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Mirčeta Vemić
wars of 1876, 1877/78 is shown in this map by the map- diagram method by settlements, by national and religious- -confessional criteria. There are 895 settlements repre- sented of a total of 1,140 recorded in travelogue by Milo- jević, with 123 non-reconnoitered and 122 repeated set- tlements, which are classified into seven categories ac- cording to the number of houses. Of the total number of represented settlements, 483 were Serbian, 92 albanian and 230 mixed. all larger cities, Prizren, Priština, Peć, Dja- kovica and Kuršumlija, according to Milojević, were over 90% populated by the Serbs. Of the smaller ethnic groups, five Circassian villages are mapped, the ethnic Turks in a mixed village (Mamuša, 80 houses) and Prizren (120 hous- es), and Gypsies in 7 mixed settlements.
From these figures it can be concluded that at that time there were three times more settlements populated by the Christian Orthodox Serbs than islamized albanians (244:69), and nearly twice more settlements with the is- lamized Serbs than with the islamized albanians (130:69), and compared with only 21 settlements of the Catholic albanians (Catholics) it is then 11, i.e. 6 times more Serbs. However, the Muslim albanians were more mixed with the islamized Serbs due to confessional similarity (in 152 settlements) than with the Christian Serbs Orthodox (in 18 settlements), while the albanian and Slav Roman Cath- olics were more mixed with the Christian Orthodox Serbs (in 15 settlements) than with the islamized Serbs (in 4
Il regno della Servia detta altrimenti Rascia, Map by Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola, late 17th century

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