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Devínska Nová Ves is inhabited by Croatians, who are related to the
Croatians of Burgenland in Austria. Croatians in Burgenland (Gradisce)
also refer to them as Gradiscanski Hrvati - Burgenland Croats).
Croats from Devínska Nová Ves (or in Croatian: Devinsko Novo Selo,
New Village; German: Thebenneudorf) are local natives, who have
lived there since about the 16th century. Devínska Nová Ves became part
of Bratislava in 1971. Other Croatian villages: Jarovce,
Čunovo (same in Croatian, German: Sarndorf; and Rusovce.
In 1999 there lived c. 3.000 Croatians in these villages.
I wonder if it is a coincidence that the flag has a chequered pattern (similar to Croatia) or not?
Marko Puljic, 6 Jan 2001
Croatian population inhabited southern Slovakia as well as SE Moravia
(Czechia); however, most of them were transferred together with Sudeten/Carpathian
Germans during the post-WWII ethnic cleaning. I cannot confirm that Devínska
Nová Ves was originally Croatian community but it seems quite reliable,
naturally, I doubt its present Croatian population.
Jan Zrzavy, 6 Jan 2001
Devínska Nová Ves (Hungarian: Dévényújfalu, German: Thebenneudorf,
Croatian: Devinsko Novo Selo) was a village in Pozsony (Slovakian:
German: Pressburg, Croatian: Poľoň) district of Pozsony county
of Hungary till 1918/1920 (Czechoslovakian occupation). Ethnic composition
in 1910 (census data): 2.817 inhabitants. 1.164 (41,3%) Croats, 917 (32,6%)
Slovaks, 365 (13,0%) Hungarians, 201 (7,1%) Germans.1920-1939 Czechoslovakian,
1939-1944 Slovakian and 1945-1992 Czechoslovakian. In 1971 the settlement
was absorbed by Bratislava
István Molnár, 13 Jan 2001