which results from Montenegro’s long history of warriors.
This ideal derives its content from chivalry, and speaks about virtues, and integrities a person must hold in order to deserve a truthful respect by the people around him.
Though ancient, this ideal is still ingrained in the Montenegrin culture, but since it is not fully grasped by other south-Slavic nations, it is sometimes a source for confusion with the latter ones, whom ignorantly equating this ideal as backward and outdated.
Montenegro’s traditional culture revolves around clans, patriarchal related families, which held tribal identities as groups, with own developed traditions and territories. Though now days the clans autonomy no longer exists, they are still a viable element in the Montenegrin social life values.