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Old 04-08-2018, 02:27 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Carlin15 View Post
Chimariotes are Albanians of Liapi (Lab) tribe, and speak only the Albanian language.










(I believe there might be some Arvanitovlach elements among these Chimariotes and others in this general area.)
What is written in Greek if I may ask?

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A few days after our arrival in this village, Spiro Milio presented himself to Mavrocordato, with a corps of two hundred picked Chimariots, the most martial-looking men in the whole army. They are not to be distinguished from Albanians, their dress and language being perfectly similar; but though their religion is Greek, they do not understand one syllable of Greek.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyromilios
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