1920_Douglas Walshe - 'With the Serbs in Macedonia' Pg. 188
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1920_Douglas Walshe – ‘With the Serbs in Macedonia’ Pg. 188

Language difficulties never daunt a British Tommy, not even modern Greek or Macedonski. … He is picturesque and peaceable, he works hard in his fields, and in a large number of cases speaks ‘Macedonski’, which the Serbs call Serbian and…

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‘Makedonski Golos’ (1915.06.08)

We Macedonians – not Serbs, not Bulgarians but simply Macedonians.

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1938.05_Jovan Petrovic, Serb from Skopje

The local Macedonians…view us as usurpers, invaders, and exploiters, they are always hostile toward us and work in unity and systematically to drive us out on every issue.

Rodolphe Archibald Reiss
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Rodolphe Archibald Reiss

• 1918 • But I repeat that the big mass of the population remained Macedonian. • 1918_Rudolf A. Reiss – ‘Sur la situation des Macedoniens et des musulmans dans les Nouvelles provinces Grecques’, Pgs. 6-7 • In my opinion a…

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M. Petraiev (1907)

In the Kastoria kaza, delegations from the villages came to see us and declared that they wanted neither Greek nor Bulgarian teachers and priests; rather they insisted that they be Macedonians. When questioned about their nationality, they replied that they…

1920_Hermann Wendel
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1920_Hermann Wendel

The Slavs call themselves Makedonci as everywhere else standing between the Serbs and the Bulgarians.

1915_Frank Fox
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1915_Frank Fox

  • ‘Bulgaria’ • Those are the six main racial elements. But there are other scraps of peoples – the Albanians, for example, and the Macedonians, and tribes of Moslem Bulgars, and some Asiatic elements brought in by the Turks….

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1926_Colonel Corfe

One of the Macedonian’s chief grievances is against the Greek Gendarmerie and during our tour we saw many examples of the arrogant and unsatisfactory methods of the Gendarmerie, who commandeer from the peasants whatever food they want.

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1925.01.25_Greek Infantry Lieutenant Dim. Kamburas, Armensko

Being shocked and increasingly concerned, I struck the village mayor when I heard him speak Bulgarian, which he wishes call Macedonian, and I recommended that in the future should always and everywhere speak only Greek, and that should recommend that…

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-Pamphlet found on detained IMRO rebel (1903.07.07)

The Macedonians must prove to their enemies, both in the Balkans and of the Great Powers, that they are no longer a savage race.

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-Secret Macedonian Committee – Memorandum (1887.06)

This can be accomplished only by the Macedonian population itself, which should announce to the world that it is a separate nation, with a separate history, character and customs, and that it has nothing in common with the surrounding small…

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Gjorgji Makedonski (1864)

I was born from my father priest Dimitar and mother Vaskresija as the seventh child of twelve children, five males and seven females. The Slavic letter I learnt from my father, Dimitar Macedonian, who is called like that because we…

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1922.10_C.H. Bateman

Just because the Slavs of Macedonia call themselves Macedonians, there was no reason why we or you should consent to give them a name which coincides with a piece of territory.

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1917.05_National Geographic Magazine – ‘On the Monastir Road’, Herbert Corney

„НИ БУГАРКА, НИТИ ПАК СРБИНКА, МАКЕДОНКА СУМ И МИ Е СМАЧЕНО ОД ВОЈНИ“ Одговор на постара жена во с. Добровени Битолско 1917 г.. Извадок од статијата „ON THE MONASTIR ROAD“ објавена во NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE – Мај 1917 г. Автор:…

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1926_Emanuel Duvillard

Are you a Serb? Are you Bulgarian? Grecian or Albanian? On this series of questions, the Macedonian people, today as yesterday, were giving the same answer – I am Macedonian.