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Old 02-11-2018, 08:30 AM   #1
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Default The Pomaks

Starting this thread for any relevant information or discussion on the Pomaks. A Slavophone Muslim minority primarily living in Thrace.

In Bulgaria they are classified as 'Bulgarian Muslims' and the state has attempted to assimiliate them numerous times over the years, often under the arguement they're ancestors were Christian Bulgarian that converted to Islam.

In Greece the general belief is that they are "Slavicized" Greek Muslims.

Upton the establishment of Eastern Rumelia in 1878, the Pomaks of the Tamrash region established their own indepdent republic in opposition to rule by the new autonomous Christian government. The state independently functioned until the Bulgarian annexation of the region (along with Eastern Rumelia) in 1886.
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