Albanian, Tosk

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Arnaut, Shkip, Shqip, Shqiperë, Skchip, Tosk, Zhgabe; Also, in Greece: Arvanitika, Camerija, Shqip; in Turkey: Shqip
  • Dialects: Çam, Labërisht, Tosk, Cham, Tosk, Lab, Tosk, Northern
  • Scriptures published:
    • Bible (1993)
    • New Testament (1827 — 2007)
    • Portions (1824 — 1914)
    • FCBH  (Interconfessional/së bashku)  See above
    • The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Taught in primary schools
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Albania
  • Region: Widespread south of the Shkumbin river
  • Also used in: Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United States
  • Religion: Muslim, Christian
  • Livelihood: Peasant agriculturalists; animal husbandry: sheep; petroleum workers
  • Status: Statutory national language in Albania
  • Number of users: 1,778,200 (2,900,000; 10,000; 15,000)
  • Vitality: National

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)