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The Albanians (Albanian: Shqiptarët) is a nation and ethnic group native to Albania and Kosovo, who speak Albanian language as their mother tongue.[1]

Albanians share a common ancestry, culture and history, majority are Muslims, Bektashi, and Catholics and Orthodox Christianity. There National Hero is Skanderbeg. In the Ottoman Empire, Albanian Men were mostly represented in high ranks, like Muhammad Ali Pasha or Ali Pasha and the Köprülü family. The Albanian Dynasty House of Zogu, was founded by King Zog I of Albania. Muslim Albanian boys get circumcised with a sünnet-ceremony, this was taken at the time of the Ottoman Empire[2]

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  1. "Indo-European Languages: Balkan Group: Albanian". Archived from the original on 2012-09-16.
  2. "Amid fanfare and pain, Kosovar boys are trimmed into men". December 2015.