Ο τοπικός πολιτισμός της περιοχής των Τζουμέρκων
Υπόμνημα:

The community

A certain number of families, otherwise referred to as production units, eventually established the communities in Tzoumerka. Today, a total of 47 settlements are identified in its geographical area.  Throughout history this focal group was distinguished in terms of its structure and size. The landscape’s unique topography imposed a standard on how residences would be dispersed. Family ties together with land ownership and the best use of natural resources determined the location of family residences. However, the Syrrako and Kalarrytes communities were exceptions because they underwent dense residential construction projects. Nonetheless in the settlement of Matsouki, for example, one may encounter entire neighborhoods that are named after the families that resided there. But this residential set up went beyond family relations. It reflected to some extent the social stratification and differentiation between the homes of sheep farmers (i.e. The Nakaioi, Gkogkaioi and Tsantoulaioi families) which were located in the higher peaks of the settlement and the homes of merchants which dominated the central square. Overall, the concept of community goes beyond its geographic map and family institutions. The term community is symbolic because it reflects the sense of sharing a common identity.