Albania LandofEagles Language Official Language Albanian Dialects Gheg
Language Official Language: Albanian Dialects: Gheg & Tosk 36 letters in Albanian alphabet Albanian is an Indo-European language, but one without relatives
Language Letter: A B C Ç D Value: a b Standard Toskësisht Gegënisht English Shqipëri Shqypní Albania një nji / njâ one nëntë nândë nine emër êmën name pjekuri pjekuni mellowness zog zok zog bird mbret mret/regj king për të punuar me punue to work qenë qënë kjênë / kânë to be mundem mûj I can D G L N R S T X Z E Ë F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V X Y Z h j l j r h h t t ʃ d ð e ə f ɡ ɟ h i s j k l ɫ m n ɲ o p c ɾ r s ʃ t θ u v d d y z ʒ
Language Distribution of Dialects
Religion Major Religions: Muslim 70%, Albanian Orthodox 20%, Roman Catholic 10% Religion not a big factor 1119 churches 638 mosques
Education High literacy rate Similarities and Differences Leaving Certificate Maturity Certificate Higher Education
Economy Average wages were $3. 83 per manhour in 2009. In 2009, Albania was the only country in Europe, together with San Marino and Liechtenstein, to have economic growth 20% of the labor force works abroad Unemployment 13. 3% (2010)
Economy Energy Production limits growth Hydroelectric: 97% Fossil Fuel: 3% In 2008, vast and untouched deposits of oil & natural gas were discovered in northern Albania.
Economy Agriculture Products: wheat, maize, potatoes, vegetables, fruits, sugar beets, grapes; meat, dairy products 50% of the labor force work in agriculture, mostly family owned farms
Economy 1 US dollar = 106. 86 Albanian Lekes (April 2012)
Geography Illyrians 1200 BCE (proto-Albanians) 5 million Ethnic Albanians
Geography The Balkan region is a triangular peninsula Black, Aegean, Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas Danube Valley of Hungary Steppes of Ukraine
Geography Rivers and Mountains
Geography Rivers and Mountains
History Timeline of Albanian History
Modern History Albania & Kosovo as part of Yugoslavia after World War II Albania & Kosovo during the Slobodan Milosevic’s regime People entered refugee camps in the neighboring countries.
Kosovo Is Kosovo a part of Albania? Is Kosovo a part of Serbia? Are Kosovars also descendant from Illyrians (proto. Albanians in the area since 1200 BCE)? Who lived in Kosovo first, Illyrians or Serbs? 1. 7 million Albanians live in Kosovo, a majority population. What is the significance of Kosovo?
Culture Major Ethnic Groups: Albanian 95%, Greek 3%, other 2% Vlach, Roma (Gypsy), Serb, Macedonian, Bulgarian. Law-Besa, an Albanian takes both his honor and his life. Greetings, Personal Space & Touching, Views of Time, Gender Issues, Gestures, Law & Order, Dress, School, Socializing, Foreigners
Notable People Mother Teresa. Humanist Skenderbeu- Prince of Albania "I have not brought you liberty, I found it here, among you” Enver Hoxha -Dictator. Ibrahim Rugova- Leader and publicist.
Holidays April 7 st Easter day Ramadan. March 8 th Mothers day. May 1 st Labor day. Christmas Day New Year's Day November 28 TH Albanian independency February 17 th Kosovo independency