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Old 02-03-2018, 10:02 AM   #21
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You're absolutely right, thanks for the reminder.

Here is something else.

URL:
https://archive.org/stream/TheAlbani...ories_djvu.txt

"The Albanians and their Territories"

In order to clarify the ethnic character of the inhabitants of the Ancient Epirus we may refer directly to the Greek-Byzantine writers and chroniclers who never use the name Epirotes. While describing the events happening in the territory of Epirus in the first half of the XIV century, J. Kantakuzenos, calls the inhabitants of the regions of Berat, Kanina, Devoll, Kolonja, Pogoni and Libisda Albanites. From the Chronicle of Ioannina we learn that the Mazaraki were the inhabitants of the territory of Permet, the Zenevisi the inhabitants of Dropull and Delvina, the Malakasi the inhabitants of Malaka, in the vicinity of Ioannina, and according to the general opinion of historians they were all Albanians, That the coastal regions of the Ionian Sea were inhabited by Albanians, this is clearly said by Christoboulos and is implied by Chalcocondylas.

Some of these tribes may have actually been Arvanitovlachs / Vlachophones - such as the Malakasi (or perhaps) Zenevisi. In any event, we have found here the Zenevisi Albanites as the inhabitants of Dropull and Delvina.

- Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond (1976). Migrations and Invasions in Greece and Adjacent Areas. Noyes Press. ISBN 978-0-8155-5047-1. One of the tribal names used by Cantacuzenus, 'Malakasii', was derived most probably from the plain 'Malakasa' or 'Malakastra' between Valona and Berat, which provides superb winter pasture. The name is evidently of Vlach origin ... They were in fact Vlachs; for the Vlach-speaking Malakasii and Bouii, who live today in central Pindus and in southern Thessaly, are undoubtedly descendants of these same people. They were called "Albanians" by Cantacuzenus, because they had come in a geographical sense from the area which he called "Albania"; this included the lowland plain of Malakasa ...

- Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond (2001). Collected Studies: Further studies on various topics. Hakkert. For example the Malakasii were a well-known Vlach pastoral tribe; they founded their city as Malakasi and still call themselves Malakasii.

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