‘’Language is the clearest statement of a nation and its culture’’. Beginning with this quotation from Eqerem Çabej, an Albanian historical linguist, this article will trace the origin and look at the characteristics of the Albanian language.
The Albanian language is spoken by Albanians, who are descended from the ancient Illyrian tribes that occupied the western part of the Balkan Peninsula. It is often thought to be derived from the Illyrian language. Unfortunately, there are no written documents to prove this theory so the connection between the two languages is only indirectly supported through the names of people, places and historical […]