ZABRDENI

The village Zabrdeni was forcibly renamed by the Greek government to Lofi. It is about 17 kilometres east of Lerin. It is on the eastern periphery of the end of the Pelagonija valley at 21 degrees 36 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 48 minutes latitude. It is 757 metres above sea level and has an area of about 17 square kilometres.

The village borders the following settled places: to the north Voshtareni (Ovchareni), to the east with the village Gornichevo, to the southeast Banitsa and to the west the villages Rosen and Boreshnitsa.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War, the village had about 520 residents, and all were of Macedonian background.

The residents were employed in agriculture and raising livestock.

During the Greek Civil War, the residents took active part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG with more than 100 active fighters. 25 fighters gave their lives.

They were:

1. Avramov Tane Stefo
2. Avramov Stefo Ilija
3. Anastasov Nikola Panajoti
4. Dafov Jane Ilija
5. Dafov K Kole
6. Kirkov Ilija Atanas
7. Kirkov Ruse Gjorgi
8. Kirkov Mitse Apostol
9. Kirkov Stefo Vane
10. Kostadinov P Mihajlo
11. Kostadinov T Pando
12. Kostadinov T Spase
13. Kulev K Kitse
14. Kulev Todor Lambo
15. Kulev Tale Tsane
16. Mitskov Krste Risto
17. Mitskov A Petse
18. Tashimanov V Kosta
19. Tashimanov V Jane
20. Tashimanov A Slave
21. Tashimanov B Pando
22. Tashovski Kosta Boris
23. Tsiglov Natse Petso
24. Tsiglov G Mihailo
25. Tsiglov Krste Sterjo

After the Greek Civil War and the great emigration and forced emigration from Zabrdeni, the number of residents fell. This can be seen from the census in 1991 in Greece according to which the village had 470 residents.

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