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List of former toponyms in Xanthi Prefecture

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Many inhabited places in Xanthi Prefecture of Greece had older Greek and non-Greek forms. Most of those names were in use during the multinational environment of the Ottoman Empire, which controlled the region until the Balkan Wars on 1912–1913. Some of the forms were identifiably of Greek origin, others were Turkish and even of Slavic or of more obscure origins. Following the First World War and the Greco-Turkish War which followed, an exchange of population took place between Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Turkey (the Treaty of Neuilly between Greece and Bulgaria and the Treaty of Lausanne between Greece and Turkey). The villages of the exchanged populations (Bulgarians and Muslims) in Greece were resettled with Greek refugees from Asia Minor and local Macedonian Greeks.

The Greek government renamed many places with revived ancient names, local Greek-language names, or translations of the non-Greek names.:

  Slavic language
  Turkish language

References

List of former toponyms in Xanthi Prefecture Wikipedia


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