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Is Tirana Gheg or Tosk?
Southern Gheg is spoken in Durrës, northern Elbasan, northern Peqin, Kavajë, northwest Struga, and Tirana. One fairly divergent dialect is the Upper Reka dialect, which is however classified as Central Gheg. There is also a diaspora dialect in Croatia, the Arbanasi dialect.
Where is Gheg spoken?
Gheg is spoken in northern and central Albania, Kosovo, northwestern North Macedonia, southeastern Montenegro and southern Serbia by the Albanian dialectal subgroup known as Ghegs. Gheg does not have any official status as a written language in any country.
Where is lahnda most spoken?
The main Lahnda languages are Saraiki, Hindko and Pahari/Pothwari. They are spoken in large parts of Pakistani Punjab, in some areas of the Khyber Pakhtunkwa province (especially Hazara), throughout Pakistani-administered Azad Kashmir and in the western parts of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir.
Is Gheg an Albanian language?
Gheg Albanian. Gheg is spoken in Northern Albania, Kosovo, northwestern Republic of Macedonia, southeastern Montenegro and southern Serbia, by the ethnic group known as Ghegs. Gheg does not have any official status as a written language in any country. Publications in Kosovo and Macedonia are in Standard Albanian, which is based on Tosk.
Are Northern Albanians Ghegs or Tosks?
The popular perception in non-Albanian literature of all northern Albanians as Ghegs is a product of identifying major dialect groups with all corresponding regional groupings. Likewise, only the people of certain regions in southern Albania identify as Tosks. The etymology of the term Gheg is not completely clear.
What are the different dialects of Gheg?
The Gheg dialect is divided by four sub-dialects: Central Gheg, Southern Gheg, Northwestern Gheg (or Western Gheg), and Northeastern Gheg (or Eastern Gheg). Southern Gheg is spoken in Albania ( Durrës, Elbasan, Tiranë) and western North Macedonia. A subdialect is Central Gheg, spoken in Tiranë (sometimes included), Krujë, Burrel.
What is the difference between Gheg and Tosk?
Gheg (or Geg; Gheg Albanian: gegnisht, Standard Albanian: gegë or gegërisht) is one of the two major varieties of Albanian. The other is Tosk on which Standard Albanian is based. The geographic dividing line between the two varieties is the Shkumbin River, which winds its way through central Albania.