the greatest Serb ethnologist and geographer, has divided Serb clans,
within the borders of Montenegro, into two groups: the clans of Old Montenegro
and the clans of Raska. The first group are the clans settled in old, historical
Montenegro. The Old Montenegro is divided into four regions called nahija.
The second group are the clans of Highlands and Herzegovina, the territories
of today's Montenegro, which were mainly the parts of Serb medieval state
Clans of Old Montenegro
As it is said,
Old Montenegro is divided into four regions (nahija): Katunska (I),
Ljesanska (II), Rijecka (III) and Crmnicka (IV). Each of them is settled
has nine clans: Cetinje (1), Njegusi (2), Ceklici (3), Bjelice (4), Cuce
(5), Ozrinici (6), Pjesivci (7), Zagarac (8) and Komani (9);
Ljesanska nahija, in the incomplete creation
of clans has three "clans": Drazevina, Gradac and Buronje;
Rijecka nahija has five clans: Kosijeri (10),
Dobrsko selo (11), Ceklin (12), Ljubotinj (13) and Gradjani (14);
Crmnicka nahija can be divided into: Podgor (15),
Dupilo (16), Brceli (17), Sotonici (18), Gluhi Do (19), Limljani (20) and Boljevici (21).
Clans of Highlands and Herzegovina
The clans of "seven
Hills", or Highlands,
are: Bjelopavlici, Piperi, Bratonozici, Kuci, Rovca, Moraca and Vasojevici
The clans of Herzegovina are spreading on
territories of Montenegro and Republic of Srpska. There is no reason for not
listing them together: Drobnjaci (with Jezera), Uskoci, Piva, Saranci, Niksici,
Banjani, Grahovo, Krivosije, Trebjesani, Bileca, Gacko, Ljubibratici, Zupci,
Rudinjani, Prijedojevici and Malesevci.
Clans of Seashore
The Serb pride
of the Seashore are: Grbalj and Pastrovici with Brajici,
Maine and Pobori.