Albanians Dec 24, 2005 16:11:43 GMT -5
Post by labi on Dec 24, 2005 16:11:43 GMT -5
australoserbicus said:dude, your posting mainly ottoman era maps in which Albanians had a fair bit of control of Kosovo thanks to the preferential treatment they got from the ottomans.
I think i maybe a little mis-understood in that i do believe that there have always been Albanians in Kosovo, the way they became a majority is the only part that concerns me.
Also i know of balkan mentality & of Albanians, in particular Kosovo Albanians, in fact at one stage they made up around 70% of my friends so i know them very well. My interest in Kosovo also spans from the fact that my fathers family originated from their & had to migrate north due to ottoman issues around 350-400 years back, well thats as far back as he can trace his family tree.
And dude it is also well known about post WW2 migrations of Albanians to Kosovo to join the already present Albanian population there to seek a better life in the more prosperous Yugoslavia. I'm sure there were a few cases in which the went in opposing directions but you can't deny that a very large amount settled to Kosovo to join there bretheren in post WW2.
I may also be coming off as a little anti-Albanian, but i'm not really, i actually believe Serbs & Kosovo Albs share alot of genetics given they look alike (Dinaric looking). This to me shows shared genetics rather than possible enviromental effects causing Dinaricism.
what do you mean ottoman maps? fine show me a map made by russians. i even showed you a serbian map.
also check the yugoslav census of 1921. albs made 2/3 of according to serbian organised census. so how are you going to say albs became the majority in titos time. there was not an outflow of albs from albania to kosovo in titos times, at least not anything major, the borders were sealed and border guards shot anyone trying to escape.
even after ww2 according to yugo census albs made around 62-64% of population. it was the outflow of serbs from kosovo to better economically regions to the north followed by high birth rates of kosovo albs that kosovo became more and more albanian.