Gheg


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Gheg

also Geg (gĕg)
n.
1. The dialect of Albanian spoken in the northern half of Albania and in Kosovo as well as by populations in Macedonia and Montenegro.
2. An Albanian who speaks Gheg.

[Albanian gegë (perhaps originally imitative of indistinct speech and reflecting the perception of Gheg by speakers of Tosk).]

Gheg adj.
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Noun1.Gheg - the dialect of Albanian spoken in northern Albania and Yugoslavia
Albanian - the Indo-European language spoken by the people of Albania
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