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".
Today, thousands of miles from his homeland, the 35-year-old photojournalist and former employee of the Afghan soccer federation, is languishing in warm and sunny Albania... Farishta Oustovar, a television news reporter and a former player on Afghanistan's national volleyball team, arrived in Albania in September 2021.
SHENGJIN, Albania...Today, thousands of miles from his homeland, the 35-year-old photojournalist and former employee of the Afghan soccer federation, is languishing in warm and sunny Albania ... Farishta Oustovar, a television news reporter and a former player on Afghanistan’s national volleyball team, arrived in Albania in September 2021.
The building has had several lives since the fall of communism and become a marker of the fast-changing nation, serving as a nightclub, NATO offices and a television studio, but its newest iteration might prove to be its most important, its backers hope, with Albania losing thousands of young people every year who leave to find work abroad.
It was built as a bizarre memorial to Albania’s paranoid communist dictator who cut the country off from the rest of the world ... The building has had several lives since the fall of communism and become a marker of the fast-changing nation, serving as a nightclub, NATO offices and a television studio.
AlbanianPrime MinisterEdi Rama speaks during an interview with Kyodo News in Tirana, Albania, on March 30, 2023 ... Putin's comment in a March 25 state television interview was the most recent signal by him about the possible use of nuclear weapons, which has triggered global concern.
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While the rest of the major footballing powers in the world have set up camp in Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2022, having failed to qualify for the big tournament, Italy will play an international friendly against Albania... Italy vs Albania international friendly will be televised on Sony Sports Network channels in India.
Albania, which has been hosting thousands of members of the anti-Iran terrorist cult of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO), says the group is not allowed to engage in "political activity" on its soil. Albania's Top Channel television network cited the country's minister of infrastructure and energy on Wednesday as saying.
Albania has ordered Iranian diplomats and embassy staff to leave within 24 hours... Mr Rama said in a televised statement that the goal of the hacking groups had been "the destruction of the digital infrastructure of the government of the Republic of Albania, as well as the theft of data and electronic communications of governments systems".