Macedonians began immigrating to the United States of America in the 19 th century. These initial
Macedonian immigrants primarily came to America for educational or religious opportunities and
had no intention of remaining. At the turn of the 20 th century, Macedonians started arriving in the
thousands. Most of them were seeking prosperity or reprieve from the violent Balkan environment.
Many of these early immigrants eventually returned to Macedonia, but others settled in America
Обработиле: The League of Macedonian-Americans (LOMA)