TRNAA

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 two.

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 livestock.

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.

They were:

1. Argirova……..
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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