Albanian dialects

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The Albanian language is composed of many dialects, divided into two major groups: Gheg and Tosk.wikipedia
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Albanian language

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The Albanian language is composed of many dialects, divided into two major groups: Gheg and Tosk.
The two main Albanian dialects, Gheg and Tosk which are primarily distinguished by phonological differences, are mutually intelligible, with Gheg spoken in the north and Tosk spoken in the south of the Shkumbin river.

Tosk Albanian

ToskTosk Albanian dialectTosk Albanians
The Albanian language is composed of many dialects, divided into two major groups: Gheg and Tosk.

Gheg Albanian

GhegGheg dialectGheg Albanians
The Albanian language is composed of many dialects, divided into two major groups: Gheg and Tosk.

Arbanasi dialect

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There is also a diaspora dialect in Croatia, the Arbanasi dialect.

Upper Reka dialect

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One fairly divergent dialect is the Upper Reka dialect, which is however classified as Central Gheg.

Dialect

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The Albanian language is composed of many dialects, divided into two major groups: Gheg and Tosk.

Shkumbin

Shkumbin RiverShkumbiniGenusus
The Shkumbin river is roughly the geographical dividing line, with Gheg spoken north of the Shkumbin and Tosk south of it.

Eric P. Hamp

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According to the view of Demiraj, during the process of dialect split Albanian populations were roughly in their present location, while Eric Hamp notes that "it must be relatively old, that is, dating back into the post-Roman first millennium. As a guess, it seems possible that this isogloss reflects a spread of the speech area, after the settlement of the Albanians in roughly their present location, so that the speech area straddled the Jireček Line".

Jireček Line

linguistic frontier
According to the view of Demiraj, during the process of dialect split Albanian populations were roughly in their present location, while Eric Hamp notes that "it must be relatively old, that is, dating back into the post-Roman first millennium. As a guess, it seems possible that this isogloss reflects a spread of the speech area, after the settlement of the Albanians in roughly their present location, so that the speech area straddled the Jireček Line".

Montenegro

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Northwest Gheg is spoken throughout Montenegro, northwestern Kosovo (west of Peć), Lezhë, northwestern Mirditë, Pukë, and Shkodër.

Kosovo

Republic of KosovoKosovarKosovan
Northwest Gheg is spoken throughout Montenegro, northwestern Kosovo (west of Peć), Lezhë, northwestern Mirditë, Pukë, and Shkodër.

Peć

PejëPejaİpek
Northwest Gheg is spoken throughout Montenegro, northwestern Kosovo (west of Peć), Lezhë, northwestern Mirditë, Pukë, and Shkodër.

Lezhë

LissusLezhaLezhe
Northwest Gheg is spoken throughout Montenegro, northwestern Kosovo (west of Peć), Lezhë, northwestern Mirditë, Pukë, and Shkodër.

Mirditë

MirditaMirditeMirditë municipality
Northwest Gheg is spoken throughout Montenegro, northwestern Kosovo (west of Peć), Lezhë, northwestern Mirditë, Pukë, and Shkodër.

Pukë

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Northwest Gheg is spoken throughout Montenegro, northwestern Kosovo (west of Peć), Lezhë, northwestern Mirditë, Pukë, and Shkodër.

Shkodër

ShkodraScutariShkoder
Northwest Gheg is spoken throughout Montenegro, northwestern Kosovo (west of Peć), Lezhë, northwestern Mirditë, Pukë, and Shkodër.

Preševo

PresevoPreshevo
Northeast Gheg is spoken throughout most of Kosovo, Preševo, Has, northeastern Mirditë, Kukës, Tropojë, and northern Tetovo.

Kukës

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Northeast Gheg is spoken throughout most of Kosovo, Preševo, Has, northeastern Mirditë, Kukës, Tropojë, and northern Tetovo.

Tropojë

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Northeast Gheg is spoken throughout most of Kosovo, Preševo, Has, northeastern Mirditë, Kukës, Tropojë, and northern Tetovo.

Debar

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Central Gheg is spoken in Debar, Gostivar, Krujë, Peshkopi, southern Mirditë, Mat, eastern Struga, Kumanovo, and southern Tetovo.

Gostivar

Gostivar, MacedoniaGostivari
Central Gheg is spoken in Debar, Gostivar, Krujë, Peshkopi, southern Mirditë, Mat, eastern Struga, Kumanovo, and southern Tetovo.

Krujë

KrujaKrujeAkçahisar
Central Gheg is spoken in Debar, Gostivar, Krujë, Peshkopi, southern Mirditë, Mat, eastern Struga, Kumanovo, and southern Tetovo.

Peshkopi

PeshkopiaPiskopoya
Central Gheg is spoken in Debar, Gostivar, Krujë, Peshkopi, southern Mirditë, Mat, eastern Struga, Kumanovo, and southern Tetovo.

Mat (municipality)

MatMat municipalityMat River Valley
Central Gheg is spoken in Debar, Gostivar, Krujë, Peshkopi, southern Mirditë, Mat, eastern Struga, Kumanovo, and southern Tetovo.

Struga

StrugëStruga, North Macedonia
Central Gheg is spoken in Debar, Gostivar, Krujë, Peshkopi, southern Mirditë, Mat, eastern Struga, Kumanovo, and southern Tetovo.