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Albanian to English and English to Albanian Translation Services
* There are 36 letters in the Albanian alphabet, and there is a relatively easy relationship between them and how they sound so reading and writing Albanian is fairly simple if you keep certain rules in mind.
* There are two primary Albanian dialects, Tosk and Gheg, which have been written with various alphabets over the years.
* The Tosk dialect was first written with the Greek alphabet while the Gheg dialect was written with the Latin alphabet, and they have both used the Turkish version of the Arabic alphabet.
* The Latin alphabet for Albanian was standardized in 1909, and eventually a unified literary version based on the Tosk dialect was established in 1972.
Samples of Albanian Translation and Interpretation Services
* Language Marketplace has a number of clients who require Albanian Translation services.
About the Albanian language
* Albanian was heavily influenced by Latin, and in fact the borrowing between the two was such that the very structure of Albanian was nearly completely undermined.
* There are some Greek words absorbed by Albanian between the 2nd and 5th Centuries AD, but from that point the language was influenced by the Slavic and Germanic tribes who settled in the Balkans area.
* Learning to read and write the Albanian language can be potentially fun and rewarding, as one has to learn how to write Albanian characters. It is a visually beautiful and often poetic script, and can give the apprentice a useful insight into the Albanian mind. But be, be forewarned and prepared for a long learning journey as you’ll need to memorize over 2,000 characters to read a Albanian newspaper!
* It is believed that there was also some borrowing from the Romanians also known as Vlachs from the 9th Century AD onwards.
* There are around 5.4 million people who speak Albanian mostly in Albania, Kosovo, the Republic of Macedonia and Greece, however there are other South East European areas with Albanian populations including Montenegro and the Preševo Valley in Serbia.
* There are also centuries old Albanian populations scattered around Greece, southern Italy, Sicily and the Ukraine as well.
Interesting facts about Albanian
* Although Mother Theresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, lived a great many years in India and is considered a citizen of the world, she is in fact Albanian and her surname Bojaxhiu means "painter".
* Albanian is considered by some to be one of the original 9 Indo-European languages and is not actually derived from anything else.
* The Albanians are strong believers in equality between the sexes, and in fact one of the Albanian commanders who fought for Greek Independence against the Ottoman Turks in 1820 was Bubalina, a female Admiral!