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Greeks in Albania

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Northern Epirotes
SpyromiliosKonstantinos ZappasGeorgios Christakis-ZografosPyrros Dimas
Provisional Government of Northern Epirus
Total population
est. over 215,000 (Greeks of southern Albania/Northern Epirus) Greeks of southern Albania/Northern Epirus (including those of ancestral descent)
Regions with significant populations
Albania, Greece, United States, Australia
Albania and Greeceest. 200.000[1][2]
United States of Americaover 15,000 (est. 1965)[3]
Greek, Himariote Greek dialect (in the Himarë region)
also Albanian and English depending on the residing place
Orthodox Christianity

The Greeks of Albania are ethnic Greeks who live in Albania. They are mostly in the south of the country.

The Greek language can only be spoken in 'minority zones'.

References[change | change source]

  1. The Greeks: the land and people since the war. James Pettifer. Penguin, 2000. ISBN 0-14-028899-6
  2. and Migration Policy in Greece. Critical Review and Policy Recommendations. Anna Triandafyllidou. Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). Data taken from Greek ministry of Interiors. p. 3 "Greek co ethnics who are Albanian citizens (Voreioepirotes) hold Special Identity Cards for Omogeneis (co-ethnics) (EDTO) issued by the Greek police. EDTO holders are not included in the Ministry of Interior data on aliens. After repeated requests, the Ministry of Interior has released data on the actual number of valid EDTO to this date. Their total number is 189,000."
  3. Albania's Captives. Pyrrhus J. Ruches. Argonaut, 1965. P.6 "...over 15,000 Northern Epirotes and their families are integrated in the thriving Greek-American community..."