During the rule of Enver Hoxha, they were forced to change names but have not been able to reclaim them.
Linguists Klaus Steinke and Xhelal Ylli consider the overall census results to be first instance of reliable information on the number of households and inhabitants as well as the ethnic and religious composition of these places.
Vladimir was later slewn by the Bulgars, and received a cult; Shingjon (the feast of St.
The community is bilingual and by majority adhere to Eastern Orthodoxy, while a minority professes Islam.
According to the Serbian Ministry of Diaspora in 2009, the most vulnerable minority of Europe were the Serbs in Albania, who since Communist Albania have not had their right to the use of the Serbian language or the religious orientation (Serbian Orthodox).
Jovan Vladimir ruled Duklja during the war between Byzantine Emperor Basil II and Samuel.
Vladimir allegedly retreated into Koplik when Samuel invaded Duklja, and was subsequently forced to accept Bulgarian vassalage.
The official statistics of the Albanian government (early 1990s) placed the Montenegrin community at 100, as some Albanian government officials stated that those numbers were accurate due to 700 of them leaving Albania during the democratisation process.
The Association of Montenegrins (AM), a social-cultural organisation founded in Vraka claimed some 1,000 members that represented the interests of a community of 2,500 people located in Shkodër and the surrounding area.
The South Slavs ("Sklavenoi") began raiding Byzantine territories in the 520s and had conquered Durrës and most of Epirus and Macedonia in 548. 913–959) the early Serbs lived in the former Roman provinces of Dalmatia, Praevalitana and Moesia. 927-960), most of Albania was part of Bulgaria (eastern) and the Byzantine Empire (Dyrrhachium (theme), western maritime).
After the Byzantine annexation of Raška, the Serbian principality of Duklja succeeded as the main Serb state and it included much of the land north of Durrës, with Shkodër being an important city. 997–1014) had by 997 conquered all of Thessaly, Epirus, Macedonia, and most of modern Albania.
From confirmed documents, one of the first families to inhabit the area of Vraka was in 1705 were the Đurčevići from the village of Momče in Kuči.
A certain Jerko Đurčević was the only one from his clan in Vraka to convert to Islam.
The first Ottoman censuses (1431, 14) show such substantial presence of Slavic toponyms.