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Albanian

[al-bey-nee-uh n, -beyn-yuh n, awl-] /ælˈbeɪ ni ən, -ˈbeɪn yən, ɔl-/
adjective
1.
pertaining to Albania, its inhabitants, or their language.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Albania or Albany, N.Y.
3.
the Indo-European language spoken in Albania and adjacent areas.
Origin of Albanian
1590-1600
1590-1600; Albani(a) + -an
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  • 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.

  • There is not an Albanian who is not acquainted with his history.

    Albania E. F. Knight
British Dictionary definitions for Albanian

Albanian

/ælˈbeɪnɪən/
noun
1.
the official language of Albania: of uncertain relationship within the Indo-European family, but thought to be related to ancient Illyrian
2.
  1. a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Albania
  2. a native speaker of Albanian
adjective
3.
of or relating to Albania, its people, or their language
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