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  Albanian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gheg (or Geg) is spoken in northern Albania and by the Albanians of Serbia and Montenegro (Southern Montenegro and Southern Serbia), the UN protectorate of Kosovo, as well as those of the Republic of Macedonia.
Albanian, in the Tosk dialect, is the official language of Albania.
Albanian is also one of the official languages of Kosovo, and of the Republic of Macedonia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Albanian_language   (1227 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Albanian or Shqip (ISO 639 codes alb/sqi, sq) is an Indo-European language spoken by some six million inhabitants of the western Balkan peninsula in the south-eastern Europe (Albanians).
Tosk is spoken in southern and central Albania, by the Arbëreshë of Italy, among the Albanian minority of Greece: the Çam and the Arvanites, and in small communities of Albanian immigrants in Ukraine, Turkey, Egypt, and United States.
Albanian is thought by some to derive principally from the Illyrian languages spoken in the region two millennia ago, and forms part of no known wider sub-group within the Indo-European family.
www.online-encyclopedia.info /encyclopedia/a/al/albanian_language.html   (297 words)

  
 Albanian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Albanian or Gjuha shqipe is a language spoken by more than six million inhabitants of the western Balkan peninsula (Albania, Serbia and Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Greece) in south-eastern Europe (Albanians) and in numerous villages in Abruzzo, Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Molise, southern Italy and on the island of Sicily.
The first Albanian school is believed to have been opened by Franciscans in 1638 in.
Some suggest that Albanian may be the survival of an Illyrian language once spoken in the southwestern Balkans.
www.lighthousepoint.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Albanian_language   (979 words)

  
 Learn more about Alphabet in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An alphabet is a complete standardized set of letters--basic written symbols--each of which roughly represents or represented historically a phoneme of a spoken language.
The word alphabet itself is derived from alpha and beta, the first two symbols of the Greek alphabet.
Among alphabets, one may distinguish the older abjads that only recorded consonants, and the newer alphabet of the Greek type called simply alphabet and the abugida.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /a/al/alphabet.html   (972 words)

  
 Albanian Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Albanian belongs to the Indo-European group of languages.
Albanian is spoken by people whose ancestors are assumed to be among the first inhabitants of the Balkans, yet it somehow preserves an exotic character.
Albanians call their language "shqip." They call themselves "shqiptarë," and Albania is called "Shqipëri."
www.freil.com /~russell/files/alb_lang.html   (291 words)

  
 Albanian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Albanian''' or '''Gjuha shqipe is a language spoken by more then six million inhabitants of the western Balkan peninsula (Albania, Serbia and Montenegro, Macedonia, Greece) in the south-eastern Europe (Albanians) and by a small number of people in Calabria, southern Italy.
Some suggest that Albanian may be the survival of an Illyrian language once spoken in the southwestern Balkans, though the major support for this claim are a few possible correspondances between Albanian and Illyrian.
The Albanian alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet, with the addition of the letters ''ë'', ''ç'', and nine Digraph (orthography)digraphs to account for certain sounds in pronunciations.
www.infothis.com /find/Albanian_language   (1095 words)

  
 Albanian alphabet -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The (A republic in southeastern Europe on the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula) Albanian alphabet is based on the (The alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe) Latin alphabet, and it consists of 36 letters:
He formed a 33-letter alphabet from (Any dialect of the language of ancient Rome) Latin (A character set that includes letters and is used to write a language) alphabets and called it Evetor.
Both (The dialect of Albanian spoken in northern Albania and Yugoslavia) Ghegs in the northern Albania and (The dialect of Albanian spoken in southern Albania and in areas of Greece and Italy) Tosks in the south adoptedl the alphabet though their respective dialects of Albanian differ somewhat.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/al/albanian_alphabet.htm   (783 words)

  
 Albanian Information - Albanian.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Albanian alphabet consists of 36 letters of the Latin script.
Albanian characters are supported by the ISO Latin-1 ASCII character set.
While j; is a semi-vowel which may be used before or after a vowel or consonant or between two vowels, it is fused into an inseperable character when it follows g; or n.
www.albanian.com /main/culture/language/alphabet.html   (111 words)

  
 :: The Balkan Pages ::
Obliged by the Ottomans to pay tribute to the Empire, and to ensure the fidelity of local rulers, Gjon Kastrioti's sons were taken by the Sultan to his court as hostages in 1423.
Upon the Ottomans' return, a large number of Albanians fled to Italy, Greece and Egypt and many of the Albanians who remained (about two-thirds of the Albanian population), converted to the Islamic faith.
Albanian or Gjuha shqipe is a language spoken by more than six million inhabitants of the western Balkan peninsula (Albania, Serbia-Montenegro, Macedonia, Greece) and by a small number of people in Calabria and Sicily, southern Italy.
www.angelfire.com /blog2/balkanpages/albania.htm   (1893 words)

  
 Winne.com - Report on Kosovo, Faces up to the challenges of the future
Albanian is an Indo-European language spoken by about 6,400,000 inhabitants of the eastern Adriatic coast in Albania and neighbouring country's principally in Kosovo and Macedonia.
Albanian Language has two principal dialects, Gheg in the north and Tosk in the south, regions which are separated roughly by the Shkumbin River.
Therefore the Gheg dialect is spoken in northern Albania, Kosovo, southern Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and in the Croatian coast of Dalmatia.
www.winne.com /kosovo/bf07.html   (499 words)

  
 Qendra për informim Lajmet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Albanian pupils and teachers remained "confined" in the building for several hours due to the attacks of the crowd of Macedonian hooligans.
Decision, School in Historic Building The Albanian high school pupils in the town of Manastir are attending the Albanian-language classes in the historic building on the basis of a decision made by the Macedonian Ministry of Education.
The parents of the Albanian pupils have become furious at the savage behavior of the Macedonian pupils and have decided that their children should boycott the educational process until normal conditions are created.
www.lajmet.com /English/Manastir_House.htm   (883 words)

  
 Crazy Albo beast say they created judaism - Stormfront White Nationalist Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Albanian is the oldest language in Europe and by some accounts has been compared to Etruscan (Z. Mayani, 'Etruscans Begin to Speak').
The Albanian alphabet was not developed until 1878 and the majority of the population was illiterate as recent as 1945.
It is important to understand that the Illyrian (Albanian) and Jewish peoples at one time lived in a prehistoric world, one culture subsequently left writings, one supposedly did not; one culture lost some of the understandings of that world, the other culture remained a mystery for thousands of years until 1980.
www.stormfront.org /forum/showthread.php?t=174568   (2149 words)

  
 Teaching in Albania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Albanian is verbally a very old language, with a rich oral tradition.
Albanians were poorly educated and unprepared to deal with the problems.
Albanian schools are based somewhat on the European model, with lectures through the year and then a single examination at the end determining the year's grade.
www.mcclear.net /teaching_in_albania.htm   (8736 words)

  
 Albanian language, alphabets and pronunciation
Originally the Tosk dialect was written with the Greek alphabet, while the Gheg dialect was written with the Latin alphabet.
The Latin alphabet for Albanian was standardised in 1909, and a unified literary version of Albanian, based on the Tosk dialect, was established in 1972.
Albanian has also been written with two other scripts: Elbasan and Beitha Kukju, local inventions which appeared during the 18th and 19th centuries but were not widely used.
www.omniglot.com /writing/albanian.htm   (358 words)

  
 Albania Education
From about 1880 to 1910, several Albanian patriots intent on creating a sense of national consciousness founded elementary schools in a few cities and towns, mostly in the south, but these institutions were closed by the Ottoman authorities.
The advent of the Young Turks (see Glossary) movement in 1908 motivated the Albanian patriots to intensify their efforts, and in the same year a group of intellectuals met in Monastir to choose an Albanian alphabet.
A number of textbooks soon were written in the new alphabet, and Albanian elementary schools opened in various parts of the country.
www.country-studies.com /albania/education.html   (977 words)

  
 Learn Albanian Language - Free Conversational Albanian Lessons Online - Common Albanian Words and Phrases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The key is to immerse yourself in the language and use it as often as possible in order to build up your skills of speaking it and listening to it, understanding and comprehending it...
The Phrasebase website is the ultimate environment allowing you to read an Albanian Alphabet based phonetic spelling of common and useful everyday phrases in effort to memorize it and it's meaning.
Albanian Language Exchange Pen-Pals - Community of people from around the world interested in teaching you their language and sharing their culture with you.
www.phrasebase.com /learn/albanian.php   (1872 words)

  
 Karabakh.org |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In a general battle, which took place in 451 AD in the Avarayr field, the allied forces of the Armenian, Albanian and Iberian kings, devoted to Christianity, underwent defeat at the hands of the Sasanid army.
Many of the Albanian nobility run to the mountainous regions of Albania, particularly to Artsakh (present-day mountainous Karabakh), which became a center for resistance against the Sasanid Iran.
In 457 AD the Albanian king Vache II renounced the fire worship and proclaimed the Christianity the official religion of Albania.
www.karabakh.org /?id=3043&item=3   (322 words)

  
 11.3 Caucasian Albanian Alphabet - Ancient Script Discovered in the Ashes by Zaza Alexidze and Betty Blair
Alphabets enable man to move outside his own limited circle of friends and relatives - beyond his home, village, town, city and nation to other countries and continents.
Alphabets provide the medium to pass along information and wisdom to generations that follow hundreds and thousands of years later.
As ancient alphabets are discovered and deciphered, they provide us with a glimpse back into history and a chance to marvel at early man's knowledge, his beliefs and accomplishments.
azari.com /aiweb/categories/magazine/ai113_folder/113_articles/113_zaza_script_ashes.html   (3490 words)

  
 Macedonia Accuses NATO of Siding With Militants [Free Republic]
Ethnic Albanian militants, who on July 21 violated a weeks-old cease-fire with the Macedonian government, have begun withdrawing from strategic positions in the north.
Albanians are using NATO-issue 5.56 caliber weapons and third-generation, U.S.-issue night-vision equipment, according to Russian media and Dnevnik, the Skopje independent daily newspaper.
On July 20, NATO postponed plans to disarm Albanian militants due to the resumption of hostilities, and an envoy from the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe said the alliance is helpless against ethnic cleansing by Albanians, the Bosnian Serb news agency SRNA reported.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3b60d6842346.htm   (1333 words)

  
 Invandrarundervisningen Kristianstad
The Albanian language is one of the oldest languages on the Balkan Peninsula belonging to the Indo-European language family.
Albanian is derived from Illyrian which was spoken by the Illyrian peoples.
The Illyrians lived approximately 3000 years ago in the eastern regions of the Balkan Pensinsula, from the river Sava in the north to the bay of Ambrakia in the south.
www.buf.kristianstad.se /inv_undervisning/albanian/albanska.htm   (218 words)

  
 Pronunciation guide
Since the Latin alphabet has fewer than 36 letters, it is impossible to represent all Albanian sounds with a single Latin character.
Each has a separate section in Albanian dictionaries, i.e., words that start with 'th' are not to be found in the 't' section of a dictionary.
In everyday writing, Albanians often tend to replace 'ë' with 'e' and 'ç' with 'c'.
www.argjiro.net /albi/green?book=2&chapter=0&subchapter=0   (718 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Albanian alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Another variant similar to the Istanbul one, Bashkimi, was developed by the Albanian literary society Bashkimi (The Union) in Shkod r with the help of Catholic clergy and Franciscans that aimed to be simpler.
It aimed to unify Albanians behind one alphabet and some prominent delegates included Midhat Frash ri, Sotir Pe i, Shahin Kolonja, and Gjergj D. Kyrias.
In Kor and Gjirokast r demonstrations took place favoring the Latin alphabet, whereas in Elbasan a demonstration for the Arabic alphabet took place led by Muslim clerics (hoxhas) that told Muslims they would be infidels if they used the Latin script.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Albanian-alphabet   (520 words)

  
 Literature - Albanian Authors - Gjergj Fishta - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In August 1919, Gjergj Fishta served as secretary-general of the Albanian delegation attending the Paris Peace Conference and, in this capacity, was asked by the president of the delegation, Msgr.
In 1921, Fishta represented Shkodra in the Albanian parliament and was chosen in August of that year as vice-president of this assembly.
The heroic aspect of life in the mountains is one of the many characteristics the northern Albanian tribes have in common with their southern Slavic, and in particular Montenegrin, neighbours.
home1.gte.net /vze7b2yg/id200.html   (3813 words)

  
 Albanian Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Albanian is not similar to any other language and was first spoken from the Illyrians, Albanian descendents, thousands of years ago.
Albanian is considered an indo-european language and is part of this family.
All the letters are like the ones in the latin alphabet, exept ç (ch as in chad) and ë (as in the).
www2.gvsu.edu /~ballat/language.html   (73 words)

  
 Literature - Albanian Authors - Pashko Vasa - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Albanian edition, Shqypnija e shqyptart (Albania and the Albanians), was published in Allfabetare e gluhësë shqip, Constantinople 1879 (Alphabet of the Albanian language), along with work by Sami Frashëri and Jani Vreto.
In this treatise designed primarily to inform the European reader about his people, he gave an account of Albanian history from the ancient Pelasgians and Illyrians up to his time and expounded on ways and means of promoting the advancement of his nation.
It was interpreted by some Albanian intellectuals at the time as a vehicle for discrediting the Gjonmarkaj clan who, in cahoots with the powerful abbots of Mirdita, held sway in the Shkodra region.
home1.gte.net /vze7b2yg/id206.html   (1485 words)

  
 Albania: mission profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
One of them was Gerasim D. Kyrias, who later received the title, “The Apostle of the Albanians.” Born in Monastir, he was educated in the Girl’s School in Monastir.
He was instrumental in the process of establishing a unifying Albanian alphabet, which was officially accepted in 1908.
The main goal was to decide about the Albanian language and to choose one of the six existing alphabets as the official Albanian alphabet.
gbgm-umc.org /country_profiles/country_mission_profile.cfm?Id=194   (1107 words)

  
 11.3. Readers' Forum - Azerbaijani Music Scores
When it comes to my work with the Caucasian Albanian written language and script (which, by the way, should not be confused with the language and modern country of Albania located in the Balkans), this is the first time in history that the person who discovered the text went on to decipher it as well.
If it were true that the Albanian palimpsests were part of a Lectionary, it implied that the Albanians also had a translation of the Bible (or at least, major portions of it) possibly as early as the 5th century.
The language of the Albanian Lectionary is, undoubtedly, very close to the Udi language in terms of its lexics, phonetics and grammatical forms, though it is still different from what was understood when scholars tried to analyze the epigraphic monuments half a century ago.
www.azer.com /aiweb/categories/magazine/ai113_folder/113_articles/113_zaza_secrets_revealed.html   (6365 words)

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