The village of Trnaa was made to change its name by the Greek government
to Prasinon. The village is about 21 kilometres southwest of Lerin on
the ridge of Bigla Mountain between Moro and Lisets and on the main
road Lerin-Kostur. Its position is 21 degrees 12 minutes longitude and
40 degrees 44 minutes latitude and it is 880 metres above sea level.
Area is about 12 square kilometres.
The village borders to the north with the village Oschima, to the southwest
with the former settlement of Besfina, to the south with the village
Rulja, to the east with Bigla Mountain and to the west with Gorbech
Mountain. The Zhelevska River runs through the village dividing it into
Before the start of the Greek Civil War there were about 380 Macedonian
residents in the village and they were employed in agriculture and raising
During the Greek Civil War period, the residents took an active part
in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG with more than
55 active fighters. 21 gave their lives.
2. Benderov Gjorgi
3. Dalipov Gjorgi
4. Duketov Atanas
5. Duketov Iljo
6. Gjamovska Hristina
7. Gjamovski Done
8. Evangelov Lazar
9. Evstatios Iljo
10. Karabash Pando
11. Karatimjo Iljo
12. Ketkarov Stojan
13. Popovski Filip
14. Popovski Done
15. Popovski Jane
16. Popovski Lazar
17. Popovski Krste
18. Romanov Pando
19. Supurkov Pavle
20. Tantakov Hristo
21. Temovski Lambro
The names of the fallen were supplied by Vane and the barber Krste
- who were officials for NOF in the village.
Of the fallen fighters who gave their young lives there were 19 men
and 2 women.
After the Greek Civil War and emigration from and forced migration
to the village, the number of residents fell significantly. The 1991
census in Greece recorded 24 residents in the village.
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