Macedonian Americans (Multicultural America:)
After 1945, most Macedonian immigrants arrived from Yugoslavia and Greece. Earlier immigrants came from the western region of the Balkan peninsular. The identification of immigrants as is confusing, because immigrants prior to World War II identified themselves Bulgarians or Macedonian Bulgarians. The confusion reflects several changes of the geographic boundaries of Macedonia, a country in the former Yugoslavia that was originally the ancient kingdom of Philip and Alexander the Great. Macedonia is generally defined as the region bounded on the south by the Aegean Sea, Mount Olympus, the Viatritsa River and the Pindud Mountains; on the north by the Sar, Osogovske, and Rila Dagh mountains; on the east by the Rhodope Mountains and the Mesta River: and on the west by Lake Ohrid, the Drin River and the Korab Mountains.
Macedonian Americans settled in the industrial center of the north, such as Ft. Wayne, Indiana, where the wedding of "Immigrant Macedonian Wedding" takes place. Other industrial centers with significant Macedonian populations include New York, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Washington and Missouri. Some Macedonian Americans also settled in California. Cities such as Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Syracuse have established communities of Macedonian Americans. Since the 1950s, immigrants from Yugoslavia's Socialist Republic of Macedonia sought to...
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