1911_Василъ Кѫнчовъ – ‘Орохидрография на Македония’, Пловдивъ
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1911_Vasil Kanchov – ‘Orohidrography of Macedonia’, Plovdiv

Bulgarians and Kutsovlachs call themselves Macedonians and the surrounding nations call them Macedonians.

1892.04.29_Грчки весник 'Неологос', Цариград (за списание 'ЛОЗА')
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‘Loza’ (1892)

Only a strong resistance on our side can save us from other people’s upheavals. … We need to unite, to unite the forces in one power – a people’s power, if we want to preserve the future of our homeland. It should be the aspiration of every Macedonian, wherever he may be.

Dimitar Rizov (1912)
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Dimitar Rizov (1912)

Our people were only ‘Macedonian Christians,’ and then, when Greek propaganda developed they became ‘Macedonian Christian Slavs’. It was all the same to us which Christian country would help us to free ourselves from the Turks. I was born in Bitola. There were several grammar-schools in Bitola: Turkish, Greek, Serbian and Bulgarian. It was all the same to us, the…

1929_House of Commons Papers, Volume 12, Pg. 368
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1929_House of Commons Papers, Volume 12, Pg. 368

Since then Greece and Bulgaria have recognized Macedonian minorities, and Yugo-Slavia has protested that there are no Macedonians. No attempt was made to settle the Balkan States in accordance with race.

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1903.06.05_Sir N. O’Conor

This was the full extent of the proposals he had made so far, though he hoped later on to add a few more, such as that some, at least, of the Judges and administrative officials should be chosen from the Macedonians who had graduated with distinction at a Bulgarian University, and who, although residing within the Principality, were at heart…

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C. Nedelkoff – ‘An Appeal from a Macedonian, Our Day’, Vol. 22, No. 9 (1903.09)

The Macedonian Committee is not an organization of irresponsible adventurers or ex-brigands, but represents the intelligence and patriotism of Young Macedonia. It is led by educated, earnest young men who have fled from Turkish persecution into Greece, Servia, Roumania and Bulgaria to fight for liberty of the fatherland, Macedonia.

1944_Captain P.H. Evans
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1944_Captain P.H. Evans

• 1944 • It is also important to emphasize that the inhabitants, just as they are not Greeks, are also not Bulgarians or Serbs or Croats. They are Macedonians…The Greeks always call them Bulgars and damn them accordingly…If they were Bulgars, how is it that while they are spread over parts of four countries, one of which is Bulgaria, they…

Gjorche Petrov
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Gjorche Petrov

• 1905 • We should be wary of any direct or indirect attempts by any government to become involved in our affairs as much because of the danger of a bad interpretation from outside as from the point of view of our ideology. We should be deliberately careful and wary in our relations with official Bulgaria because it is a…

Dimitar Blagoev (1916)
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Dimitar Blagoev (1916)

I am not a Bulgarian, I am a Macedonian, a Macedonian Slav.

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1903_George F. Abbott – ‘The Tale of a Tour in Macedonia’

• Pg. 80 • A Macedonian Slav is equally intelligible, or unintelligible, to the Servian and to the Bulgarian. • Pg. 278 • In their proclamations the leaders of the Slavo-Macedonian Committee appeal to Alexander the Great as a national hero.

1944_Michael Padev - 'Escape From The Balkans', London
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1944_Michael Padev – ‘Escape From The Balkans’, London

Once we reached Macedonia, what struck us most was the ease and zest with which the Macedonian underground battled against the Bulgarian occupying authorities. We stayed there a week and not a night went by without fighting in the streets. It was the same in Bitolj, which the Bulgarian nationalists claim as ‘the most Bulgarian of all Macedonian towns.’ We…

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1919.11.10_The News Letter: Atlantic Division, American Red Cross, Vol. 11, No. 43, Pg. 6

The civilian population of Salonica is made up largely of Spanish Jews, Macedonians, Gypsies, Greeks, Turks and Dummies (Jews of Mahommedan faith).

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-VMRO “May Manifesto” (1924)

Macedonia today is again enslaved and divided among the three Balkan states: Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece.

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‘Makedonsko Delo’, Pg. 8 (1935.02)

We, the undersigned Macedonians, from the bottom of our hearts wish that the complaints of our brothers in northern Epirus may be remedied, since the Macedonians are in the same situation under the bondage of the Greek authorities. We demand the freedom to speak freely in our Macedonian tongue, to open our own schools so that our children will be…

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1879_James Baker, Turkey, Pg. 241

Stephen Douchan, ruled victoriously from Belgrade to the Maritza, from the Black Sea to the Adriatic, and assumed the title of ‘Emperor of the Roumelians, the Macedonian Christ- loving Czar.’