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Learn Albanian

Learn to speak Albanian with uTalk and we’ll help you navigate its unique twists and turns. With 5 million speakers Albanian is the official language of Albania and Kosova and can be heard in some parts of Macedonia and Greece. There are big influences from Latin, Greek and Turkish but it doesn't have a close sister language. Talking of which the word for sister is 'motër' - unlike many other nearby languages.§

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Albania

Kosovo

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Fun facts about Albanian

If you have figs in your rucksack everyone will be your friend, according to an Albanian proverb!

Albanian, also known as ‘shqip’, is special from a linguist point of view because it doesn’t have a close sister language - it’s called an ‘isolate’.

There are about 50 villages in Italy where people have been speaking an Albanian dialect for hundreds of years.

Some letters in the Albanian alphabet look like two letters, but are counted as one, including nj, rr, gj and xh.

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