Albanian


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Al·ba·ni·an

 (ăl-bā′nē-ən, -bān′yən, ôl-)
adj.
Of or relating to Albania or its people, language, or culture.
n.
1.
a. A native or inhabitant of Albania.
b. A person of Albanian ancestry.
2. The Indo-European language of the Albanians, forming an independent branch of the Indo-European language family and having two major dialects, Gheg and Tosk.

Albanian

(ælˈbeɪnɪən)
n
1. (Languages) the official language of Albania: of uncertain relationship within the Indo-European family, but thought to be related to ancient Illyrian
2. (Peoples) a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Albania
3. (Peoples) a native speaker of Albanian
4. (Languages) a native speaker of Albanian
adj
of or relating to Albania, its people, or their language

Al•ba•ni•an

(ælˈbeɪ ni ən, -ˈbeɪn yən, ɔl-)

n.
1. a member of a people of the Balkan Peninsula, living mainly in Albania and Kosovo in Yugoslavia.
2. the Indo-European language of the Albanians.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Albania, the Albanians, or the Albanian language.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Albanian - a native or inhabitant of AlbaniaAlbanian - a native or inhabitant of Albania  
Albania, Republic of Albania - a republic in southeastern Europe on the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
2.Albanian - the Indo-European language spoken by the people of Albania
Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite, Indo-European - the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
Gheg, Gheg dialect - the dialect of Albanian spoken in northern Albania and Yugoslavia
Tosk, Tosk dialect - the dialect of Albanian spoken in southern Albania and in areas of Greece and Italy
Adj.1.Albanian - of or relating to Albania or its people or language or cultureAlbanian - of or relating to Albania or its people or language or culture
Translations
Albánecalbánskýalbánština
albaneralbansk
albaniaalbanialainenalbanian kielialbaani
आल्बानियन
Albanacalbanskialbanski jezikAlbanka
albánalbániai
albanskAlbanskaalbanskaralbanskiralbanskt
アルバニアのアルバニア人アルバニア語
알바니아 사람알바니아어알바니아의
albaniškaalbaniškasalbanųalbanų kalba
albanezalbanezălimba albaneză
albanalbanskalbanska
ชาวอัลเบเนี่ยนซึ่งเกี่ยวกับอัลเบเนี่ยนภาษาอัลเบเนี่ยน
người Albaniathuộc nước/người/tiếng Albaniatiếng Albania

Albanian

[ælˈbeɪnɪən]
A. ADJalbanés
B. N
1. (= person) → albanés/esa m/f
2. (Ling) → albanés m

Albanian

[ælˈbeɪniən]
adjalbanais(e)
n
(= person) → Albanais(e) m/f
(= language) → albanais m

Albanian

adjalbanisch
n
Albaner(in) m(f)
(= language)Albanisch nt

Albanian

[ælˈbeɪnɪən]
1. adjalbanese
2. n (person) → albanese m/f; (language) → albanese m

Albanian

أَلبَانيّ, اللغة الألبانية Albánec, albánský, albánština albaner, albansk Albaner, albanisch Αλβανικά, αλβανικός, Αλβανός albanés albaani, albania, albanialainen albanais Albanac, albanski albanese アルバニアの, アルバニア人, アルバニア語 알바니아 사람, 알바니아어, 알바니아의 Albanees albaner, albansk Albańczyk, albański, język albański albanês албанец, албанский, албанский язык alban, albansk, albanska ชาวอัลเบเนี่ยน, ซึ่งเกี่ยวกับอัลเบเนี่ยน, ภาษาอัลเบเนี่ยน Arnavut, Arnavutça người Albania, thuộc nước/người/tiếng Albania, tiếng Albania 阿尔巴尼亚人, 阿尔巴尼亚的, 阿尔巴尼亚语
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