Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to Albania or its people, language, or culture.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of Albania.
  • noun A person of Albanian ancestry.
  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating or pertaining to modern Albania, or to its inhabitants, or their language, manners, customs, etc.
  • noun A native or an inhabitant of Albania, a division of European Turkey, comprising the greater part of the ancient Epirus, and parts of Illyria and Macedonia.
  • noun plural Light cavalry, formerly recruited in Albania and the neighboring lands, and armed according to the Levantine fashion of the time.
  • noun The language of Albania, possessing strongly marked dialects, and usually classed as Aryan or Indo-European.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Albania, a province of Turkey.

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  • adjective of or from the city of Albany, New York State
  • noun Someone from the city of Albany, New York State.
  • adjective Of, from, or pertaining to Caucasian Albania, to its people or language.
  • noun An inhabitant of Caucasian Albania. Udi people are descended from them.
  • proper noun The extinct Northeast Caucasian language once spoken by these people. Udi language is descended from it.
  • adjective Of, from, or pertaining to Albania, the Albanian people or the Albanian language.
  • noun A person from Albania or of Albanian descent.
  • proper noun The languages spoken by the Albanian people, primarily spoken in Albania and Kosovo. (ISO language codes: alb/sqi/sq (Tosk), aln (Gheg), aat (Arvanitika), aae (Arbëresh))

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the Indo-European language spoken by the people of Albania
  • adjective of or relating to Albania or its people or language or culture
  • noun a native or inhabitant of Albania

Etymologies

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Albany +‎ -ian

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From (Caucasian) Albania +‎ -ian

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From Middle French Albanien, from Old French albaneis, from Albanie ("Albania"), from Medieval Latin Albania, from Vulgar Latin *albanus ("Albanian"), from Ancient Greek Ἀλβανοί (Albanoí, "a southern Illyrian tribe") (compare Old Albanian arbër, arbën 'Albanian')

Examples

  • Looking at the situation in Macedonia, the United States, through this administration, has stepped up its efforts to help the Macedonian government deal with what they describe as Albanian extremists coming over from Kosovo interfering and trying to undermine, in the eyes of the Bush Administration, the legitimate Macedonian government.

    CNN Transcript - Breaking News: Yugoslav Authorities Arrest Slobodan Milosevic - March 30, 2001

  • As I knew there was no case on record of a stranger being "held up" in North Albania, and, moreover, the Albanian is an old friend of mine, it "made no difference."

    High Albania

  • And yet he often was right, and always courageous and eloquent enough to challenge received opinion and sacred cows Mother Teresa for one, whom he called the Albanian dwarf famous for peddling an antiquated form of religious fundamentalism.

    Roger Housden: Hitchens: Arch-Fundamentalist?

  • And yet he often was right, and always courageous and eloquent enough to challenge received opinion and sacred cows Mother Teresa for one, whom he called the Albanian dwarf famous for peddling an antiquated form of religious fundamentalism.

    Roger Housden: Hitchens: Arch-Fundamentalist?

  • And yet he often was right, and always courageous and eloquent enough to challenge received opinion and sacred cows Mother Teresa for one, whom he called the Albanian dwarf famous for peddling an antiquated form of religious fundamentalism.

    Roger Housden: Hitchens: Arch-Fundamentalist?

  • And yet he often was right, and always courageous and eloquent enough to challenge received opinion and sacred cows Mother Teresa for one, whom he called the Albanian dwarf famous for peddling an antiquated form of religious fundamentalism.

    Roger Housden: Hitchens: Arch-Fundamentalist?

  • At the end of her speech, she thanked her audience in Polish, Albanian, Arabic, Slovenian, Russian and English.

    After Firing Crossing Guards, One Michigan Town Left With Nothing Else To Cut

  • At the end of her speech, she thanked her audience in Polish, Albanian, Arabic, Slovenian, Russian and English.

    After Firing Crossing Guards, One Michigan Town Left With Nothing Else To Cut

  • But "they are so devoid of both originality and unity," says Sir Charles Eliot, [81] that acutest of observers, "that it is vain to seek for anything in politics, art, religion, literature or customs to which the name Albanian can be properly applied as denoting something common to the Albanian race."

    The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2

  • P.M., as the moon was beginning to peep over the Eastern wall of rock, was heard the glad sound of the little kettle-drum calling the Albanian troopers to mount and march.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

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