Definition of Pomak in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpōmak/ /ˈpoʊmæk/


  • A Muslim Bulgarian.

    ‘Nowadays the terms Pomaks and Bulgarian Muslims are used as interchangeable and synonyms, without evaluating the minority group at all.’
    • ‘It expelled almost 300 000 ethnic Turks and Muslim Slavs, known as Pomaks, segregated Roma and subdued all expressions of ethnic diversity.’
    • ‘A photography master's project on Bulgarian Pomaks - the descendants of Bulgarians forced to convert to Islam during Ottoman Rule brought her here.’
    • ‘Among the Pomaks and Gypsies, Christian and Islamic beliefs and practices often coexist.’
    • ‘Since that time, the Bulgarian National Assembly has taken measures to restore the Pomaks' civil rights.’