Albanian language

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shqip, gjuha shqipe
Pronunciation [ʃcip]
Native to Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Albanian diaspora
Native speakers
5.4 million in the Balkans (ca. 2011)[1]
  • Albanian
Latin (Albanian alphabet)
Albanian Braille
Official status
Official language in
 Macedonia (partly)[2]
Recognised minority
language in
Regulated by Officially by the Social Sciences and Albanological Section of the Academy of Sciences of Albania
Language codes
ISO 639-1 sq
ISO 639-2 alb (B)
sqi (T)
ISO 639-3 sqiinclusive code
Individual codes:
aae – Arbëresh
aat – Arvanitika
aln – Gheg
als – Tosk
Glottolog alba1267[3]
Linguasphere 55-AAA-aaa to 55-AAA-ahe (25 varieties)
Albanian dialects.svg
Albanian dialects (The map does not indicate where the language is majority or minority).
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Counting from one to 10 in Albanian

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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  1. Albanian at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Arbëresh at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Arvanitika at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Gheg at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Tosk at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Macedonia passes albanian language law 11 January 2018.Balkan Insight.Received on March 22, 2018
  3. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Albanian". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.