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Zaide Sali
Zaide Sali
Zaide on her 109th birthday in 2011
Birth: 17 May 1902
Brest, Ottoman Empire (now Macedonia)
Death: 24 December 2011
Aracinovo, Macedonia
Age: 109 years, 221 days
Country: MacedoniaMKD

Zaide Hasani Sali (Macedonian: Заиде Хасани Сали; 17 May 1902 – 24 December 2011) was a Macedonian centenarian who, at the time of her death, was the oldest person in Macedonia and probably the oldest person from Macedonia ever.


Zaide was born in the village of Brest (probably Cucer-Sandevo Municipality), Ottoman Empire (present-day Republic of Macedonia) on 17 May 1902 (claimed 1901) to Albanian parents. Her husband and father-in-law were killed in 1944/1945 in Lipkovo Municipality. At that time, her youngest child was 3 years old. She had eight children. Zaide raised her children alone. In 1960, she moved to the village of Aracinovo.

At the age of 109, she had over 140 descendants (including great-great-grandchildren). She could walk even at the age of 109. She claimed to never visited hospital, received an injection nor take tablet.

Zaide died on the evening of 24 December 2011 in Aracinovo, Republic of Macedonia at the age of 109 years, 221 days.