I'm interested in the origins of the Garani (Гарани, Garana) village located in the west of the former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia (FYROM).
What is the origin/etymology of the name? When do we estimate its foundation date is?
There are also 3 villages with this name in Belarus and one in Russia. Is there any connection?
I haven't found any information in English, except for the French Wikipedia article. There's a bit more info in the Albanian one and we can assume that the village is at least 500 years old. I have no knowledge of Macedonian, Albanian or Russian so I'm very limited in my research...