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When was Albanian first spoken?
In terms of the common origin of this language, it has been found that it was first spoken in the 15th Century and after that till now, it is the last Indo-European branch which is found in written records. Because of its ancient history, its origin is still a Dispute Among Linguists and historians.
Where does the Albanian language come from?
The Albanian language is part of the Indo-European language group and is considered to have evolved from one of the Paleo-Balkan languages of antiquity, although it is still uncertain which particular Paleo-Balkan language represents the ancestor of Albanian, or where in southern Europe that population lived.
What is the oldest language in the world Albanian?
The Albanian language is amongst the oldest in Europe and even in the world. As can be seen from the Language Tree, the Albanian language stems from the Indo-European trunk and goes on its own as a distinctive off-shoot of the European Languages branch.
What is the Proto-Albanian language?
The Proto-Albanian language is the unattested language from which Albanian later developed. Albanian has evolved from an ancient Paleo-Balkan language, traditionally thought to be Illyrian .
What is the official language of Albania?
Albanian language. Albanian ( shqip [ʃcip], or gjuha shqipe [ˈɟuha ˈʃcipɛ]) is a language of the Indo-European family, in which it occupies an independent branch. It is an official language in Albania and Kosovo and has official minority status in Italy, Romania, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia and others.
What is the history of Albanian language orthography?
The history of Albanian language orthography is closely related to the cultural orientation and knowledge of certain foreign languages among Albanian writers. The earliest written Albanian records come from the Gheg area in makeshift spellings based on Italian or Greek.
How do Albanians refer to themselves?
The two endonyms used by Albanians to refer to themselves are Arbëresh (ë)/Arbënesh (ë) (northwestern variant) and Shqiptar (ë). Arbëresh is the original Albanian endonym and forms that basis for most names of Albanians in foreign languages and the name of Albania as a country.