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Anonymous
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What do you mean by Bulgarian? Since the second is Slav is the first one Bulgar? No offence but if it is so just say it no hard feelings. I am not ashamed to say that I share a lot with the Macedonian natives which apparently were not related to the Slavs.

By bulgarian I mean of or pertaining to the Bulgarian Nation, which has existed under that name and in more or less the same geographical boundaries for more than 1000 years. While there have been other peoples and nations inhabiting the same lands at different points in time, who might have contributed to both our culture and our gene pool, I consider Bulgarians to primarily be the descendants of the Slavs who settled in the region and the original Bulgars who provided the organization and statehood which made us a distinct nation.