Stëblevë

Stëblevë is a village and a former municipality in the Elbasan County in eastern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Librazhd. The population at the 2011 census was 809. The municipal unit consists of the villages Borovë, Llangë, Moglicë, Prodan, Sebisht, Steblevë and Zabzun.

History

In 1900, Vasil Kanchov gathered and compiled statistics on demographics in the area and reported that the village of Stëblevë was inhabited by about 380 Bulgarian Christians and 400 Bulgarian Muslims. As for the other towns in the modern municipality, Sebisht had a similar mix of Bulgarian Muslims and Christians as Stëblevë, Borovë was populated by Bulgarian Christians, Zabzun was populated by Albanian Muslims, while the other three towns in the municipality were not covered by Kanchov’s statistics.

Demographics

The villages of Zabzun, Borovë, Llangë, Moglicë, Prodan are located in the Stëblevë administrative unit and two villages are inhabited by Slavic populations: Stëblevë, which is inhabited solely by a Slavic speaking population that according to some authors contains Macedonian Muslim (Torbeš). Sebisht is inhabited by an Albanian population that dominates demographically in the village and contains three families from the Muslim Macedonian and Orthodox Macedonians population. The Muslim Macedonian and Orthodox Macedonian population of the area are speakers of a Eastern South Slavic (Macedonian or Bulgarian)