15 September 1997 The traditional Bulgarian claim is that the Slavophone population of Macedonia speaks southwestern Bulgarian dialects. Speakers of those dialects participated actively in the Bulgarian National Revival, when language served as a major mobilizing force. After 1944, the Communist regime in Yugoslavia took those Macedonian dialects that were most remote from standard Bulgarian […]

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