and granted colonisation plots of land) sheds a light on our
knowledge of their names9; on the other hand, it highlights the places where
the Aromanians were colonised in Cadrilater.
In addition to our selection, we have occasionally intervened within the
text to correct any surname or first name that was transcribed erroneously.

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8. As early as 1926, the Macedo-Romanian Cultural Society would ask the Macedonian
colonist delegates to draw up the lists with family heads in each village in order to issue the
nationality certificates necessary for the naluralisation papers Apud. Acliutlea Romiineascii I,
no. 6. December 1st 1926
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TheAromalliall Victims ill Cadrilater

The misunderstandings between the Bulgarians, the majority of the
population in Cadrilater, and the Macedo-Aromanians, the newcomers,
often gave birth to conflicts. They were, however, predictable and even
inevitable. Here are the reasons why.
The Aromanians who had left their original countries for good were
settled down in Cadrilater, in former Romania; they were colonised and
granted lands in their new country. It was but natural that they defended
their estates and, consequently, this new territory which Romania had been
granted in 1913,1
The Bulgarians, the native inhabitants, became Romanian citizens in
1913, when Cadrilater was granted to Romania. However, they were not a
minority. All this justified their belief that the changes were provisional and
that the region would eventually be returned to Bulgaria.
The Romanian state was doing its best to clarify the disputes. On the
other hand, though, the politics of the time aimed at the reinforcement of
the Romanian authority from the territorial, socio-economic and national
point of view. It was for this particular purpose that the colonisations were
carried out in Cadrilater, that the Macedo-Aromanians and the inhabitants
from the kingdom were brought there. The colonisation was neither chm.itablc
nor profitable in the senseof satisfying the interests of the colonists; it was
meant to secure the southern border of the state. The state security and the
order establishment gave birth to the concept of colonisation of New
Dobrudja.
The Bulgarian state encouraged the same political strategies. On the
other hand, though, any operations having as objective the return of this
territory to its initial structure were beneficial, even those which could be
classified as subversive operations; they would never admit co-operation
with the bands of the so-called comitagii that would cross the border to

I. The Maeedo-Aromanianswould join [he fronlier army palrols and parlicipaled in
org:misedactivities for Ihis parlicul<lrpurpose.
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commit felonies.
As a result, two organisations were founded: the Society for Culture
and Charity 'Dobrudja', widely spread in the centres populated by the
Bulgarians, and, especially, the Revolutionary Movement in Dobrudja,
officially founded in 1925 with the headquarters in Sophia and subsidiaries
in Rusciuk, Varna as well as in Durostor. Besides the cultural objectives,
these organisations had irredentist interests, namely the independence of
Dobrudja as well as its attachment to Bulgaria.2
The local disputes whose nature was mostly economic (for the purpose
of obtaining the agricultural lands) could not be prevented. The native
Bulgarians (and others) regarded the Aromanians as the ones who would
upset the old order and their future plans; in their turn, the Aromanians
would regard the Bulgarians as the ones who would prevent them from
settling down in the region.
These are, in fact, the reasons for their disputes which often resulted
in casualties on both sides. As usually, the victims are mostly innocent;
their death, however, caused interethnic conflicts that would end up with
unintended outcomes for both parties involved. Moreover, these victims
deserve to be worshipped!

2. They were extreme leftist organisations. cr. The State Archives. Ramnicu Va/cea, I
File No. 3/1933, Leaf 165.
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In Memoriam

Eftimie Carata~
Killed at the frontier point, DenicIer, on the highway Silistra, 14 kIn
far from Bazargic, near the woods, on September 41h,1927, at 6 pm. He was
killed by the Bulgarian bands, the so-called comitagii, against whom the
colonists had to fight mostly on their own.

References: Peninsula Balcanica (The Balkan Peninsula) V, No.7,
8,1927; UniverSlll (The Universe) XLV, No. 223, September 251h,1927

Tanase Gota
Assassinated by the Bulgarian bands, the so-called comitagii, in the
woods of Caracuz, near the settlement of Cocina, the county of Durostor,
where T. Gota lived, at night between November 1'1,and 2nd, 1927. He was
a diligent, peaceful and thrifty man. The Aromanians who had come from
other places carried out reprisals; a few Bulgarian local inhabitants who
were suspected of complicity were beaten up.

References: Vointii Noastrii (Our Will) I, No.1, Silistra, 1928;
Actillnea Romaneascii din Durostor (Romanian Action in Durostor) II,
No.23, Silistra, 1928; Peninsula Balcanicii (The Balkan Peninsula) V,
No. 7,8,1927

Hristu Gicu
The delegate of the Macedonians in Chiose-Aidin, a place near the
border, the county of Durostor. On December 23rd, 1928 he was killed in
the woods near this village (that was to be colonised) knavishly: they dissected
his entrails by means of a bayonet and they cut his fingers and toes. The
colonists in Chiose-Aidin revolted against the Bulgarians and gave 40
Bulgarians a good thrashing (no victims).

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References: Ac(iunea Romiineascii din Durostor (Romanian Action
in Dllrostor) III, No.30, 1928

Zizi Ha~oti
From the village of Ghiore, the county of Caliacra. On December 21st,
1928 he was killed as a result of a minor contlict over some straw which
belonged to the Bulgarian local inhabitant Doniu Zlatef, who was accompanied
by other inhabitants of Bulgarian origin. Zizi Ha:)oti was forced to the
ground with the pitchfork and he cried out for help. A few Macedonians
nearby rushed to help him. There was an exchange of fire. The Macedonian
colonists did not shoot straight but in the legs. Among them there were a
few wounded and one dead: Zizi Ha:)oti. Among the local inhabitants, there
were one with a wound in the leg and another beaten up.
References: Cuviintlll Nostru (Our Word) I, Bazargic, 1928;
Legionarii (The Iron Guards) I, No. I, Bazargic, 1929;Peninsula Balcanicii
(The Balkan Peninsula)VIII, No.9, 1930

Gheorghe Dardac, 12-year-old
Tanase M. Dardac, 13-year-old
Relatives (cousins)
On September 5th, 1930 they were killed knavishly. Their bodies were
disclosed in the fields, on the outskirts of the village Arabagi, the county of
Durostor on September, 6th. The 12-year-old and the 13-year-old children
were part of the group of the Aromanians who had immigrated from
Bulgaria. They were assassinated with extreme cruelty: the bodies had knife
pricks, their throats were deeply cut and their heads almost decapitated. The
newspapers of the time reported that these crimes from Arabagi (near Bei-
Bunar) were committed by the Bulgarian bands, the so-called comitagii,
who had come across the border and who had been, however, assisted by
the Bulgarian local inhabitants (with accommodation and food) in order to
frighten the colonists. It never happened, though; the Macedonian colonists
applied the law of retaliation. A Bulgarian local inhabitant was shot dead on
Silistra-Bazargic highway, near Caraorman, in revenge. The victim was
innocent being the first Bulgarian inhabitant who happened to be on the
road.
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References: Ac(iunea Romlineascii din Durostor (Romanian Action
in Durostor) IV, No. 53, Silistra, 1930; Patria (The Homeland) I, No.1,
Bazargic, 1930; Buciumul (The Alp/10m) I, No. 32, Bazargic, 1930

Hristn Dimcica
From the village of Nadejdea, the county of CaIiacra (a village which
was situated at the border with the county of Durostor, not far from
Arabagi). He was shot dead from behind by M. Gheorghieff. Although the
Bulgariansprevented the Macedonian colonists from colonising in their village,
7 Aromanian families from the last but one transport of colonists managed
to settle down in this place in September 1931. The constant cavils of the
Bulgarians did not intimidate the Aromanian colonists. On December 26th,
1931, at the coffee house in the village (which belonged to the Bulgarian
Dumitru Stoianoff) a few Macedonian colonists were challenged by some
irredentist Bulgarians who insulted them repeatedly. When the former
retorted, all the Bulgarians who were in the coffee house at the time rushed
upon them and started beating them up, seriously wounding the colonists:
D. G. Hagi, M.G. Hagi and D. Hristu. Alarnled by the noise - there were
other men arriving to the coffee houses, heavily armed with axes and
scythes - Hristu Dimcicii got out of his house and headed for the coffee
house to see what was going on there. From behind, but from a distance, he
got shot by the watchman M. Gheorghieff. After one-hour agony, despite
the assistance provided by the colonists, the young Hristu Dimcica drew
his last breath. The watchman M. Gheoghieff ran away crossing the border
to Bulgaria. There were lots of colonists who arrived in the village of
Niidejdea upon the occasion of the funeral of Hristu Dimcicii. Some of them
wished to take revenge; nothing happened, though; most of the colonists
were resigned to his death and they accompanied the dead body of Hristu
Dimcicii on his last journey.

References: Buciumul (The Alphom) II, No. 83, Bazargic, 1932

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Maru~a Tugearu
14-year-old
Killed by a grenade thrown by the Bulgarian bands, the so-called
comitagii, in the house of her grandfather, Stere Tugearu, a Macedonian
leader in Sarii-Nebi (Sariinebi) in the county of Caliacra.
The Bulgarian band, the so-called comitagii, of about 28 armed men
who had committed this crime on October 9th, 1933, arrived in Cadrilater
(coming from Bulgaria) through the county of Durostor, at the end of
September 1933 and with a definite objective, namely the defeat of the
Macedonian delegates Gheorghe Celnicu from Alfatar and Stere Tugearu .
from SariinebL
Several attacks of the Bulgarian bands who had arrived crossing the
border were directed against Stere Tugearu (a man with a remarkable past
in the national fights in Macedonia), the delegate of approximately 20 fami-
lies of Macedonian colonists in Sariinebi.
Thus, in the summer of the year 1932 (Le. one year earlier) a group of
about 12 armed people captured S. Tugearu (when he was getting out of the
house to go to the gardens) having wounded him with the bayonet. Thanks
to his younger son, Iancu, who was coming back from the fields at that
time, he could get away, though. Having heard his father crying out, he
fired several shots into the group of bandits causing a wound to one of
them. In all hustle and bustle the old Tugearu managed to escape. The
Bulgarian bandits ran away. As a result of this attack, a thorough police
investigation was conducted and they established the complicity of more
Bulgarian local inhabitants. Some of the accomplices crossed the border to
Bulgaria and others were caught and referred to justice.
In September 1933, about two weeks before the attack on October 9th,
the Bulgarian band attacked Gheorghe Celnicu who managed to get away
without being hurt since he was armed and reacted promptly. They killed,
however, seven sheep with a grenade. Although the security system was
strengthened (meanwhile, a member of the band, Petre S. Petroff had been
caught and he denounced the planned attack as well as the other members'
of the band) assisted by the Bulgarian local inhabitants in Sariinebi, Conac

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and the other villages nearby, the bandits managed to sneak into the house
of S. Tugearu without being noticed and they tried to break in. Shots were
fired from inside the house. In the house there were Tugearu's wife, his
older son, Nicolae, and the niece Maru~a (S. Tugearu was out to meet the
agronomist of the region concerning the distribution of the plots of land).
Furious with those inside the house who would not surrender, the bandits
started shooting at the house. as if they were hitting the target in a military
shooting range. Being unable to get them out, they threw six grenades in
each room of Tugearu's house. Four of them exploded, causing a disaster
all around: the older son, Nicolae, was seriously wounded - one of his legs
was completely smashed (he would die soon), Tugearu's niece, Maru~a,
instantly killed and her grandmother seriously wounded. When the bandits
were preparing to set the whole house and the annexes on fire, a brave
colonist in the neighbourhood started shooting at the band. Frightened, the
bandits left the village: behind them, in Tugearu's house, there were a dead
man, a cripple and a wounded one.
In their rush on the highway, they ran into a procession of
Macedonian colonists from the village of Carageat, the county of Durostor,
with wagons full of wood. They started shooting at them. Three colonists
were hit, one of them who was to turn 18 soon, Stere Adam Gheorghita,
was shot dead, and another 2 seriously wounded.
On the third evening the band entered the village of Sever Riidulescu,
a plainly Romanian village inhabited by the Romanians from the Kingdom
and the Macedonians, taking advantage of the absence of most men who
were participating in a wedding in the village of Cageaolar in the county of
Durostor. Having beaten up the watchman of the village whom they left
unconscious (he had only a riffle with two bullets), they broke into the
household of Nicolae Marzavan, one of the wealthiest Macedonians, where
they maltreated his 75-year-old mother forcing her to show them the place
where they kept their money (they pricked her with the bayonet in two
places, they cut part of her ear and then they oiled her eye with gas and
heated it ...). They took 200,000 Lei in I,ODD-Leibanknotes and lots of
golden coins as well as other valuable goods. While they were leaving, they
ran into a Romanian colonist from the kingdom and they killed him.

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A survey of the attacks of the Bulgarian bands, the so-calIed
comitagii, in the autumn of the year 1933 showed:
·
2 dead people (father and daughter) and 1 wounded person (the
mother of the former) in Saranebi
· 1 dead person and 1 seriously wounded person on the highway
Bazargic-Silistra
· 1 dead person and 2 wounded people (the mother of the colonist
Nicolae Marzavan and the watchman) in Sever Radulescu
After the funeral of the victims of the attacks in Saranebi, the colonists
gathered in front of the prefecture Caliacra in Bazargic. The Macedonians as
well as the Romanians took part. Those present demanded the provision of
security measures. After the negotiations between the delegations and the
prefect Vasile Tipasescu, there was eventually common ground between the
two sides and they adopted a series of future security measures which were
read to the audience by the prefect himself. Among them we mention the
replacement of the clerks and dignitaries of foreign origin and their transfer
to the old kingdom with a view to the elimination of the Bulgarian local
mafia; the arming of the colonists; the conduct of an investigation concerning
the attacks etc. Satisfied with the promise, the colonists cleared away
peacefully.
In protest against the manifestation, the local inhabitants in Bazargic
(the merchants) closed down the shops and the Society for Culture and
Charity 'Dobrudja' handed in a complaint to the Society of the Nations in
Geneva, signed by 1. Stoianoff, the president of the society, and P.
Gospodinoff, the secretary. Cynically the text of the complaint (which was
written in French in Sophia) suggested the possibility that the crimes could
have been committed by the Macedonian colonists themselves, who were
called herein koutzovalaque.

References: The Investigation of the Prefecture in Durostor requested
by the Ministry of Internal Affairs by the Official Note No. 2262, A3,
March 5th, 1934 in the State Archives Ramnicu VaIcea, Fund Prefecture of
the County of Durostor, File No. 20/1934, Leaf 163-165; Leaf 170-189;
Romanul (The Romanian) VI, No. 71, 15X, Silistra, 1933; Plugarul (The

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Plouglmlall) I, No.6, 15X, Bazargic, 1933; Legionarii (Tile Iron Guards)
I, No. 35, 20X, Bazargic, 1933; Stoica Lascu 2002: 28-40: we mention
hereby that Iancu Tugearu intervened and saved his father in the attack in
1932 and not in the attack on September 9th,1933, as the quoted article
specifies (p.38) and Stere Adam Gheoghita was indeed shot dead by the
same band, not in the Tugearu's house but on the highway Bazargic-
Silistra, being part of the procession attacked by the Bulgarian bandits.

Nicolae Tugearu
Seriously wounded by a grenade during the attack of the Bulgarian
bandits in Saranebi on October 9th, 1933 to later die from the wounds.

Stere Adam Gheoghita
18-year-old
Shot dead by the Bulgarian bandits on Silistra-Bazargic highway, near
Saranebi, on October 9th, 1933.

Gheorghe Barzu
Killed knavishly in the woods near the village of Marzac close to
Bairam-Bunar, the county of Caliacra, on April 10th,1933. He was the dele-
gate of the colonists in Marzac and the father of six children. On April 10th,
1933 he got out of his house at noon heading for the fields. He never came
back. The next day he was found in the woods, hands fastened at the back
by lamp wick, throat and arm cut, bullet in the chest.

References: Legiollarii (Tile Iron Guards) I, No. 17, Bazargic, 1933

Gheorghe Lepar
Assassinated in the large village of Carageat, the county of Durostor,
on May 13th, 1934. That day, Gheorghe Lepar, the mayor of Carageat, was
accosted by Gh. Jecoff and Dimo St. Jecoff, a forester, on his way back
from the coffee house. They started arguing (on that particular day the local
elections took place in Carageat). From behind Gh. Coliu Ciolacoff came
I.
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rushing towards Bulgaria.
Being alarmed, the Macedonian colonists gathered around the dead
body. Revolted by its image in front of them, they decided to take revenge.
They entered the house of Dimo Jecoff where they suspected Gh.
Ciolacoff, the assassin of the mayor, to have hidden. Instead of minding
his own business, D. Jecoff welcomed them with the following words: The
mayor got what he deserved! They hit him with the axe and killed him.

Re"terences:Romanul (The Romanian) VI, No. 86, Silistra, 1934

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v. THE RECOLONISATIONOF THE AROMANIANS
. INDOBRUDJA:
THECOUNTIESOFCONSTANTZAANDTULCEA

The second colonisation or recolonisation of the Macedo-
Aromanianstook placein 1940.It wasin 1940that Romanialost Basarabia
and Bucovina (by virtue of the dictate in Moscow on June 26th, 1940), the
north-western territory of Transilvania (by virtue of the dictate in Vienna on
August 30th, 1940) and Cadrilater (by virtue of the dictate in Craiova on
September 7th, 1940).
The causes of the second colonisation were thus determined by the
treaty in Craiova. The treaty and its annexes' were ratified by the decree-law
no.30999on September10th,1940.Withintheannexesof the treatyconcluded
between Romania and Bulgaria, article 3 stipulated that within a period of
three months from the date of exchange of treaty ratification instruments
they proceeded with a compulsory shift between the Romanian subjects of
Bulgarian ethnic origins in the conties of Tu/cea and Constantza and the
Romanian subjects of Romanian ethnic origins in the conties of Durostor
and Caliacra.2
It was thus high time for the Aromanians to relocate again: the third

1. Published in the Official Monitor, No. 212, September 12th, 1940 (in the French
language as well)
2. Loc. cil.
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time for the Farsherots from Albania, the fourth time for the Gramusteni
from Greece and Bulgaria and, eventually, the fifth time for the Farsherots
from Greece. They seemed to have been under a curse: never to enjoy peace
and stability.What counts,though,is that they have neversurrendered;they
defied the painful exoduses they experienced as they always knew that all
the misfortunes were not brought about by fate but by the circumstances of
those times. They felt the same about this last emigration.
Before having an insight into the r~colonisation issue and the places
where they were settled down, we shall ponder on another issue which
demands further investigation:

TheNumberof theAromalliansColonisedin Cadrilater

lt was impossible to specify the exact number of the Aromanians
until 1940. They were not included in the tables of the census in 1930
(perhaps since they were not considered citizens, although in more recent
censuses they were, however, even though the Aromanians in Romania are
not considered a separate ethnic group).
By reason of all this, the scientific studies mentioned different
figures, the authors minimising3 or maximising4 their number. Lately the
figures recorded by Vasile MU5iand Constantin Noe have been taken into
consideration. Some would relate to the figures suggested by V. MU5i;others
would rather refer to C. Noe' s figures. In his book A Century of Colonisation
in New Dobrudja (1935) Vasile MU5ispecified the number of 6,553 families
(multiplied by 5 - the average number of family members, which amounts
to 32,765 individuals). Vasile MW$idid not mention the primary source for
his estimation. In his book The Colonisation of Cadrilater (1938) Constantin

3. Th. Capidan (1942: 8) for instance, estimated their number to 12.000 individuals.
4. Em Bucuta in TTle Balkan Peninsula VI, 1928, stated that their number would be
40,000 individuais, obviously an overestimation. I overestimated them myself in Cusa 1990:
45 /he total oj /he Aromanian poplIla/ion who arrived in Dobrudja be/ween 1940 and /941
is estimated a/ 65,382 individuals. Mea cu!pa, I would say. I mention hereby that my former
estimation represents, in fact. the r.umber of all colonists (including the inhabitants from the
kingdom) and it was made on the basis of the documents I researched.
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Noe specified the number of 4,946 families of Macedonians (that is 24,730
individuals). C. Noe did mention the primary source for his estimation: the
tables of colonists (family heads) authorised according to centre and category
on February 15th,1932, within the Agricultural Services of the two counties
which he annexed at the end of the above-mentioned paper.
C. Noe estimated thus the number of the Aromanians according to the
tables of colonists authorised in the two conties in February 1932; he stated
that since February 1932 to this day - that is 1938, when the paper was
published [Our Emphasis] - the Macedonian colonists have not changed
much in number.5 The situation was different, though; the colonisation
process continued throughout 1932 and 1933 to be finally concluded at the
end of December 1933.6 Large groups of Gramusteni from Bulgaria and
Greece (the regions of Cavala and Seres) arrived within this period.
Consequently, in this case, V. Musi is right in his accurate estimation of the
number of the Aromanian colonists.
In my research of the Fund of the Prefecture in Durostor, which is
available at the State Archives in Ramnicu Valcea7,I came across a document
which sheds light on this issue, namely a table of exact figures of the
population in this county, according to nationalities and colonists extant on
May 1st, 1940. As far as the county ofCaliacra is concerned, unfortunately,
I have not found such a document; the Fund of the Prefecture in Caliacra
does not existS, so that the table of figures according to different places of
the population in Caliacra, similar to that in Durostor (both tables had been
ordered by the government under Ion Antonescu) is nowhere to be found.
5. C. Noe 1938: 154
6. The official conclusion of the colonisation was directly related to the assassination of
the prime minister, LG. Duca, on December 291h, 1933. There were two Macedonian students,
Ion Caranica and Doru Belimace, who were involved in this assassination. Nicusor
Constantinescu was the one to push the trigger but it counted for little since the former took
part in the assassination anyway.
7. Naturally, the fund had been available in Constantza until 1996 when, for reasons
best known to the authorities, the 'Cadrilater' fund was transferred to Ramnicu Valcea.
8. As a result of the discussions with Mrs Angela Pop (whom I would like to thank
hereby for her pertinent observations generously shared), the chief archivist of the State
Archives in Constantza, I understood that the respective fund had been destroyed. It seems that
during Ihe communist regime it was taken 10 the paper faclory Letea to be recycled, that is to
be reused as raw materia!. .

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We do know, however, the number of the families (family heads) colonised
in this county until September 1st, 1937, from a concise table of the
National Office of Colonisation, which specifies the total of families
according to nationalities. The tables (for Durostor as well as for Caliacra)
were ordered by an express form letter to the Region Marea9, the
Administrative Service by power of the Royal Resident - which are also
enclosed in the Romanian text hereinbefore.

In compliance with this document, the number of the Macedo-
Aromanians in Durostor on May 1st, 1940 was 16,371 individuals, that is'
3,274 families. In Caliacra 2,690 families, that is 13,450 individuals, were
colonised. Concerning the families in Caliacra, the statistic was provided by
the National Office of Colonisation, by a concise table according to
nationalities of the population in this county on September 1st, 1937. The
table was published in the local newspapers of those times.

T ABLEIO

On the situation of the colonists according to categories authoriseu by
the National Office of Colonisation in the county of Caliacra until
September 1st, 1937
Inhabitants from the kingdom 8,390 family heads
Macedonians 2,690 family heads
Inhabitants from Banat 913 family heads
Schoolteachers 183 family heads
TOTAL 12,176 family heads

9. By virtue of decree-law no. 347 on August, 14th 1938,also known as the 'administrative
law', 10 administrative units were founded. ..Iso called regions, with economic, cultural and
social fUllct:on. The administration of th~ region is run by a royal resident and a council of
elected me.nbers and members by right. The Region Marea was located in Constantza and.
consisted of the fonowing counties: Constantza, Tulcea,lalomita, Caliacra and Durostor.
10. Apud. Straja Cadrilaterului (Tile Guard oICadri/ater) II. No. 22, Bazargic, 1937.
The table was also published in Romiinul (The ROlllanian) and Tara Illi Mircea (Mircea's
COlli/try).
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The total number of Aromanian families colonised in both counties
was 5,964, that is 29,820 individuals)'

TheEvacuationandSettlementof theAromaniansin
DifferentPlacesfrom theCountiesofConstantzaandTulcea

In view of the organisation of the population evacuation from
Cadrilater they founded a General Commissariat in addition to the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs, with the headquarters in Bucharest, but effectively
functioning in Constantza, where the General Commissariat for Dobrudja'2
was set up. The twofold task of this commissariat concerned the successful
completion of the population shift as well as the resolution of all the
problems that arose from its relocation. The population was to be relocated
in the counties of Constantza and Tulcea, where there were available lands,
as a result of the departure of the German population (by power of the
Romanian-German convention) and the Bulgarian population (by power of
the treaty in Craiova).
The evacuation from Cadrilater was cacried out relatively rapidly. As
a result of an updated record by the Evacuation Committee in addition to
the Region Marea until September 18th, the Romanian population was
completely evacuated - within the area there remained the family heads,
who returned to harvest and transport the last crops such as sunflower, bean
etc. (of course, only some of the family heads)13
Meanwhile, the German and the Bulgarian population were not leaving,
however, the places in the two counties they were supposed to depart
from; consequently, they decided to temporarily accommodate the
Romanian population from Cadrilater in the counties of Ialomita and
II An average of 5 members per family. In those limes all the Aromanian families
which consisted of husband and wife, their parents and their children had between 5 and 10
members, frequently even more.
12 Cola Ciumeti was the General Commissar for Dobrudja.
i3 Cf. a report to the general I. Anlonescu, the leader of the state, by the general N.
Sioenescu on September '8'h, 1940. Apud. A.MR. Fund M.R., General Secretariat, File 2677,
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South Dobrudja (within the area of the following settlements: Negru
Voda, Tuzla, Plopeni, Badiganul and Negre~ti). The Aromanian colonists
(and all the other colonists, of course) prolonged their stay; the Bulgarians
did not observe the Romanian-Bulgarian protocol which stipulated that
they left the region before December 15th, 1940. As a result of the delay,
the Arorrianians had to spend the winter between 1940 and 1941 in the
county of lalomita (where most of the refugees were) in the houses of the
local inhabitantsl4, luggage thrown in the courtyard, shortages of all
nature, especially food shortages (food prices were rocketingI5); in order
to earn their living, they had to work as day labourers for the building of
the Tandarei-Urziceni highway, which was situated along the dislocation
line.
It was not sooner than April 1941 that the Commissariat of Colonisations
decided to send all the colonists temporarily settled in the counties of the
former kingdom (other colonists had also been accommodated in the
counties of Olt and Teleorman) to Dobrudja. The colonists were granted
households and lands by commissions made up of a representative of the
Commercial Service of Colonisation, the mayor of the village, the priest,
the schoolteacher, the notary and a delegate for each group of colonists
from every centre of colonisation (the same way as in Cadrilater). In
December 1941 they founded the General Inspectorate of Colonisations in
Dobrudja, which functioned in preparation for the completion of the
colonisation. Meanwhile, a temporary household with no ownership
papers was distributed to every colonist in all distribution centres; this
provisional situation enabled some to move from one place to another.
Moreover, a rather biased 16 report of the technical consultant for the
colonisation of Dobrudjal7 pointed out the fact that during the Iron Guard

14. The places where they had been temporarily accommodated were all enlisted within
the instructions sent to the prefectures, the State Archives in Tukea, Fund Prefecture of the
County of Tukea, File No. 67, 1940, Leaf 11 and File No.76/1940, Leaf 2-19; also published
in Cusa 1996: 141-158
15. Note, Fund Brigade 7 Cavalry, File No. 64, Leaf 164. Apud. A.M.R., p. 183-185.
16. The author stated that in 1941 the largest and the best colonisation centres were
overcrowded by the Macedonians who would drive away the other colonists. Thus Ihe consultant
hinted at the fact that many Aromanian colonists had joined the Iron Guard and that explained
the advantages. It is true that many Aromanians had joined this organisation (which
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dictatorship large groups of colonists were being moved from one centre to
another in the interest of the former and towards converting the latter to
their own beliefs. After the fall of the Iron Guard dictatorship caused by
General Antonescu the population shift would start over again, this time by
force with lorries and machine-guns to scare away the suspected followers
or members of the Iron Guard, those from the county of Tulcea to the county
of Constantza and vice versa, at the mercy of luck and not at the expense of
the state by power of colonisation rules. AII this indeed happened between
1941 and 1944. However, in the spring of the year 1942, they started drawing
up the colIective contracts for the rents and leases they had to pay for the dis-
tributed households and lands. The colonisation and the ownership granting
process was carried out between 1946 and 1947, when they were tendered the
ownership papers. They paid for their houses, the same way as in Cadrilater;
the difference lies in the fact that they built the houses themselves in
Cadrilater (with the exception of those which they had bought from the
Turkish emigrants and from the Bulgarians who left Cadrilater) whereas this
time they took over the houses from the former German and Bulgarian own-
ers who had taken refuge in Dobrudja.

In compliance with the researched primary sources which include the
General Inspectorate Fund of Colonisations in Dobrudja (the State Archives
in Constantza), the Official Survey Fund in Tulcea (the State Archives in ,
Tulcea), the National Office of Colonisation in the county of Tulcea,
inventory 1921-1941 (the Central Board of the State Archives in Bucharest),
we shall consider the places and the number of Aromanian families who .
settled down in Dobrudja in spring 1941 as it folIows:

mostly consisted of Romanians) in expectation of some advantages (it is a common place to
this day); the settlement of the Farsherot Aromanians in those regions he referred to (Cocosu,
, Ovidiu, Ferdinand, Cogealac, Viile Noi, Avaldachioi) was due to different causes. The
I Farsherots wished to stick together and this is the reason for the overcrowding he mentioned.
Thus their settlement in these places in compact groups does not have anything to do with their
having joined the Iron Guard. The Gramusteni, some of them of course, also joined the Iron
Guard and they seWed down, however, in places from the county of TuJcea.
I 17. The report of Dem Vatafu, the tcchnicaJ consultant for the colonisation of Dobrudja, the
State Archives Constan~, Fund Prefecture, County of ConSlantza, 73, File No.1611948, Leaf 15-16.
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Constantza County

1. Agigea - 39 families (Pindeni and Farsherot)
2. Anadalchioi (former residential district of Constantza) - 79 families
(Farsherot, Gramusteni, Pindeni)
3. Baia (former Baia was part of Constantza county) - 50 families
(Bulgarian Farsherot)
4. Cobadin - 53 families (Bulgarian Gramusteni)
5. Cogealac - 169 families (Greek Farsherot)
6. Colilia ( it does not exist today; it used to belong to the large village
of Pantelimon de Jos) - 61 families (Bulgarian and Greek Gramusteni)
7. Dobromir Deal-16 families (Greek Gramusteni)
8. Dobromir Vale - 43 families (Bulgarian Gramusteni)
9. Gradina-Cheia - 20 families (intermingled, Farsherot, Gramusteni
from Bulgaria as well as from Hrupistea, Greece)
10. Mangalia - 13 families (Pindeni from Veria, Greece)
11. Ferdinand (the large village of Mihail Kogalniceanu today) - 229
families (Greek Farsherot)
12. Mihai Viteazu - 239 families (Farsherot, Gramusteni from
Livezi,Greece) .

13. Nisipari - 45 families (Albanian and Greek Farsherot)
14. Ovidiu - 108 families (Greek and Albanian Farsherot)
15. Cocosu ~todayPoiana - a village which belongs to the large village
of Ovidiu) - 70 families (Greek Farsherot)
16. Palazu Mare - 119 families (Albanian Farsherot)
17. Palazu Mic - 39 families (Greek Farsherot)
18.Panduru (former Panduru belonged to the county of Constantza)
- 228 families
19. Ramnicul de Jos (it used to be part of the county of Constantza in
those times) - 331 families (Bulgarian Gramusteni)
20. Sacele - 65 families (Bulgarian Gramusteni)
21. Sinoe (it used to belong to Constantza) - 268 families (Bulgarian
and Greek Gramusteni)
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22. Tariverde - 136 families (Bulgarian and Greek Gramusteni)
23. Tekirghiol- 60 families (Pindeni from Verla, Greece)
24. Tuzla - 30 families (Pindeni and Farsherot)
25. Valea Neagra - 7 families (Gramusteni)
26. Viile Noi (former residential district of Constantza) - 45 families
(Albanian and Greek Farsherot)

In the former county of Constantza (today Baia, Panduru, Ramnic,
Sacele and Sinoe belong all to the county of Tulcea) 2,562 familiesJ8 were
permanently settled in 26 centres.

Tulcea County

1. Agighiol- 27 families (Gramusteni)
2. Babadag- 8 families (Gramusteni)
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3. Beidaud 332 families (Gramusteni from Bulgaria and the
Republic of Macedonia today)
4. Camena - 129 families (Gramusteni from Bulgaria and Greece
5. Congaz - 75 families (Greek and Albanian Gramusteni and
Farsherot)
6. Cataloi - 53 families (Gramusteni)
7. Casimcea - 14 families (Gramusteni)
8. Cerna - 262 families (Megleno-Romanians as well as a few
Gramusteni and Farsherot families from Greece)
9. Ceamurlia de Jos - 200 families (Gramusteni)
10. Ceamurlia de 8us - 303 families (Gramusteni)
11. Eschibaba - 231 families (Gramusteni)

18. Cf. (for each place in the same order) 1. File 1/1947; 2. File 6/1947; 3. File 11/1947;
4. File 23/1947; 5. File 76/1947; 6. File 26/1947; 7. File 38/1947; 8. File 36/1947; 9. File
46/1947; 10. File 51/1947; 11. File 53/1947; 12. File 55/1947; 13. File 16/1947; 14. File
30/1947; 15. File 39/1948; 16. File 65/1947; 17. File 9/1953; 18. File 67/1947; 19. Agricultural
Register 115,116 Funu City Hall Ramnic; 20. File 75/1947; 21. File 79/1947; 22. File 81/1947;
23. File 84/1947; 24. File 86/1947; 25. File 89/1947; all of them included in the National
Office of Colonisation, State Archives Constantza.
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12. Lunca - 16 families (Gramusteni)
13. Lascar Catargiu - 6 families
14. Malcoci - 12 families
15. Mihai Bravu - 10 families
16. Mihail Kogalniceanu - 307 families (Gramusteni and a few
Farsherot)
17. Principele Mihai (today Nicolae Balcescu) - 341 families
(Gramusteni)
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18. Razboieni 15 families
19. Sarighiol Deal- 220 families (Greek Gramusteni)
20. Tulcea (the large village of Tu"tcea)- 23 families
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21. Tistimelu 84 farnilies

In the former county of Tulcea 2,668 families were permanently
settled in 21 centres. 19

The total number of the Macedo-Aromanian families colonised in
Dobrudja is 5,230. The difference of 734 families out of the 5,964
Aromanian families colonised in Cadrilater is represented by the number of
families that were not colonised in Dobrudja.

19. Centrcl Board of State Archives Bucharest, Fund National Office of Colonisation,
County of Tulcea, inventory 1921-1941. State Archives Tulcea, National Office of Survey
Tulcea. File 368/1947, Leaf 1-17 for Camena, File 36111947. Leaf 1-22 for Tistimelu (today
Vasile Alecsandri); Fund City Hall Eschibaba, File 2!f/1948, Leaf 174-178.
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Note

Perhaps many Aromanians will be disappointed in the reduced number
of the Macedo-Aromanian families colonised in Dobrudja and naturally,
they will wonder:
Are we, all the Aromanians in Dobrudja, indeed only little more than
5,200 families?
No, of course, we aren't...the 5,200 families were large families,
which consisted of our grandfathers who had our own parents, who had
come of age, who had brothers and sisters of an age. From the very beginning,
the Aromanian families in Dobrudja would thus become by marriage twice
or three times or four times larger than they used to within a period of only
several years.
Nicolae Saramandu in his recent paper Aromanian and Megleno-
Romanian Studies (2003, Constantza, Ex Ponto) pointed out that there
were 7,145 families in the two counties in 1968. Their number has beyond
all doubt increased to exceed the number of 10,000 families, in my opinion.
Today most of them have their permanent residence in Constantza.
There are many in the town of Tu1cea, in reduced numbers, of course;
fortunately, there are still compact groups in the Aromanian villages in
the counties of Tu1cea (Eschibaba, Tistimelu, Ceamurlia de Sus, Beidaut,
Baia) and Constantza (Cogealac, M. Kogalniceanu, Ovidiu, Poiana).
It is also worth mentioning that the exodus in the decades 6 - 7 - 8
i to the capital has ceased. In this day and age the Aromanians settle down in
I Constantza if they.decide to leave their villages, which have become native
I
I. villages for the generation after 1941, to move to towns and this is but
beneficial for the unity of the compact community of the Macedo-
Aromanians in Constantza.

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NICOLAE CUSA . OTIUA PACEA

ABREVIERI

TITLURI DE CARTI

A.C.I.A. = Aromanii,
Comer" industrie, arte, expansiune, civilizarie,
Anastase Hiiciu, Foc~anni, 1936.
CA. =
Chestiunea aromaneasca, Max Demeter Peyfuss, Bucure~ti, 1994,
(tradusa de Nicolae Serban, Tana~oca).
D.R.T E. =De la romanii din Turcia Europeana. loan Nenitescu, 1895.
Sl.P.B. = Studii istorice asupra romani/or din Peninsula Balcanica. loan
Caragiani,1929.
S.A.M. =Studii aromane si meglenoromane. Nicolae Saramandu, 2003.
R.N. =Romani nomazi. Theodor Capidan, 1924-1926.
A.R. =Aromanii (rnacedonenii in Romania. Nicolae Cu~a, 1996).

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CUPRINS

I. Etnogeneza ~inumele acestui neam 13

II. Tulpinile de aromani stabilite in Dobrogea 21

I ill. Imprejurlirilecircumstante ale colonizarii aromfu1ilorin Dobrogea 41

I IV. Colonizarea in Cadrilater - Dobrogea Noua 51
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V. Recolonizarea aromanilor in Dobrogea -
I judetele Constanta ~iTuIcea 123

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I. Ethnogenesis and the name of the aromanian people 137

II. The stems of the aromanians settled down in Dobrudja 145

V. The recolonisation of the aromanians in Dobrudja:
the counties of Constantza and Tulcea 195

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