Câmpia Transilvaniei (Hungarian: Mezőség) ethnographic zone

Câmpia Transilvaniei (Hungarian: Mezőség) ethnographic zone


The central plain of Transylvania is known as Câmpia Transilvaniei (“plains of Transylvania”) by the Romanians, and Mezőség (“area of fields”) by Hungarians. The peasant population of this region is an ethnic mix of Hungarians, Romanians and Gypsies, and unusually for Transylvania, most of the villages are ethnically mixed. The lands came under various feudal estates with the peasants being bound to the feudal lords. This resulted, in the past to a more fluid situation with the peasants being moved between villages and new villages being founded.

Published on 10th August 2018