Meaning of Albanian in English:


Pronunciation /alˈbeɪnɪən/

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  • 1A native or inhabitant of Albania, or a person of Albanian descent.

    ‘The Italians and the Albanians had very firm ideas on what was right.’
    • ‘It is the home of various people including Albanians, Vlachs, Greeks, Serbs, Bulgars, and Turks.’
    • ‘A crowd of Albanians gathered in Mitrovica.’
    • ‘She explained that some Albanians visited Craven to get ideas to develop hiking and walking facilities in their own country.’
    • ‘The Albanians know you can get a job on the Fiat line in Turin.’
    • ‘The interior minister Ljube Boskovski said that the group included ethnic Albanians and foreign nationals.’
    • ‘He had refused to join paramilitaries who were attacking ethnic Albanians in their small Montenegrin village.’
    • ‘While the Albanians were pouring back into the country, he had to flee towards Belgrade.’
    • ‘The Albanians staged a war of passive resistance, forming their own schools and health clinics.’
    • ‘The Albanians have wrought great improvements in their capital with a minimum of expenditure.’
  • 2mass noun The language of Albania, with about 6 million speakers. It forms a separate branch of Indo-European, and has two distinct dialects, Tosk and Gheg.

    ‘Before arriving in England she could already speak English, Albanian and Serbian.’
    • ‘I knew a few words of Albanian - enough to say hello and goodbye and thankyou.’
    • ‘Five percent of the people speak Albanian, most of these concentrated in the southern province of Kosovo.’
    • ‘The sisters speak English together, Albanian with their mum, and a mix of Albanian and English with their dad.’
    • ‘We repeat a few prayers in Albanian, but the liturgy is otherwise in English.’


  • Relating to Albania or its people or their language.

    ‘Key partners of the accord, including the prime minister and ethnic Albanian leader, were among many absentees when debate resumed.’
    • ‘Western sources said final accord on a package of reforms to give Macedonia's Albanian minority more rights was expected either late yesterday or this morning.’
    • ‘NATO forces said they had gathered over 400 weapons surrendered by ethnic Albanian rebels yesterday.’
    • ‘If the situation escalates, the National Liberation Army will spread out to all Albanian towns.’