Albania (i/ælˈbeɪniə/, al-BAY-nee-ə, or sometimes /ɔːlˈbeɪniə/, awl-BAY-nee-ə; Albanian:Shqipëri/Shqipëria; Gheg Albanian:Shqipni/Shqipnia, Shqypni/Shqypnia), officially known as the Republic of Albania (Albanian:Republika e Shqipërisë; Albanian pronunciation:[ɾɛpuˈblika ɛ ʃcipəˈɾiːs]), is a country in Southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the south and southeast. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the west and on the Ionian Sea to the southwest. It is less than 72km (45mi) from Italy, across the Strait of Otranto which connects the Adriatic Sea to the Ionian Sea.
The toponymAlbania may indicate several different geographical regions: a country in the Balkans; an ancient land in the Caucasus; as well as Scotland, Albania being a Latinization of a Gaelic name for Scotland, Alba. This article will cover etymology, as well as trace the usage of the toponyms and related toponyms and ethnonyms from their earliest known occurrence down to present times.
Albania as the name of Caucasian Albania, a state and historical region of eastern Caucasus, that existed on the territory of present-day republic of Azerbaijan (where both of its capitals were located) and partially southern Dagestan.
However, unlike the names of the other two European countries, this name was an exonym given to them by the Romans, as no one knew what these inhabitants called themselves. Compare also the land in Caucasus called Iberia, with the Iberian peninsula in Europe.
Albania as the name of a region in the Balkans attested in Medieval Latin. It may derive from an ethnonym, Albanoi, the name of an Illyrian tribe.
Some linguists propose a derivation from the Proto-Indo-European root *albho-, which meant 'white'; referring perhaps to the snow-capped mountains of Albania.
Others think the source may be a non-Indo-European root *alb-, meaning "hill, mountain", also present in alp "mountain pasture".
The floods this week in Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo have been triggered by heavy rainfall and unseasonably warm weather ... Though the rainfall eased in Albania, vast areas of farmland remained underwater and some remote villages remained cut off for a third day on Friday ... Llazar Semini contributed to this report from Tirana, Albania.
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Western envoys on Friday visited Kosovo and Serbia as part of their ongoing efforts to defuse tensions and help secure a reconciliation agreement between the two former war foes ... Llazar Semini contributed to this report from Tirana, Albania. Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... 1.
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In the Balkans, a region where religion is often used as a divisive weapon, Albania proves that interfaith coexistence is possible ...Evangelicals are also part of Albania’s religious spectrum ... In Luli’s opinion, the biggest credit for Albania’s interfaith coexistence goes to the religious leaders.
18 municipal election the Serbs were opposed to. No injuries have been reported ... Recent tensions remain high, with Serbia and Kosovo intensifying their exchange of words ... Serbian officials claim a U.N ... “We do not want a conflict ... 18 ... Semini reported from Tirana, Albania. Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit.
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From high-tech to hockey and from the arts to outer space, there’s not much that Al Albania has not turned his hand to ... “I’ve gone through a lot of changes, many, many changes,” says Albania ... Albania credits his wife, Linda, for coming up with the name Acart during a scramble over what to put on his first invoice.
She also called for a month’s rent refundable credit for tenants.Public Expenditure MinisterMichael McGrath, standing in for the Taoiseach who is in Albania, listed off a series of Government initiatives in response ... Meanwhile the country was still waiting for the new vacant homes tax, first proposed in 2016 and announced in the Budget... .
President Bajram Begaj recognized Lipa, the daughter of Albanian immigrants, for her musical talents and contribution to spreading international awareness of Albania. (Image credit. @BajramBegajAL/Screenshot by NPR) ....
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis have been on a collision course from the start ... In the clearest sign of tension, the two held dueling Florida rallies in the final days of this year's midterm elections ... Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit. Evan Vucci. Credit ... Credit ... Credit ... Anti-government protest held in Albania over rising costs.