Gheg Albanian


Gheg Albanian

Infobox Language
name=Gheg
speakers=2,800,000 (quoted from Omniglot)
region=Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia
familycolor=Indo-European
fam2=Albanian
iso3=aln

Gheg (or Geg) is one of the two major dialects of the Albanian language. The other is Tosk, which is the main basis for the standard form of Albanian. The dividing line between these two dialects is the Shkumbin River, which winds its way through central Albania.

Gheg is spoken in Northern Albania, parts of the Republic of Macedonia, and Montenegro ( _sq. Mali i Zi), and by the Albanians of Kosovo and Central Serbia (mostly the cities of Preševo, Bujanovac, and Medveđa), ( _sq. Preshevë, Bujanovc dhe Medvegjë).

Gheg Nasalized Vowels

ee also

External links

* [http://www.sil.org/iso639-3/documentation.asp?id=aln ISO Documentation]


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