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  Albanian Information - Albanian.com
Albanians live in the western part of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the area bordering Albania in the west and Kosova in the north.
Albanians in Macedonia have considerable rights as far as the use of their own language, national symbols and the cultivation of their ethnic identity is concerned, however, international human rights organizations have many times in the past charged the Macedonian government with discrimination against Albanians, primarily in government representation and education.
Albanian political parties in the FYR of Macedonia are active in the pursuit of even greater political and national rights for the Albanian minority of Macedonia such as the official use of the Albanian language in local administration, proportional representation in the government and the right to higher education in mother-tongue.
albanian.com /information/countries/macedonia   (245 words)

  
 Albanian electronic dictionary and language translators. Albanian - other languages dictionaries.
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Albanian TL-2An is the most revolutionary English and Albanian translation handheld in the world.
Allows a device to be used in many different languages, restoring the ease of use that is often lost when navigating in a foreign language.
albanian.dictionaries.ectaco.com   (2642 words)

  
  Albanian language, alphabets and pronunciation
Albanian is an Indo-European language which forms its own branch in the Indo-European family and has no close relatives.
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   (332 words)

  
  Albanian language information - Search.com
Albanian was proved to be an Indo-European language in 1854 by the German philologist Franz Bopp.
Albanian in the Tosk dialect is the official language of the Republic of Albania.
Albanian nouns are inflected by gender (masculine, feminine and neuter) and number (singular and plural).
www.search.com /reference/Albanian_language   (1598 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Albanian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Arbëresh (or Arbërishte or Arbërisht) is the dialect of the Albanian language spoken by the Arbëreshë;, the Albanian-speaking minority in Italy.
The Albanian language is spoken by Albanians who descend from the ancient Illyrian tribes that occupied the western part of the Balkan peninsula.
Albanian in a revised form of the Tosk dialect is the official language of the Republic of Albania.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Albanian-language   (1159 words)

  
 Albanian
Albanian (also known as Shqip), is a member of the Indo-European language family.
The oldest surviving document in Albanian was written in 1462 in the Gheg dialect.
Albanian is considered to be a Category II language in terms of difficulty for speakers of English.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/february/albanian.html   (1035 words)

  
 Albanian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Albanian is a member of the large family of Indo-European languages.
Albanian is spoken in Albania, Greece, Italy, Macedonia and Yugoslavia.
Albanians like their coffee very strong and as well as wine, enjoy the odd drop of raki - brandy, konjak - cognac, or uzo, as well as various fruit liqueurs.
www.thegiftoflanguage.com /albanian1   (969 words)

  
  A Brief History of the Albanian Language
The Albanian language belongs to the Indo-European family of languages but has its own specifics, similar to Greek or Armenian, which means it does not have any direct similarities with other languages in the same family.
The Albanian language is spoken by Albanians who descend from the ancient Illyrian tribes that occupied the western part of the Balkan peninsula.
Both dialects were incorporated into one in 1972 during a language congress held in Tirane where most of the Gege dialect was incorporated into the Tosk dialect and was declared the official, unified Albanian language and was subsequently accepted by all Albanians of the former Yugoslavia.
www.cezarkurti.com /leralbbriefhist.html   (413 words)

  
  Albanian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Albanian is spoken by about 6 million people mainly in Albania, Kosovo and the Republic of Macedonia, and by immigrant communities in many countries such as Belgium, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy, Sweden, Turkey (Europe), Ukraine, the UK and USA.
Albanian in a revised form of the Tosk dialect is the official language of the Republic of Albania.
Albanian nouns are inflected by gender (masculine, feminine and neuter) and number (singular and plural).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Albanian_language   (2444 words)

  
 Albanian language - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Albanian was proved to be an Indo-European language in 1854 by the German philologist Franz Bopp.
Albanian is spoken by about 6 million people mainly in Albania and Kosovo but also in many other countries, including the Republic of Macedonia, Belgium, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy, Sweden, Turkey (Europe), Ukraine, the UK and USA.
Albanian in the Tosk dialect is the official language of the Republic of Albania.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Albanian_language   (1586 words)

  
 UCLA Language Materials Project Language Profiles Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Standard Albanian or Gjuha Shqipe, is the official language of Albania and is spoken by 3,202,000 in the country (including bilingual Gheg) or 98% of the population (1989).
Minority languages are restricted in use between members of the minority groups and in the houses and public places of areas where minority populations are concentrated.
The formation of the unified national literary language (standard language), as the most elaborated variant of the Albanian language, has gone through a long process, which began in 16th and 17th centuries with the cultivation of Albanian writing in the north and in the Albanophone regions of Italy.
www.lmp.ucla.edu /Profile.aspx?LangID=36&menu=004   (1435 words)

  
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In the past seven days, the most important events for the Macedonian and Albanian language media have been: amendments to the constitution stipulated in the Framework Agreement and the proposed referendum, the disbandment of the NLA, the amnesty for members of the NLA, and the new NATO mission.
MTV's Albanian language programme also refers to the disbandment of the NLA in an item broadcast on September 28, presenting the reactions of politicians, including statements from VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Gjorgji Trendafilov and SDSM spokeswoman Radmila Sekerinska, as well as from DPA and PDP representatives.
NATO press conferences were regularly covered by Macedonian Radio Albanian language information programmes, with the emphasis on the amnesty and conditions for the return of the police force to the regions affected by the conflict.
www.iwpr.net /archive/bcr2/bcr2_mac_media_03_03102001.txt   (1244 words)

  
 Euromosaic - Albanian in Italy
The Albanian communities, mainly rooted in semi-rural and rural regions of southern Italy, are experiencing the same depopulation phenomenon as is observable in the Italian- and Greek-speaking communities of the region.
For all that, the Albanians managed to preserve a sense of common cultural identity, which enabled them to develop their culture in the course of the 16th century, thanks to numerous translations of classical texts and the emergence of important authors who wrote in Albanian.
The Albanian language spoken in Italy is not one of the group of minority languages that enjoy the special protection of the State under Article 6 of the Italian Constitution.
www.uoc.edu /euromosaic/web/document/albanes/an/i1/i1.html   (1524 words)

  
 Albanian Language
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)

  
 Learn Albanian Language - Free Conversational Albanian Lessons Online - Common Albanian Words and Phrases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Phrasebase drastically simplifies the language learning process by prioritizing the various components of learning and focusing your study efforts on the areas of greatest importance.
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...
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   (1866 words)

  
 Albanian Translations & Localization Services .: Associates
The Albanian language was also spoken in the Chameria region of northern Greece, but due to the ethnic cleansing of Albanians by Greeks there, many Albanians took refuge in Turkey or returned to Albania.
The national literary Albanian language was formed during the middle of the last century.
Today, the Albanian language is spoken in Albania and within the ethnic Albanian areas of the former Yugoslavia, such as Kosova, Macedonia, Montenegro and South Serbia.
www.albaniantranslations.com /brief.html   (372 words)

  
 Learn Albanian Online - Write or Speak in Albanian Language Exchange
A language exchange complements other forms of learning such as classroom, cultural immersion and multimedia, because you get to practice all that you have learned with native speakers in a safe and supportive environment.
Language exchange learning is also inexpensive because we provide free tips and conversation lesson plans that allow you to do a language exchange on your own.
Add your profile to the language exchange community and let others contact you to for language exchange learning.
www.mylanguageexchange.com /Learn/Albanian.asp   (900 words)

  
 BigRedGarage.com - Learn to Speak Albanian with Pimsleur Albanian Language Courses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
There are two main dialects of Albanian: Grege, which is spoken mainly in northern Albania, in the regions of former Yugoslavia that are poplulated by Albanians and in northern and western Macedonia and Toske, which is spoken in southern Albania, as well as in Greece and in Albanian languages isles in Sicily and Calabria.
Pimsleur devoted his life to language teaching and was one of the world’s leading experts in applied linguistics.
After years of research and development, including field studies of spoken language training with adults, Dr. Pimsleur created a new method for self–instruction in spoken languages that is based on the way the human brain takes in language as speech.
www.bigredgarage.com /albanian.htm   (290 words)

  
 Albanian language at AllExperts
Albanian is spoken by about 6 million people mainly in Albania and Kosovo but also in many other countries, including the Republic of Macedonia, Belgium, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy, Sweden, Turkey (Europe), Ukraine, the UK and USA.
Albanian in a revised form of the Tosk dialect is the official language of the Republic of Albania.
There are Albanian words which have cognates (of non-Latin origin) in Romanian and there is a theory that the language spoken by the Dacians before the Romanization was a language related to proto-Albanian.
en.allexperts.com /e/a/al/albanian_language.htm   (2378 words)

  
 Albanian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Albanian is a descendant of ancient Paleo-Balkan languages, Illyrian, Messapic and Thracian.
Albanian is genetically connected with Illyrian and Messapic languages, there are also Thracian elements in it.
In the Middle Ages Albanian was situated within the Balkan language unity and generated significant features characteristic for all tongues of the peninsula.
indoeuro.bizland.com /tree/balk/albanian.html   (318 words)

  
 MAPS - Shqiptarët në Kanada - Albanians in Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Albanian language is a branch of the Indo-European family tree, and consists of only one language, which is the official language of Albania (about 3.3 million speakers).
Albanian is considered to be the only language derived from the extinct Illyrian language.
The language is written with the Latin alphabet and contains 36 letters; 7 vocals and 29 consonants.
www.albanian.ca /languageang1.htm   (200 words)

  
 Albanian
Two major Albanian dialects have been developing in different ways for about 1000 years: Gheg, spoken in northern Albania, above the Shkumbin River; and Tosk, found to the south of that river, as well as in the Italian and Greek enclaves.
A South Gheg dialect was used as the official language of Albania from 1909 until World War II; thereafter, the official language was based on Tosk.
Albanian constitutes a separate branch of the Indo-European language family.
thor.prohosting.com /~linguist/albanian.htm   (178 words)

  
 Pimsleur Albanian - Compact Language Program
Albanian is not a Slavic language but constitutes its own branch of Indo- European.
Albanian is written in the Roman alphabet rather than the Cyrillic, and over the centuries it has acquired a large number of words from its geographical neighbors, i.e.
Albanian has two main, distinct, dialects: the Tosk dialect predominates in the southern part of Albania, while the other, called Gheg, has the greater presence in the north.
www.language-programs.com /pimsleur/language-programs/albanian   (262 words)

  
 General information about Albania and Albanian tourism
Albanian is an Indo-European language and it represents a separate branch of this family on the bases of its idiosyncrasy.
The Albanian language is also used (written and spoken) in the parts of Kosovo, Serbia and Montenegro, and Macedonia, where ethnic Albanians live.
Nevertheless, the Albanian movement for freedom was crowned with the Proclamation of Independence, on November 28, 1912.
www.albania-holidays.com /albanian_info.html   (1123 words)

  
 Critical Languages Institute
Albanian is an Indo-European language and forms a special branch within that family.
During all these years, the Albanian people and its language have waged their way through periods of Ottoman and other invaders’ darkness coming out into the light more consolidated, enriched, and developed than ever.
Dialogues A, B, and C.; Dialogues D and E. The alphabet of the Albanian language.
www.asu.edu /clas/reesc/cli/albsyll.htm   (823 words)

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