“The members of this community make their constructive contribution to the development of our country, starting with the Ilinden uprising…”, reads the request of the Egyptian associations in the country
According to the 2021 census, 3,504 Bulgarians, 2,406 Egyptians, 2,145 Croats, and 1,023 Montenegrins live in the Republic of North Macedonia. With the possibility of “opening” the country’s constitution so that the Bulgarians can be included in it, and according to the Prime Minister of the country, Dimitar Kovachevski, the Croats, the Montenegrins, and the Egyptians in the country today asked to be included in the preamble of the basic law in the country, BTA reported .
“All citizens and communities living in (Republic of North) Macedonia,
should be equal without any discrimination and especially on the basis that they are not mentioned in the preamble of the Constitution,” wrote the Egyptian community.
“We remind you that the community of Egyptians in the Republic of Macedonia is indigenous to the Balkans,
with its own identity and self-awareness, with significant traces left in the material and cultural heritage, as well as the fact that the members of this community
make their constructive contribution to the development of our country, starting with the Ilinden Uprising,
through the national-liberation struggles and constitutional changes in 2019, as well as the entry of the Republic of Macedonia into NATO in 2020,” wrote the request of the Egyptian associations in the country, referring to the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the final act of the OSCE, the Convention of the Council of Europe and other international documents.
The request has been sent to the President, the Parliament, the EU Mission in Skopje
and was signed by Rubin Zemon – a university professor and former MP, as well as representatives of several associations of Egyptians.
In fact, there are no Egyptians in North Macedonia and they turned out to be a translation error. And they want to include Gypsies in the constitution.
The Macedonian word for Gypsies is “Gyupci” (Albanian: Egiptian, Serbian: Египћани/Egipćani or Гипћани/Đupci, Macedonian Literary Language: Đupci), which is a pronounced pronunciation of Egyptian, similar to the English “Gypsy” and the French “Zitan”.
Although no one yet knows the exact origin of the Gypsies, a large number of them are defined precisely as Egyptians – descendants of Egyptian Copts who practiced divination. And it is no coincidence that in most languages analogous words are used.