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Old 02-02-2018, 03:18 PM   #18
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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.)

Christian Albanian refugees in XV/XVI century in Southern Italy from Himarė (Chimara).

The Arberesh descend from Albanian settlers in Southern Italy and Sicily in the 15" Century. The first settlers arrived during the first decades of the Ottoman Turkish occupation of the Balkans. Many of those first arrivals were from the Himara region of southern Albania and from the Peloponnese region of Greece, which they called Morea.

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