Has anyone ever heard of a village called "Schalkavas" in Yugoslavia?

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Hi everyone,

in a document I found about a relative, I came upon the following:

translation: wife from Schalkavas, Yugoslavia

Has anyone ever heard of a village by that name or a similar sounding one?

I can't find anything when doing a Google search, not even a "Did you mean..." is coming up, which is rather strange...  https://www.google.com/search?q="Schalkavas"

It might or might not be a Danube-Swabian settlement, but it looks like a Germanised spelling of a Yugoslavian name, and it doesn't seem likely to me that they invented one just for this document, so I think it's more probable that it was a town with enough German settlers to have a German name.

Hoping anyone has an idea...

Best regards

Constantin

in Genealogy Help by Constantin Groß G2G4 (4.1k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
This is a link for a gazetteer of the Austro-Hungarian Empire which may be of help.

I also checked the gazetteer at Genteam.at, but found nothing.

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Never heard of that, but found it in Slovenia. Have a look here.

by Jelena Eckstädt G2G6 Pilot (347k points)
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It might be a really bad transliteration of Čakovec, which is now in Croatia.
by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (304k points)

quite surely not. Čakovec has a German name (Csakathurn oder Tschakathurn, taken from German wikipedia-entry about Čakovec), and even if the person who made the entry didn't know the German name of it, the literal transliteration would be "Tschakowetz". And as I showed in my above answer, there is a village Šalka Vas in Slovenia, which was Yugoslavia.

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