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Albanian
shqip, gjuha shqipe, ๐”€๐”๐”๐”€๐”“๐”๐”€๐””
Native to Albania, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Bulgaria, Albanian diaspora
Native speakers 5.4 million in the Balkans ย (2011)e18
Language family
Indo-European
  • Albanian
Dialects
Gheg
Tosk
Arbรซresh
Arvanitika
Writing system Latin (Albanian alphabet)
Albanian Braille
Official status
Official language in ย Albania
ย Kosovo
ย North Macedonia
ย Montenegro
Recognised minority language in ย Italy
ย Serbia
ย Croatia
ย Romania
ย Bulgaria
Regulated by Officially by the Social Sciences and Albanological Section of the Academy of Sciences of Albania
Linguasphere 55-AAA-aaa to 55-AAA-ahe (25 varieties)
Albanian dialects.svg
The dialects of the Albanian language.
(The map does not indicate where the language is majority or minority.)

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

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