Serbia Appeals to India for Help Afte...

Serbia Appeals to India for Help After Massive Floods

There are 27 comments on the Outlook story from May 27, 2014, titled Serbia Appeals to India for Help After Massive Floods. In it, Outlook reports that:

Serbia today appealed to the Narendra Modi-led Indian government to help in its efforts to rebuild the country after it was ravaged by its worst floods in over a century.

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Los Angeles, CA

#24 May 31, 2014
What happened to the pride of Serbia! India was too busy with inauguration of new Prime minister elect it completely ignored Serbian cries. And not they were stunned by such unusual type of request.


#26 Jun 1, 2014
albania is Roma land in the Balkans


#27 Jun 1, 2014
blimey wrote:
surely serbs always in love with anti - Christian
what next Pakistan?
..........but why?
Pakistan Afghanistan and Turkey love Alvania not Serbia ...... blood is not water


#29 Jun 1, 2014
According to census from 2011 , Roma population in Serbia is 147.604 not 700.000

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Gypsies in Serbia
The first written document referring to Gypsies in Serbia dates from 1348, when Stefan Dušan, the Emperor of the Serbs and Greeks presented some Gypsy slaves to the monastery of Belgrade. In Serbia, as in other South Slavic countries areas under the Turkish rule, Gypsies constituted a separate ethnic group: they lived apart in mahalas, in towns, or in isolated village areas, and had to pay a special “gypsy” taxes to the Turks (Vukanovi&#263; 1983). In the past, the extended family was their social unit, and the occupational niches they filled contributed to the Serbian economy.
In Serbia, their traditional occupations made them a part of the economy, which benefited
both Gypsies and Serbs. The traditional Gypsy occupations include crafts like trough making, basket-making, spoon-making, black-smithing, iron-smithing and entertaining (music). Although they made a contribution to the agriculturally based Serbian economy, they were despised by the Serbian peasantry; craftsmen in general were held to be in a low social position, always occupying an isolated and the lowest status in the society. In time, Gypsy artisan products became indispensable, especially in Serbian low land areas, where they could make a living by selling their crafts. In the past, some intermarriage occurred between the Gypsies and Serbs, especially in places where Gypsies became fully assimilated with the local culture. The incidence of intermarriage, however, was low, and to this day, Gypsies have remained a separate ethnic group.
Today, an official estimate of Serbia’s true Gypsies range between 500,000-750,000.

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Pickering, Canada

#30 Jun 1, 2014
Prema zvanicnim podacima, u Srbiji živi oko 108.000 Roma, medjutim, prema podacima Ministarstva za ljudska i manjinska prava, po nezvanicnim procenama sa terena, predstavnika ove nacionalne manjine u Srbiji ima izmedju 400 000 i 500 000.

Their number might be even bigger keeping in mind many gypsies don't register their children when born, plus, many gypsies from other parts of former Yugoslavia moved to Serbia during and after the war.


#31 Jun 1, 2014

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Pickering, Canada

#32 Jun 1, 2014

The term Arnautaši (from Arnauti, a historical Serbian term for Albanians) was coined by 19th century Serbian historians and means "Albanized Serbs" (Serbs who had converted to Islam and went through a process of Albanisation). While the theory that acquired its maximal form by Spiridon Gopcevic and Miloš Milojevic became popular among some Serb historians, pro-Albanian advocates among historians dismiss it.

At the end of the 19th century, writer Branislav Nušic claimed that the Serb poturice (converts to Islam) of Orahovac began speaking Albanian and marrying Albanian women. Similar claims were put forward by Jovan Hadži Vasiljevic (l. 1866-1948), who claimed that when he visited Orahovac in World War I, he could not distinguish Orthodox from Islamicized and Albanized Serbs. According to him they spoke Serbian, wore the same costumes, but claimed Serbian, Albanian or Turk ethnicity.

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