The Greek minority in Albania is concentrated in the south of the country, along the border with Greece, an area referred to by Greeks as "Northern Epirus".The largest concentration is in the districts of Sarandë, Gjirokastër (especially in the area of Dropull), Delvinë and in Himara (part of the district of Vlorë).
- est. over 200,000
- over 15,000 (est. 1965)
Languages. Greek, Himariote Greek dialect (in the Himarë region) also Albanian and English depending on the residing place. Religion. Orthodox Christianity. The Greeks of Albania are ethnic Greeks who live in Albania. They are mostly in the south of the country. The Greek language can only be spoken in 'minority zones'.
- est. 200.000
- over 15,000 (est. 1965)
Albanian–Greek relations are the bilateral foreign relations between Albania and Greece.Due to the presence of Albanian immigrants in Greece and the Greek minority in Albania, historical and cultural ties as well as the frequent high-level contacts between the governments of Albania and Greece, the two countries today maintain strong, yet at times complicated, diplomatic relations.
- External Links Modified
- Totally Irrelevant Religion Section
- Use of Irredentist Flag in Infobox
- Misrepresentation of Sources in Regards to The Number of Greeks in Albania
- Total Population Controversy
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No, Alexikoua , despite your claim, I did in fact explain the removal in my edit summary here . The material is totally irrelevant to the modern minority. We have stuff about ancient times, in areas like Apollonia, blablabla. This is about history. All history (of religion). It has nothing more to do with the situations of modern Greek families living in the areas of Gjirokastra, Himara, etc, than it does with their Albanian and Aromanian neighbors. Therefore it belongs in Religion in Albania-- where I moved all the material. If you want to have an actually relevant section about the role of the Orthodox Church in the lives of the Greek minority and their representation within it, be my guest, but not this offtopic blurb.--Yalens (talk) 16:28, 1 September 2017 (UTC) 1. The article also deals with the past of the Greeks that lived in the region that's today Albania. Not only with the present situation. The religious history of the specific communities is integral part of the arti...
This is coming after it has been decided in project-wide discussions that we keep pictures out of infoboxes in most cases because of issues of "representativeness". Look Khirurg I understand that maybe for some Greeks in Greece who had roots in Albania the flag can be a symbol of pride but not only in Albania but even elsewhere among those familiar with the issues it is connected to irredentism (the North Epirote sort). In Albania the North Epirote episodes were remembered mostly by the slaughtering of Albanian patriots and even ethnic Albanian not-so-patriotic individuals as well. Whether that memory is accurate is for historians to debate, but that is the public memory. It is hard for me to see how having this flag here is ethical-- if anything it comes off as anti-Greek, contrary to the wishes of those who support the strengthening of pluralistic civil society in Albania, it portrays one minority (Greeks) as an irredentist fifth column. Please give this some thought. --Calthinus...
In the fourth paragraph of the article, someone has written "The total resident Greek population in Albania, both historically and presently is around 300,000 by modest estimates." In the actual source it says "Most Greek sources, however, claim a Greek minority figure of 250–300,000. Yet this could only be realistically achieved if we include Orthodox Albanians as well as the Vlach community, who are also Orthodox by faith." How is this a "modest estimate" when the source itself says this number is unrealistic? Not to mention there are no estimates where 300,000 is considered "modest", even among Greek nationalist circles. I see one user, User:Dr.K., has reverted another users attempt to remove this. He did not give a reason. I would be interested to know why, because had he read the source he would have seen that the source and what the Wikipedia article state have scant to do with one another. I will be editing this out, but want to make sure it isn't reverted without explanation...
As noted in this article and many others, both Albania and Greece hold different views re: total population of the Greek communities of Albania. They also use different definitions. However, it is important to note that the number 250,000 to 350,000 is often used in sources, particularly historically, to generalise the total population. This of course does not take to account migration, censuses, diaspora etc. It is worth looking at ALL ranges from different sources when trying to come up with a possible number. Albania does not collect ethnicity on censuses, but nationality/ID documentation and Greece has had an extended definition of who constitutes an ethnic Greek from Albania.
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