|Battle of Deçiq (Dušići)|
|Part of Albanian Revolt of 1911|
|Northern Albanian (Malesor) tribes||Ottoman Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
Ded Gjo Luli|
Pretash Zeka Ulaj
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Location and background
The battle took place in Grudë Deçiq, south of the town of Tuzi (today in Montenegro). Tuzi is the town center for the region of Malësia that lies within Montenegro, whereas the capital town for all of Malësia E Madhe is Koplik. Malësia is simply translated to "The Great Highlands", which is a well depicted name due to the rough mountainous terrain within this region. The region of Malësia is primarily of the Roman Catholic faith in the interior and has sizeable Muslim populations in the exterior (including Koplik itself). The tribesman of Malësia are known as Malësor, meaning Highlander.
The main portion of the battle took place between Tuzi and Koplik (Albania), where the Malësors went against thousands of Turks. Koplik is the largest town in Malësia, right across the border with Montenegro is Tuzi. As the fighting proceeded, both armies decided to move north into the town of Tuzi, where the battle ended.
In 1913, at the Treaty of London, the powers of Europe decided to annex half the land of Malësia to Montenegro, wheres the rest remained in Albania. Tuzi, along with the tribes of half of Hoti (Traboini), Grudë, Triesh, and Koja e Kuçit went to Montenegro. Kelmendi, the other half of Hoti (Rapsha), Kastrati, Shkreli, and the town of Koplik remained in Albania, but certain parts of Kelmendi such as Vusanje, Martinovići, Plav, Gusinje, went to Montenegro and Kosova, which is an independent state since 2008, was annexed to Serbia.
- Ded Gjo Luli Dedvukaj of Traboin
- Sokol Baci of Gruda
- Palok Marku Lulgjuraj of Gruda
- Zef miliqi Lulgjuraj of Selishti
- Prel Marku Lulgjuraj of Lofka
- Pretash Zeka Ulaj of Koja
- Prek Cali of Kelmend
- Dok Prëçi Krcaj of Koja
- Gjeto Toma Kolçaj of Koja
- Mehmet Shpendi of Shala
- Tringe Smajl Martini of Gruda
- Palok Traboini 1888-1951, Secretary of Ded Gjo Lul, teacher, and owner of the Albanian Flag of Deçiq, which he brought from Vienna through Dalmatia.
- Nikprelaj, Gjergj (5 January 2006). "DEDE GJO LULI, MBROJTESI FISNIK I TROJEVE SHQIPTARE" (in Albanian). Koha Jone. Retrieved 20 September 2010.