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Expressions of foreign celebrities in favor of Macedonian ethnogenesis.

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1928.05_Henry Baerlein – ‘What is happening in Macedonia – Fortnightly Review’, 123, Pgs. 624-632

It happens that Macedonians who come to Bulgaria continue to call themselves Macedonians … In Bulgaria, whether they are descended from a Macedonian who travelled eastward in 1878, or whether they are quite recent emigrants, they call themselves Macedonians. p.627

1926.04-05_Oliver C. Harvey
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1926.04-05_Oliver C. Harvey

The Slavophone population of Serbian Macedonia definitely regard themselves as distinct from the Serbs. If asked their nationality they say that they are Macedonians, and they speak the Macedonian dialect. • • • The inhabitants here [Aegean Macedonia] are no…

1921_Isaiah Bowman - 'Constantinople and the Balkans, What Really Happened at  Paris', Pg. 170
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1921_Isaiah Bowman – ‘Constantinople and the Balkans, What Really Happened at Paris’, Pg. 170

Neither Greece nor Serbia is expected to give up Macedonian territory for a possible future Macedonia. … It is therefore improbable that the Macedonian question will be revived except through the possible cruelties of Greeks and Serbs in their treatment…

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Nikola Pushkarov (1919)

You, Macedonian, do not listen to them because their words are deceptions. The Balkan monarchies know very well the price of your land. They are not fighting for your wellbeing or for your freedom; instead, they are fighting for the…

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1906.11.27_St. Louis Post – Dispatch, Pg. 2

The Macedonians and the Hellenes, or native Greeks, engage in constant reprisals which sometimes amount to border warfare.

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1922_Edmond Bouchie de Belle – ‘La Macedoine et les Macedoniens’, 80, IV, 303, Paris

In the district of Ostrovo/Bitola, nine times out of ten these people, despite being the subject of dispute by three adjoining countries – Serbia, Bulgarian and Greece – would reply in response to the question as to their nationality that…

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1869_Saint Paul, Volume 2, Pg. 111

Gloomy and grave, the Macedonian peasant has none of the braggadocio and trifling spirit of the Hellenic peasant. The women, beautiful and chaste, work in the fields like the men…They are a good, strong race, laborious, sedentary, loving their country,…

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1926.04_R.A. Gallop – ‘Conditions in Macedonia’

• 1926.04.19 • The Macedonian Slavs considered and called themselves ‘Makedonci’. • 1926.04.26 • Those people whom I had met were insistent on calling themselves neither Serbs nor Bulgars, but Macedonians. There seemed to be no love lost for the…

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1919.01.04_Sister Augustine Bewicke

The inhabitants of Macedonia are in the great majority Slavs; they call themselves Macedonians, and what they desire and what we ardently desire for them is an autonomy under European control.

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1871_Petko Slaveykov

We have many times heard from the Macedonists that they are not Bulgarians but Macedonians, descendants of the Ancient Macedonians.

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1906_Mihailo Markovich, Moje Uspomene, Pg. 316

I asked him if he was a Bulgarian? ‘I’m not.’ I asked him if he was a Serb, Greek, or perhaps even a Tsintsar. ‘No, I am not. I am a Macedonian from Veles.’