32888Re: Gateeway to the Carpathians - Minority/Ethnic Group - Boykos
- Apr 1, 2010Justin,
Here's a map:
--- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, Justin Houser <jkhouser84@...> wrote:
> Danuta and all,
> Thanks, as always, for posting this informative information.
> A question to all: Noting that the Boyko land is considered to have
> stretched up to Ustrzyki Dolne and that there was also a kraina in
> Olszanica, would the Greek-Catholic inhabitants of the village of Stefkowa
> likely have been considered Boyko or Dolinian under this classification?
> Anecdotally - my great-grandmother, a Greek Catholic from Stefkowa, told of
> how she often took care of sheep in the fields/hills during her girlhood.
> It appears from the information posted that the Boyko group was heavily
> involved with sheep raising -- not sure if that is significant or not.
> I feel fairly certain that my relatives currently living in Eastern Ukraine,
> who came from Stefkowa (and whom I visited earlier this month!) would be
> entirely unfamiliar with any classification as Boykos. Of the generation
> living when my great-great-uncle and aunt left Stefkowa to go east, most
> were barely children and some have very poor memories.
> I'm just interested in any thoughts that folks might have in response to
> this (to me) interesting question.
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