Albanian



pertaining to , its inhabitants, or their language.
a native or inhabitant of or Albany, N.Y.
the Indo-European language spoken in and adjacent areas.
Contemporary Examples

Petulla, the Albanian version of fried dough, was a childhood favorite of Petrit Husenaj.
How to Make Petulla, Albanian Fried Dough Petrit Husenaj January 11, 2011

Before the elections in June, an Albanian man was stabbed with a sword in broad daylight.
Syrian Immigrants Flood Greece Barbie Latza Nadeau August 25, 2012

But tenacious Albanian partisans kept reinserting the claim.
You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story Walter Isaacson October 18, 2014

It is an Albanian tradition that when the same woman feeds two babies, they become brother and sister.
‘Jews Are God’s People Like Us’ Norman H. Gershman February 20, 2009

His Albanian friend got scared and ran, and Antonio, himself affiliated with the Neapolitan Camorra, needed help.
The Letter That Could Set Amanda Knox Free Barbie Latza Nadeau June 10, 2010

Historical Examples

He was very happy discoursing in Albanian to a large and admiring circle, to whom he was a great man.
Through the Land of the Serb Mary Edith Durham

These will be governed by two Prefects nominated by the Albanian Government.
Bulgaria Frank Fox

I took the glass, and saw at once that Holroyd was right; there was no mistaking the Albanian costume.
Yule Logs Various

But the Albanian’s death is most frequently brought about by gun-shot.
The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2 Henry Baerlein

There is not an Albanian who is not acquainted with his history.
Albania E. F. Knight

noun
the official language of Albania: of uncertain relationship within the Indo-European family, but thought to be related to ancient Illyrian

a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Albania
a native speaker of Albanian

adjective
of or relating to Albania, its people, or their language

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