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  1. Albanian is a recognised minority language in Croatia, Italy, Romania and in Serbia. Albanian is also spoken by a minority in Greece, specifically in the Thesprotia and Preveza regional units and in a few villages in Ioannina and Florina regional units in Greece. It is also spoken by 450,000 Albanian immigrants in Greece.

  2. Jan 19, 2023 · Background. Albania declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912, but was conquered by Italy in 1939 and occupied by Germany in 1943. Communist partisans took over the country in 1944. Albania allied itself first with the USSR (until 1960), and then with China (to 1978). In the early 1990s, Albania ended 46 years of isolated communist rule and established a multiparty democracy.

  3. Feb 24, 2021 · Albania is a sovereing country occupying an area of 28,748 sq. km (11,100 sq mi) in southeast Europe. As observed on the physical map of Albania, the country exhibits significant diversity in topography. The landscape ranges from snow-capped mountains to warm and sunny coastal areas along the Ionian and Adriatic seas.

  4. Nov 15, 2022 · Closed to outsiders for much of the 20th century, Albania has long been Mediterranean Europe's enigma. Until fairly recently its rumpled mountains, fortress towns and sparkling beaches were merely a rumour on most travel maps. But, with the end of a particularly brutal strain of communism in 1991, Albania tentatively swung open its gates.

  5. Sep 26, 2021 · Albanian (shqip / gjuha shqipe) Albanian is an Indo-European language which forms its own branch in the Indo-European family and has no close relatives. It is spoken by about 7.6 million people, mainly in Albania and Kosovo, and also in parts of Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia. Origins

  6. Jan 16, 2023 · Albania is a small, mountainous country in the Balkan peninsula, with a long Adriatic and Ionian coastline. Along with neighbouring and mainly Albanian-inhabited Kosovo, it has a Muslim majority...

  7. Albanian language is a unique language in the Indo-European tree of languages, as is Greek, and some other old languages, for example Dacian language (Dacia today is Romania). Albania is found in the Illyria area. Illyria, Dardania, Dacia, Thracia etc. existed at the same time. The Albanian language has inherited most of the old Illyrian language.

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