Souliotes

Souliotes (Greek: Σουλιώτες, also spelled Souliots or Suliots) were a warlike community from the area of Souli, in Greece, who became famous across Greece for their resistance against the local Ottoman Pashalik of Yanina ruled by the Muslim Albanian Ali Pasha. After their defeat in 1803, the Souliotes were forced to move to the rest of Greece, and many of them played a prominent role in the Greek War of Independence starting in 1821, under leaders such as Markos Botsaris and Kitsos Tzavelas.

The Souliotes originally spoke both Greek and Albanian. After their assimilation, a language shift to Greek occurred, while the Souliotic dialect became extinct.

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Ali Pasha - Downfall
... On December 4, 1820, Ali Pasha and the Souliotes formed an anti-Ottoman coalition, to which the Souliotes contributed 3,000 soldiers ... Ali Pasha gained the support of the Souliotes mainly because he offered to allow the return of the Souliotes to their land, and partly by appeal to their perceived Albanian origin ...
Pashalik Of Yanina - History
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Cham Albanians - History
1622 A group of Albanian origin, the Souliotes, form a confederation in the mountains of Souli, resisting Ottoman troops ... had incorporated all of Epirus into his pashalik, declares war on the Souliotes ... The Souliotes are able to resist for nine years, but are eventually defeated and evicted from Souli ...
Battle Of Karpenisi - Battle
... Botsaris with a force of 450 Souliotes assaulted the Turkish camp ... Turks suffered many casualties as the Souliotes sneaked into their camp ... The Souliotes thought they had won a great victory when Botsaris was shot through the head as he was scouting Turkish positions ...
Kitsos Botsaris - At The War Against Ali Pasha
... that he could not help him because could not persuade his people (the Souliotes). 12-year-old son as hostage, and joined the Souliotes ... Botsaris ordered the Souliotes to withdraw to inaccessible mountainous fortresses with provisions for 6 months ...