Georgi Pulevski – ‘Dictionary of Three Languages’ (1875)

A nation is called a people who are of one kind and who speak
the same language and who live and associate with one another
and who have the same customs and songs and celebrations –
these people are called a nation, and the place in which they live
is called the fatherland of that nation. So too the Macedonians
are a nation, and this place of theirs is Macedonia.