Headings

Local SEELRC Resources

(These entries are also included later in the Language Resources section.)

Macedonian Reference Grammar The Macedonian Reference Grammar, by Victor Friedman, University of Chicago, is part of a set of SEELRC reference grammars designed for advanced-level language users and linguists to compare semantic categories across languages. Completed are comparative grammars in BCS, Czech, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, and Russian. Others are under development. 

Reading and Pronouncing Macedonian - An Interactive Tutorial By Biljana Belamaric-Wilsey, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and Dr. Curt Ford, University of South Carolina: "The interactive tutorial on Macedonian phonology and orthography aims to present an authoritative and technologically enhanced means of alleviating the scarcity of pedagogical materials for Macedonian language instruction on the most basic phonological and orthographic level."

Macedonian/Makedonski jazik A course supported by SEELRC for beginning and intermediate students by Christina E. Kramer.

Introductions

Map of Macedonia and Quick FactsMore Maps

Macedonian Music

Megasites

Search Engine Colossus - Macedonia Links to primary Macedonian language search engines and gateways.

REESWeb - Search Macedonia Do a "search keyword" for "Macedonia" in the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies website database. Strong in links throughout Eastern and Central Europe as well as with the NIS. 

Pan-Macedonian Network In English and Greek: "A plethora of historical, cultural, geographical and general information about both ancient and modern Macedonia can be found here." 

Bob Bamont's Websites of Macedonia A massive list of Macedonian links, ranging in topics from local newspapers to soccer betting online. Some linked websites are in Macedonian only. 

Open Directory Project - Macedonia The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors. 

Google.com Search - Preset for Macedonian The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Macedonian language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Macedonian fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)

Language Materials

Macedonian Writing System Basic introduction to Macedonian alphabet with collections of links to audio files and language related websites.

BBC Languages across Europe - Macedonian Description of language with list of basic phrases with audio.

The Macedonian Language An good starting point for the study of Macedonian and for gaining an insight into understanding of the cultural and political conflict surrounding the language: "Bulgarian and Greek propagandists insist that Macedonian is not a language, that it is only a western Bulgarian dialect, despite the fact that Macedonian is an internationally recognized language and taught at several prestigious universities throughout the world."

Macedonian Reference Grammar The Macedonian Reference Grammar, by Victor Friedman, University of Chicago, is part of a set of SEELRC reference grammars designed for advanced-level language users and linguists to compare semantic categories across languages. Completed are comparative grammars in BCS, Czech, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, and Russian. Others are under development. 

Reading and Pronouncing Macedonian - An Interactive Tutorial By Biljana Belamaric-Wilsey, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and Dr. Curt Ford, University of South Carolina: "The interactive tutorial on Macedonian phonology and orthography aims to present an authoritative and technologically enhanced means of alleviating the scarcity of pedagogical materials for Macedonian language instruction on the most basic phonological and orthographic level." 

Macedonian/Makedonski jazik A course supported by SEELRC for beginning and intermediate students by Christina E. Kramer.

Macedonian Online Texts - Blesok|Shine Blesok|Shine is the first Macedonian on-line magazine; it is published bimonthly in Macedonian and English. Archival copies are available.

Macedonian Online Texts - Old Folk Songs Words in the original to a number of traditional Macedonian folk songs

History of Macedonian Language Includes information on the early Glagolitic and Cyrillic alphabets, liturgical texts, etc.

Google.com Search - Preset for Macedonian The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Macedonian language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Macedonian fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)

Online Dictionaries

YourDictionary.com - Macedonian Although offerings for Macedonian scant, this site is always being updated with latest resources, so stay tuned.

Freelang.net: Download Free Macedonian-English Dictionary "To use Freelang dictionary, you must read and accept the terms of our copyright notice." © Vasilevski Goce 

Online Media and News

OnlineNewspapers.com - Macedonia About 15 online newspapers in Macedonian.

Voice of America - Macedonian Voice of America news broadcasting in target language.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - Macedonian Service In Macedonian: News Texts Each Weekday, Daily on-demand Audio Broadcasts, Daily live Audio Broadcasts. In English: Newsline Today: Southeastern Europe, Weekday Magazine.

BBC Macedonian.com BBC news broadcasts in Macedonian.

Macedonian News Scan From Balkan Info, links to Macedonian news reports currently available on WWW.

Yahoo! News - Macedonia Latest news in English from a variety of news sources.

SCOLA - Global Foreign Language Portal SCOLA ia a leader in foreign language television news broadcasts. Schedule of broadcasts, insta-classes in some languages, and other useful information.

History and Culture

Macedonian Heritage An online review of Macedonian affairs, history and culture.

Macedonian Culture A general overview of Macedonian culture from its beginnings to the present day.

Government and Politics

Governments on the WWW - Macedonia Includes links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc.

Political Resources on the Net - Macedonia Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world.

Country Studies

Yugoslavia - A Country Study As the title indicates this link needs updating. Nonetheless, selections on Macedonia are easily found on the index. 

BBC News Country Profiles - Macedonia Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

Country Analyses

U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Macedonia Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business.

International Monetary Fund - Macedonia Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

The World Trade Organization "The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business." Includes detailed information on 

Members and Observers - Macedonia

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Macedonia "The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."

World Health Organization - Macedonia About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Macedonia The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, with 178 member National Societies.

Amnesty International - Macedonia Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.

Human Rights Watch - Macedonia Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. 

International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights is a self-governing group of non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations that act to protect human rights throughout Europe, North America, and the Central Asian republics formed from the territories of the former Soviet Union. A primary specific goal is to monitor compliance with the human rights provisions of the Helsinki Final Act and its Follow-up Documents.

Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Destinations - Macedonia The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks.

Yahoo Travel Guide - Macedonia Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.

Professional Organizations and Library Consortia

National and University Library "St. Kliment Ohridski" The National and University Library "St. Kliment Ohridski" in Skopje was one of the first national institutions to be formed by the Parliament (ASNOM) of the young Macedonian state on the 23rd November, 1944.

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) From About: "The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, scholarly society which is the leading private organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about Russia, Central Eurasia, and Eastern and Central Europe." 

Canadian Association of Slavists ~ Canadian Slavonic Papers "The Canadian Association of Slavists is an organization of teachers and scholars in the field of Slavic and related studies in Canada for the purpose of improving and advancing such studies."

British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies BASEES, according to its constitution, exists to "advance education for the public benefit in the United Kingdom in the humanities and the social sciences as they relate to the former Soviet Union and the countries of Eastern Europe".

Slavic and East European Folklore Association "SEEFA is a non-profit organization devoted to an exchange of knowledge among scholars interested in Slavic and East European folklore. It seeks to promote instruction, to organize panels at national and international conferences, to encourage the preparation of teaching materials and translations, and to foster exchanges, summer programs, and research in Slavic and East European Folklore and related fields such as anthropology, ethnic studies, history, literature, and musicology."

Association for Women in Slavic Studies "The Association of Women in Slavic Studies is a networking resource for people concerned with the problems, status, and achievements of women in the profession. It also attempts to cover research and teaching in women's studies and questions of gender and family life in Central/Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union."

Collaborative Collection Management Project for Russian and East European Studies "We offer: — For researchers in Russian and East European Studies, the only nationwide database on relevant library collections and journal holdings in the UK."

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) IREX is the premier US nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.

Universities and Centers of Study

Macedonian Academy of Arts and Sciences "The Academy's objectives are to survey the cultural heritage and natural resources, to assist in the planning of a national policy regarding the sciences and arts, to stimulate, co-ordinate, organise and conduct scientific and scholarly research and to promote artistic achievement, especially where particularly relevant to the Republic of Macedonia."

Macedonia Colleges and Universities Large list of links to major institutions of higher learning.

EuroEducation.net - Macedonia Description of Macedonian education system, K-12 and universities.