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Denmark & Germany28 juny - 7 july 2024

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ARMÂNAMEA

Roemeenje Minderheid:

Armanamea Team at the EUROPEADA

Armanamea is the national team of the Aromanians.

The minority has already participated three times, starting with EUROPEADA 2008. 

 

Arman Community

Aromanian is a Romanian related language without mother state and is scattered through Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Romania. The German name derives from “armanji”, a self-designation of the Aromanians in Macedonia. In the Middle Ages they played a significant role as specialized sheepherders and distributors. From the Greeks they have probably learned the trade and worked one’s way up the ladder through good trade relations with Constantinople, Venice and Germany. A good part of the economic recovery has been invested in education, so it was no coincidence that Moscopole had after Istanbul the second printing office the 16th century in the Balkans. In the Turkish - Albanian wars not only the upswing was stopped, with the destruction of the city and seven other settlements of Aromanians, their home was taken and they were expelled from this area. By living as nomadic shepherds they were used to long journeys, many of them have been settled around the Lake Ohrid, which now belongs to Macedonia. But even there, there are now only small Aromanian communities because in the interwar period, a majority of the population has emigrated from the Balkans to Dobrogea in Romania, where they have increasingly settled after 1939 in former settlements of Dobrogea-Germans. Partly the from the Balkan brought Aromanian language is spoken today. The interests of Aromanian people living in Romanian are represented by the Aromanian community of Romania. The main objective is to preserve and develop the Aromanian language and culture. This is not an easy task, although the Council of Europe has recognized Aromanian as a minority language and has adopted a recommendation on the protection of the language and culture in June 1997, the Romanian state defines it only as a Romanian dialect and is showing for their culture and identity hardly interest.

But in another core area of ​​today´s Aromanian around the city Metsovo in Pindus Mountains in northwestern of Greece it is even worse, because Greece does nothing for this minority. It is believed that only a few of the born after 1970 are commanding the language. The number of Aromanians decreases continuously, because there are very few schools where the language is taught. As a national language minority they are recognized only in the small state of Macedonia, which mentions it in the Constitution as such. Nevertheless, after the census in 1994 only 8601 citizens describe oneself as Aromanians. The Aromanians are everywhere well integrated into society, many of them also largely assimilated, also due to the many mixed marriages. A well-known representative of this minority language from the world of football is Gheorghe Hagi, international player of the country and player at several European clubs.

Fotogalery

Barren

European Football Championship of the autochthonous national minorities

European Football Championship of the autochthonous national minorities

Organisation

Federal Union of European Nationalities

Federal Union of European Nationalities

Partners

Federal Ministry of the Interior and Homeland

Federal Ministry of the Interior and Homeland

 

Sydslesvigudvalget

Sydslesvigudvalget

 

Tønder Kommune

Tønder Kommune

 

Region Syddanmark

Region Syddanmark

 

Haderslev Kommune

Haderslev Kommune

 

Aabenraa Kommune

Aabenraa Kommune

 

Sønderborg Kommune

Sønderborg Kommune

 

Kreis Nordfriesland

Kreis Nordfriesland

 

Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde

Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde

 

Miniszterelnökség, Nemzetpolitikai Államtitkárság Bethlen Gábor Alap

Miniszterelnökség, Nemzetpolitikai Államtitkárság Bethlen Gábor Alap

Local organisers

German Minority in Denmark

German Minority in Denmark

 

Sinti and Roma Organisation

Sinti and Roma Organisation

 

North Frisian Minority Association

North Frisian Minority Association

 

Danish minority in Germany

Danish minority in Germany

Local sponsors

Union Bank

Union Bank

 

hpo Steuerberater

hpo Steuerberater

 

Flensborg Avis

Flensborg Avis

 

Der Nordschleswiger

Der Nordschleswiger

 

Na Logo

Na Logo

 

Hotel des Nordens

Hotel des Nordens

 

Strandet

Strandet

 

Naturgeflüster

Naturgeflüster

 

Flensburger Brauerei

Flensburger Brauerei