The Albanian Language – Shqip

Albanian Language is long-standing and is one of the oldest languages in the world. It is considered an isolate within the Indo-European language family, no other language has been conclusively linked to its branch. The only other languages that are sole surviving members of a branch of Indo-European are Armenian and Greek.

Furthermore, Meshari is the oldest published book in Albanian. The book was written by Gjon Buzuku a Catholic cleric in 1555. Albanian contains 36 letters, which consists of 36 letters (7 vowels and 29 consonants).

The Albanian Language composed of many dialects, divided into two major groups: Gheg and Tosk. The Shkumbin river is roughly the geographical dividing line, with Gheg spoken north of the Shkumbin and Tosk south of it.

Moreover, Shqip has 6 million speakers in the Balkan and 7.5 globally. It is official language in Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Montenegro. Also, recognised as minority language in Italy, Serbia, Croatia and Romania. Of course Shqip is spoken in other countries worldwide by Albanians living there ( Diaspora).

Albanian is a very special language which it does not sound similar to any other language. Additionally has a rich vocabulary which helps to express things better and to be clear in what you try to say.

Faleminderit! (Thank you)

Fabjola D


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