Pomaks

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Pomaks (Bulgarian: Помаци, Turkish: Pomaklar) are a Muslim population group native to some parts of Bulgaria, specifically southern Bulgaria, Turkey, specifically western Turkey, Republic of Macedonia, Greece specifically in its northern province of Thrace, Kosovo, and Albania. Members of the group today declare a variety of ethnic identities, Bulgarian, Greek,[1] and Pomak[2][3][4] or Muslim.[5] They are usually considered descendants of native Bulgarians who converted to Islam during the Ottoman rule of the Balkans,[6] although some alternative narratives of their historical identity have been proposed[7] and, according to some authors, their precise origins remain unknown.[8] Pomaks speak dialects of the Bulgarian language as their mother tongue[9][10][11][12], they are fluent in Turkish in Greece and Turkey and they also speak Greek in Greece.[13][14]

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