LUNCA


lunca 2.jpgThe village is placed in a plane area that outsides the Golovita lake in north. In north it is dominated by the Babadag Highland Hill’s soft slopes. The village was founded In the XVIIIth century by Tatars and was inhabited by them alongside Turks and circassians joined in mannier turns by Romanian families, especially shepherds. Information about these influxes of Romanians is given by shepherds’ descendants: "I am born in Lunca but my grandfather and my parents are shepherds from Covasna, Trei Scaune County. They came to Dobrogea around 1835; they put in the first Romanian stake in this village called before Canli-Bugeac, now Lunca when they arrived there was about 20 Turkish houses and 10 Caucasians" (Ionic Andrei, quoted by D. Sandra). About the name of the village (of Turkish origins) there is a legend that says that two Caucasians wedding parties met with each other. The Caucasian tradition said that the ones that met a wedding should move aside but as none of the weddings gave up they fought and ended up in a bloody battle that ended with the death of the participants. The name would mean "the bloody field" (kali=bloody, bugbear=field)

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