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Native to Primarily in Southeastern Europe and by the Albanian diaspora worldwide.
Native speakers (ca. 7.6 million cited 1989–2007)
Language family
  • Albanian
Writing system Latin (Albanian alphabet)
Albanian Braille
Official status
Official language in  Albania
and recognised as a minority language in:
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)
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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