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Albanian
shqip
Native to Primarily in Southeastern Europe and by the Albanian diaspora worldwide.
Native speakers (ca. 7.6 million cited 1989–2007)[1]
Language family
Indo-European
  • Albanian
Dialects
Writing system Latin (Albanian alphabet)
Albanian Braille
Official status
Official language in  Albania
 Kosovo[a]
and recognised as a minority language in:
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 Italy
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 Serbia
 Romania
Regulated by officially by the Social Sciences and Albanological Section of the Academy of Sciences of Albania
Language codes
ISO 639-1 sq
ISO 639-2 alb (B)
sqi (T)
ISO 639-3 sqiinclusive code
Individual codes:
aln – Gheg
aae – Arbëreshë
aat – Arvanitika
als – Tosk
Linguasphere 55-AAA-aaa to 55-AAA-ahe (25 varieties)
Distribution map of the Albanian language.jpg
Where Albanian is spoken in Europe

The Albanian language (Shqip) is an Indo-European language. It is spoken mostly in Albania (3,500,000), Kosovo and 500,000 Republic of Macedonia.

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References

  1. Gheg 4,156,090 + Tosk 3,035,000 + Arbereshe 260,000 + Arvanitika 150,000 = 7,601,090. (Ethnologue, 2005)
    Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.), 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International.