Albanian language, Indo-European language spoken in Albania and by smaller numbers of ethnic Albanians in other parts of the southern Balkans, along the east coast of Italy and in Sicily, in southern Greece, and in Germany, Sweden, the United States, Ukraine, and Belgium.
What language is Albanian closest to?
The Albanian language belongs to the Indo-European family of languages but has its own specifics, similar to Greek or Armenian, which means it does not have any direct similarities with other languages in the same family.
Is Albanian language Latin based?
Since 1908 Albanian has been based on the Latin alphabet, but before that the same language could be and was written in 4alphabets: Latin, Greek, Turkish Arabic and Cyrillic (96). The Albanian language belongs to the family of Indo-European languages. It is one of the oldest languages, yet different from the others.
Is Albanian a tonal language?
Albanian language is quite uniqe, for even though it has a few similar words with other languages, it has its own single branch in the language tree as a Indo-European Language. It does not sound anything like the big international language categories, like english, french, spanish, chinese, etc…
How old is Albania as a country?
The Albanians established the autonomous Principality of Arbër in the 12th century. The Kingdom of Albania and Principality of Albania formed between the 13th and 14th centuries .Albania.Republic of Albania Republika e Shqipërisë (Albanian)• Principality of Mirdita1515• Pashalik of Scutari/Janina1757/178752 more rows
Does Albanian sound like Greek?
It doesnt sound similar to any language i know, but sometimes it sounds like a very far cousin of Greek or maybe a bit Romance like. The Tosk/Tirana dialect sounds like a terrible American accent though and it sounds pretty ugly, sadly most young Albanians seem to speak that way.
Does Albanian sound like Turkish?
A lot of the sounds and syllables remind me of French, actually. Some of the sentences were also reminiscent of Hungarian, Turkish, Germanic and Slavic, in rough order of similarity imo. It doesnt sound similar to any language i know, but sometimes it sounds like a very far cousin of Greek or maybe a bit Romance like.