The village of Negochani was forcibly made to change its name by the
Greek government to Niki. It is about 16 kilometres north of Lerin.
It is on the Pelagonija Basin on the main road from Lerin to Bitola
immediately next to the border between the Republic of Macedonia and
Greece. It is at 21 degrees 25 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 55 minutes
latitude, 580 metres above sea level, and about 7 square kilometres
The village borders to the north with the Macedonian border, to the
southeast with the village Nov Kavkaz, to the south with the village
Klabuchishta and to the southwest with the village Sveta Petka.
Before the start of the Greek Civil War in 1945 about 840 residents
of Macedonian background lived in the village. They were employed in
During the Greek Civil War, the residents took little part in the organization
of NOF and the armed forces of DAG. 10 fighters took part in battles
and 3 gave their lives.
1. Abukov Mitre Pando
2. Gadzhovski Krste Zhivan
3. Todorovski (Markov) Kosta Tome
The details of the fallen fighters were obtained from Todorovski Kole.
After the Greek Civil War in 1949 and the emigration from the village
and forced migration to Negochani, the number of residents fell significantly.
The official census in Greece in 1991 recorded 425 residents in the
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