Kuqet dhe kelmendet
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Kuqet dhe kelmendet
Kelmend (or Klementi, Serbian: Клименти, Klimenti) is an Albanian Region, known as the Klementi Mountain, (Albanian: Mali i Kelmenit) originating from Malesia, now known as the Malësi e Madhe District in Albania, and surrounding ethnic Albanian territories. The families can be found in Albania, Montenegro, and Kosovo. Kelmendi is also the largest Albanian tribe within Malesia, as a result to the largest population and land within Malësia territory. The extended regions of Vuthaj and Martinaj are located in Montenegro, and Rugova is located in Kosovo. These towns are populated by descendents of Kelmendi. The clan was once an all- Roman Catholic clan. The region properly called Kelmend is still 95% Catholic. However, the branch of Kelmendi called Rugova, is predominantly of the Muslim faith. Religion cannot be taken as a factor that defines the identity of the Kelmendi region. On the contrary, the Kelmendi region is and has always been secular.
Western Kelmendi is some Catholic, while the Kelmendi in the Lim River Valley, Plav-Gusinje and Rugova are Muslim.
Family descendants of the Kelmendi clan from the Kelmendi Proper Region
 Lim River Valley
- Ahmetaj (Serbian truncation: Ahmetović) - from village Vusanje/Vuthaj. They descend from a certain Ahmet Nikaj, son of Nika Nrrelaj and grandson of Nrrel Balaj, and are originally from Vukël in northern Albania.
- Balaj (Serbian truncation: Bal(j)ić) - from village Grnčar/Gërnçari. Immigrated to Plav-Gusinje in 1698 from the village of Vukël (or Selcë?) in northern Albania and converted to Islam the same year. The clan's closest relatives are the Balidemajt/Balidemići. Legend has it that the Balić, Balidemaj and Vukelj clans descended from three brothers. However, a member of the Vukelj clan married a member of the Balić clan, later resulting in severed relations with the Vukelj clan.
- Balidemaj (Serbian truncation: Bal(j)idemaj/Balidemić) - from village Martinovići/Martinaj. Their ancestor, a Catholic Albanian named Martin, immigrated to the village of Trepča/Trepçë in the late 17th century from the village of Selcë in northern Albania. His descendants became known as Martini/Martinović. This branch of the clan remained Catholic for three generations, until Martin's great-grandson converted to Islam, taking the name Omer. Since then, the family was known as Omeraj/Omerović. Until recently was the family's name changed to Balidemaj. The clan's closest relatives are the Balajt/Balići and Martini/Martinovići. Legend has it that the Balić, Balidemaj and Vukelj clans descended from three brothers.
- Bruçaj (Serbian truncation: Bručaj/Bručević) - they are descendants of a Catholic Albanian named Bruç Nrrelaj, son of Nrrel Balaj, and are originally from Vukël in northern Albania.
- Cakaj (?) (Serbian truncation: Cakić)
- Canaj (Serbian truncation: Canović) - from the villages of Bogaj/Bogajići, Višnjevo/Vishnjeva and Đurička Rijeka/Reka e Xhurës. Immigrated to Plav-Gusinje in 1698 from the village of Vukël in northern Albania and converted to Islam the same year.
- Çelaj (Serbian truncation: Čel(j)ić) - from the villages of Vusanje/Vuthaj and Vojno Selo. Claimed to be descendants of Nrrel Balaj. Their descendants include the Nikça/Nikča clan.
- Dedushaj (Serbian truncation: Dedušaj/Dedušević) - from village Vusanje/Vuthaj. They are descendants of a Catholic Albanian named Ded (Dedush) Balaj, son of Nrrel Balaj, and are originally from Vukle in northern Albania.
- Hakaj (Serbian truncation: Hakanjin) - from village Hakaj/Hakanje.
- Hasangjekaj (Serbian truncation: Hasanđekaj/Hasanđekić) - from village Martinovići/Martinaj. They are originally from Vukël in northern Albania. They are descendants of a certain Hasan Gjekaj.
- Hasilović - from the village of Bogaj/Bogajić.
- Gjonbalaj (Serbian truncation: Đonbaljaj/Đonbalić) - from village Vusanje/Vuthaj with relatives in Vojno Selo. Their ancestor, a Catholic Albanian named Gjon Balaj, immigrated with his sons: Bala, Aslan, Tuça and Hasan; along with his brother, Nrrel, and his children: Nika, Ded (Dedush), Stanisha, Bruç and Vuk from the village of Vukël in northern Albania to the village of Vusanje/Vuthaj in the late-17th century. Upon arriving, Gjon and his descendants settled in the village Vusanje/Vuthaj and converted to Islam and were known as the Gjonbalaj. Relatives include Ahmetajt/Ahmetovići, Bruçajt/Bručevići, Çelajt/Čelići, Goçaj/Gočević, Lekajt/Lekovići, Selimajt/Selimovići, Qosajt/Ćosovići, Ulajt/Uljevići, Vuçetajt/Vučetovići.
- Kukaj (Serbian truncation: Kuković) - from the village of Vusanje/Vuthaj
- Lecaj (Serbian truncation: Ljecaj) - from the village of Martinovići/Martinaj. They are originally from Vukël in northern Albania.
- Lekaj (Serbian truncation: Leković) - from the villages of Gornja Ržanica/Rëzhnica e Epërme and Vojno Selo. They are originally from Vukël in northern Albania. They are descendants of a certain Lekë Pretashi Nikaj.
- Martini (Serbian truncation: Martinović) - from the village of Martinovići/Martinaj. Their ancestor, a Catholic Albanian named Martin, immigrated to the village of Trepča/Trepçë in the late 17th century from the village of Selcë in northern Albania. His descendants became known as Martini/Martinović. The Balidemajt/Balidemići and Prelvukajt/Preljvukići descend from the Martini clan.
- Musaj (Serbian truncation: Musić) - Immigrated to Plav-Gusinje in 1698 from village Vukël in northern Albania and converted to Islam the same year.
- Novaj (Serbian truncation: Novović)
- Pepaj (Serbian truncation: Pepić) - from the village of Pepići/Pepaj
- Prelvukaj (Serbian truncation: Preljvukaj/Preljvukić) - from the village of Martinovići/Martinaj. Originally from Vukël in northern Albania. They are descendants of a certain Prelë Vuka of the Martini clan.
- Rekaj (Serbian truncation: Reković) - from village Bogajići/Bogaj, immigrated to Plav-Gusinje circa 1858.
- Rugovac - from the village of Višnjevo/Vishnjeva with relatives in Vojno Selo and Babino Polje. They are descendants of the Rugova section of the Kelmendi in Kosovo.
- Qosaj/Qosja (Serbian truncation: Ćosaj/Ćosović) - from the village of Vusanje/Vuthaj. They are descendants of a certain Qosa Stanishaj, son of Stanisha Nrrelaj and are originally from Vukël in northern Albania.
- Selimaj (Serbian truncation: Seljimaj/Sel(j)imović)
- Smajić - from the village of Novshaj / Novšići.
- Skić - Relatives of the Salić clan in Ulcinj.
- Suknović - descendants of the Rugovac clan.
- Ulaj (Serbian truncation: Uljaj/Ul(j)ević) - from the village of Vusanje/Vuthaj. They are originally from Vukël in northern Albania. They are descendants of a certain Ulë Nikaj, son of Nika Nrrelaj.
- Vukel (Serbian truncation: Vukelj) - from the village of Dolja/Dola. They immigrated to Gusinje in 1675 from the village of Vukël in northern Albania. A certain bey from the Šabanagić clan gave the Vukel clan the village of Dolja, where they continue to reside present-day.
- Vuçetaj (Serbian truncation: Vučetaj/Vučetović) - from village Vusanje/Vuthaj. They are originally from Vukël in northern Albania. They are descendants of a certain Vuçetë Nikaj, son of Nika Nrrelaj.
- Ćatović - from the village of Baća, later moved to Novi Pazar. They are a branch of the Murić clan.
- Demić - from the areas of Rožaje. They are originally from Selcë in northern Albania.
- Demčević - from the areas of Rožaje and Bijelo Polje.
- Džudžović - from the village of Jablanica.
- Fejzić - from the area of Rožaje.
- Fetahović - from the area of Rožaje. They are a branch of the Murić clan.
- Gorudžić - from the village of Jablanica. They are a branch of the Murić clan.
- Halilović - originally from Selcë in northern Albania.
- Hudžodžović - from the village of Jablanica
- Nicaj (Serbian truncation: Nicevici, Nicovici) - from the village of Balota
- Nikča - originally from Vukël in northern Albania.
- Nokić - from the area of Rožaje.
- Rugova - originally from Selcë in northern Albania (now live in Pristina and Peć).
- Šabovići - from the villages of Gornje Glavice and Dapci. They are a branch of the Murić clan.
- Vukli - from the area of Rožaje. originally from Vukël in northern Albania.
- Zejnelagić - from the area of Rožaje. One section of the clan is originally from Selcë in northern Albania. Today, these Zejnelagićs are found in Rožaje and in Sjenica. Another section of the Zejnelagićs are from Nikça in northern Albania. This section of the Zejnelagićs immigrated to the Lim River Valley in 1698. Today, they are found in the villages of Donja Lovnica and Ibarac in Rožaje. They are related to the Ramović clan.
- Bracaj (Serbian truncation: Bracović) - from the village of Vrbica, originally from Selcë in northern Albania.
- Đerđelović - Descendants of the Bracović clan.
- Gorvok - from the villages of Koca, Orahovo and Podgrad.
- Nikaj (Serbian truncation: Nikić) - descendants of a certain Nikë (Nikollë).
- Niculovic - from the village of Orahovo. They are descendants of a certain Pak Nika, and are originally from Selcë in northern Albania.
- Sinanović - Originally known as the Kutevići. Today they can be found in Podgorica.
- Dabović - from the villages of Gureza, Livari and Gornji Šestani. Can be found in Shkodër. Their relatives are the Lukić clan in Krajina. Can be found in Shkodër.
- Džaferović - from the village of Bes. Can be found in Shkodër.
- Lukić - Related to the Dabović clan in Krajina.
- Oxhaj (Serbian truncation: Odžaj/Odžić) - from the village of Donji Murići.
- Orlandić - from the village of Seoca in Crmnica, and from the area of Lower Krajina. They can also be found in Berislavci (near Zeta).
- Perovići - originally from the village of Selcë in northern Albania.
- Radovići - from the village of Zagonje.
 Elsewhere in Montenegro
- Dakanović - from the village of Klimenza
- Lelcaj - from the town of Štoj.
- Salić - from the areas of Ulcinj and Komorač. Their relatives, the Skić clan, are found in Gucia/Gusinje.
- Đuranović - from the town of Martinići. Their relatives are of the Đurašković clan.
- Janković - from the villages of Krečko Ždrijelo, Pećine, Borovi, Škam, Bukišta Krš, Arbanasi, Jankovići, Ljumovići, Drušići, Češljari, Rvaši, Mrcelji, Bobija, Dodoši (near Rijeka Crnojevića) and Žabljak Crnojevića. They are descendants of a certain Lekë.
- Ražn(j)atović - from the village of Dobrsko selo near Rijeka Crnojevića. The clan was originally known as Gornjak. Relatives include the Vuličevići. These Ražnatovićs are today found in Podgorica, Ulcinj and Zeta.
- Čubranović - Relatives are the Zlatičani. The clan can also be found in Podgorica.
- Raković - from the town of Golubovci
- Jerebičanin - from the town of Tutin. Descendants of the Martini/Martinović clan in Gucia/Gusinje.
- Gjonvukaj (Gjevukaj)
- Nikaj (Serbian truncation: Niković) - Originally from Vukël in northern Albania. They are descendants of a certain Nika Nrrelaj, son of Nrrel Balaj.
- Nikçi (One of four biggest villages of Kelmendi:Nikçi,Vukëli,Selca,Boga)
- Selmani (Serbian truncation: Seljmani/Sel(j)manović) - Originally from Vukël in northern Albania. They are descendants of a certain Selman Gjonbalaj of the Gjonbalaj clan.
- Zenelaj from Martinaj
- Muriqi from Rugove
- Smajlaj from Nikc
- There are more families that are supposed to appear on this list, and this is near impossible for the sheer massivity of the task. Kelmendi is a huge Fis, and none of the families that are listed here are done so for any particular reason or order, other than to list a few of them to provide an example
Kuči is one of the Montenegrin Highland clans in Montenegro, and is also a name of geographical region in eastern Montenegro which the clan populates. The region is located north-east of Podgorica, and extends along the border with Albania, thus one reason why most of the tribe's population is Albanophone. The geographic region took the name of the tribe, historically being called Zatrijebač. Marko Miljanov Popović, writer and warrior from Kuči, is arguably the most prominent member of the tribe.
In 1694 the Kuči were allied together with the Albanian Hoti in an uprising against the Turks. Throughout the 18th century, the Kuči fight together with the Montenegrin Vasojevići and the Albanians Hoti and Klimente in resistance against the Ottoman Empire. The center of resistance against the Ottomans came with Duke Marko Miljanov Popović in the 19th century.
Marko Drekalović, who with his tribe, the New Kuči, after harrying the Turks for many years, sick of Turkish rule, joined forces with Prince Nikola when a war against the Turks was proclaimed. Kuči was later included politically within the Montenegrin border after the war of 1876–1878.
Grča (Gavrilo) Nenadin, a member of the noble Serbian Mrnjavčević clan, had decided to immigrate from Scutari in present-day northern Albania (Malësia) to an area on the Cijevna River Basin in present-day Montenegro, near the village of Korita in the last decade of the XIV century. His son, Panto Grčin (or Grčić), and his sons: Petar, Đurađ, Tiho(mir), Mara (Marin/Marko) and L(j)eš (Aleksa), had immigrated to the village of Orahovo in 1416 and later formed the building blocks of what was later to become the Old Kuči clan.
Panto, after gaining control of the governance of Orahovo and other nearby villages, he had decided to relocate his sons to key places to which he would soon control. Panto and his youngest son, Tihomir, had settled in Berovo. Đurađ, first Duke of present-day Upper Kuči, had settled in a village called Liješti, however, it is believed that he settled in the present-day village of Dučići. Mara has settled in Bezjovo, Lješ in Krivi Do and Petar in Ubli. However, Tihomir soon left his father in Berovo and set out somewhere along the Cijevna River and was never mentioned in history from then on. After Tihomir left Berovo, Petar returned to his father in Orahovo.
According to folk telling, Petar Pantin (or Pantović) had four sons, Marko, Andrija, Vuko (Vukašin) and Nikač. Vuko and Andrija were, however, never mentioned in any family tree in Orahovo, possibly because either they probably never bore any male offspring or had left Orahovo early in their lives. Vuko did indeed leave Orahovo and immigrated somewhere toward Malësia. Marko and Nikač, however, lived during the mid-XV century. According to folk telling, Nikač had two sons, Petar and Andrija. Petar's descendants were never mentioned, however, it is known that Andrija has a son named Nikola. Nikola had one son, named Stojan. Stojan had, according to folk telling, three sons, Vuko, Stefo and Periša. Vuko and Stefo had died of a siniter disease, called "čume" by the locals, which had caused an epidemic within the region. Soon, Stojan, and Periša's son, Stefan, had died and Periša, fearing the death of his remaining son, Vuk, left Berovo and settled in Lazorce, a village far north of Berovo, believing that "čume" will not reach the village. Periša was quickly accepted by the population in Lazorac. Periša's descendants would later become known as the Perići, a clan still existing today in Lazorce.
It is also believed through folk telling that Grča's brothers, Krsto and Šako, were the founding fathers of the Kastrati and Shaljani tribes. The Mrnjavčević brotherhood claims origin from Gojko Mrnjavčević, possible brother of Serb King Vukašin. Many Mrnjavčevićs crossed over to Islam, among the most notable the Ganići in Rožaje and Radonjičići (today Radončić) in Gusinje.
The founders of the Albanian clans Klimenti (Amati or Klmen) and Berisha migrated from the Kuči over the ages. The Komatovićs in Brnjak also are a separate brotherhood that broke off from this clan.
A certain Drekale came to Kuči with his mother around mid-16th century. There are various legends encircling him. According to one, his mother had been a listener for some Nikeza of the Mrnjavčević family. According to Montenegrin national telling, Drekale's mother was Gruba, the unknown daughter of Serbian Emperor Dušan. According to Albanian national tellings, Drekale was a grandson of George Kastrioti Scanderbey himself, through his son John. Another popular telling suggests that the Drekalovići descend from the Albanian-Malësor Kastrati tribe.
Drekale's son Lale Drekalov is the true founder of the Drekalović Kuči brotherhood, from him sprang over 800 houses. Serbian Patriarch John II Kantul wanted to raise initiatives in an attempt to raise a general national rebellion against the Ottoman Empire, it organized meetings of Montenegrin chiefs. In 1608 Lale attended one such in the Morača monastery and in 1613 the second one in the Kuči.
Lale Drekalov had married twice, he had Vuk from his first marriage and four sons in his second, the most important being Iliko. In 1658 Iliko became Duke of the Kuči. In the following 30 years Iliko's son Ivan came to prominence as also Duke. From then onwards sprang Iliković brotherhood, which made up to half of all Drekalovics. Vuk crossed over to Islam and became the forefather of the Turkovići in Podgorica. These all Kucis hence became known as "the New Kuči".
The ethnic Albanian Banjkani clan claims descent from the House of Crnojević.
There are over 15,000 residents in Kuči, with over 3,000 homes. Three ethnic groups, ethnic Montenegrins, Montenegrin Serbs and Montenegrin Albanians live together in Kuči. The first two groups may be regarded as one, as some families may politically be split between the two, with one brother being a Montenegrin and another being a Serb. Most of the Montenegrins are followers of the Eastern Orthodox Church, while a minority are Muslims. Most of the Albanians are followers of the Roman Catholic Church, while a minority is Muslim.
Christian Orthodox residents used to be split into two distinct groups: Starokuči (Old Kuči) and Drekalovići. The Old Kuči is generally seen as being of Montenegrin descent and have settled in the area at the time of the Serbian empire. The Novi Kuči (generally referred to as "Drekalovići") are a large group of clans (bratstva) that share the same ancestor - Drekale Kastrioti. He is believed to have been an ethnic Christian Albanian that settled in the area in the 16th century.
Major place of Kuči is Ubli village, which have about 1,500 resident. In Ubli are situated major institutions of Kuči like Culture Hall, Elementary School 'Đoko Prelević', Hospital, police station, former fabric... Ubli are situated in central Kuči with center and villages of Prelevići, Pavićevići, Živkovići, Kostrovići... Other places are Medun, Zatrijebač, Orahovo, Fundina, Koći, Kržanja, Kosor, Vrbica, Stravče, Zagreda, Raći in Gornji Kuči and Doljani, Murtovina, Stara Zlatica, Zlatica in Donji Kuči...
Families that make up Old Kuči:
- Bulajići (descendants of Boroje Dragojev Drekalović)
- Milinići (descendants of knez Milin Borojev Bulajić)
- Radani (descendants of Radan Škeranov Bulajić)
- Todorovići (descendants of Todor Borojev Bulajić)
- Vukajlovići (descendants of Vukajlo Škeranov Bulajić)
- Čejovići (descendants of Čejo Lalev Drekalović)
- Božovići (descendants of Božo Popov Čejović)
- Mićkovići (descendants of Mićko Božov Čejović)
- Camovići (descendants of Camo Vujov Čejović)
- Pavićevići (descendants of Pavić Popov Čejović)
- Prelevići (descendants of Prele Popov Čejović)
- Radevići (descendants of Rade Popov Čejović)
- Radonjići (descendants of Radonja Popov Čejović)
- Ivanovići (descendants of Ivan Ilikov Drekalović)
- Ljakovići (descendants of Ljaka Ilikov Drekalović)
- Mijovići (descendants of Mijo Lalev Drekalović)
- Milačići (descendants of Milač Ilikov Drekalović)
- Kalači (descendants of Vušo (Mušo) Perov Milačić)
- Popovići (descendants of pop (priest) Mirčeta Ilikov Drekalović)
- Petrovići (descendants of Petar Ilikov Drekalović)
- Radonjići (descendants of Radonja Petrov Drekalović)
- Turkovići (descendants of Vujaš (Vuk) Lalev Drekalović)
- Vučetići (descendants of Luka Radojev Drekalović)
- Vujačići (descendants of Šoroje Dragojev Drekalović)
- Vujoševići (descendants of Vujoš Lalev Drekalović)
- Vukoslavčevići (descendants of Vukoslav Ilikov Drekalović)
- Vuksanovići (descendants of Vuksan Ilikov Drekalović)
Families that make up Zatrijebač:
- Muratagići (descendants of Nikola Nikezić)
Families that emigrated from Kući to Gusinje:
- Milići (originally from Bjelica in Cetinje)
- Bekteševići (descendants of Miloš (Bekteš))
Other families from Kuči:
- Radončići (Vujoševići - Mrnjavčevići branch, originally Radonjičići)
- Malagići (no blood relation)
- Mihailovići (descendants of Mihailo Braunović)
- Bulatovići (originally from the Nikšić tribe)
Nora Kelmendi.... Helena e Shqipetareve
serbien hat soviele helden durch unsere verräter.(fam. kuci)
Zitat von Roberto
Ehhh more robert edhe ketu i kena souliotet e Malsis
po me vertet,soulioti asht edhe ai tradhtar,soulioti luftoi per fe,jo per popull.
Zitat von illyrian_eagle
vetem chamet i kemi burra te vertet ne jugun e shqiprise.
Zitat von Roberto
Je ti nga Tropoja ??
po.po lindur jam n´berlin
Zitat von illyrian_eagle
pershendetje nga tropoja me vallen e tropojes.
nga vjen ti?