Ghegs

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The Ghegs (also spelled Gegs; Gegët) are one of two major ethnic subgroups of Albanians (the other being the Tosks) differentiated by their cultural, linguistic, social and religious characteristics.wikipedia
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Tosks

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The Ghegs (also spelled Gegs; Gegët) are one of two major ethnic subgroups of Albanians (the other being the Tosks) differentiated by their cultural, linguistic, social and religious characteristics.
The Tosks (Toskët) are one of two major ethnic subgroups of Albanians (the other being the Ghegs) differentiated by their cultural, linguistic, social and religious characteristics.

Albanians

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The Ghegs (also spelled Gegs; Gegët) are one of two major ethnic subgroups of Albanians (the other being the Tosks) differentiated by their cultural, linguistic, social and religious characteristics.
The Shkumbin more southerly splits the Albanians into the Ghegs and Tosks nevertheless both groups identify with a shared ethnic culture, history and traditions.

Gheg Albanian

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The Ghegs speak Gheg Albanian, one of the two main dialects of Albanian language.
Gheg is spoken in Northern Albania, Kosovo, northwestern Republic of North Macedonia, southeastern Montenegro and southern Serbia, by the ethnic group known as Ghegs.

Scutari Vilayet

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Gegëni or Gegalık encompassed the İșkodra, Kosovo, and a small area of the Monastir vilayets.
In the 1880s from an Albanian point of view the sanjaks of İşkodra and Dıraç along with the whole of İşkodra vilayet belonged to the region of Gegënia.

Sanjak of Scutari

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In the 1880s, Albanians defined the wider region of Gegalık (Ghegland) as encompassing the Ottoman administrative units of İșkodra (Shkodër) and Duraç (Durrës) sanjaks that composed İșkodra vilayet (province), the sanjaks of Yenipazar (Novi Pazar), İpek (Pejë), Priștine (Prishtinë), Prizren, Üsküp (Skopje) of Kosovo vilayet and the sanjak of Debre (Debar) in Monastir vilayet.
In the 1880s, from an Albanian point of view the sanjak of İşkodra belonged to the region of Gegënia.

Arshi Pipa

According to Arshi Pipa, the term Gegë was initially used for confessional denotation, being used in pre-Ottoman Albania by its Orthodox population when referring to their Catholic neighbors.
Pipa claimed that the unification of the Albanian language was wrong because it deprived Albanian language of its richness at the expense of Gheg.

Kosovo Vilayet

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Gegëni or Gegalık encompassed the İșkodra, Kosovo, and a small area of the Monastir vilayets.
In the 1880s from an Albanian point of view the sanjaks of İpek, Prizren, Priştine, Üsküp and Yenipazar within Kosovo vilayet belonged to the region of Gegënia.

Kosovo Albanians

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In the 1990s, the Ghegs of Albania were more sympathetic to the struggle of the Ghegs from Kosovo.
Albanians of Kosovo are Ghegs.

Sanjak of Dibra

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In the 1880s, Albanians defined the wider region of Gegalık (Ghegland) as encompassing the Ottoman administrative units of İșkodra (Shkodër) and Duraç (Durrës) sanjaks that composed İșkodra vilayet (province), the sanjaks of Yenipazar (Novi Pazar), İpek (Pejë), Priștine (Prishtinë), Prizren, Üsküp (Skopje) of Kosovo vilayet and the sanjak of Debre (Debar) in Monastir vilayet.
In the 1880s from an Albanian point of view the sanjak of Debre belonged to the region of Gegënia.

Ramiz Alia

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After Enver Hoxha died in 1985, he was succeeded by Ramiz Alia, who was one of the few Ghegs among the leaders of the country.
His parents were from Ghegs and they fled from Kosovo during the Balkan Wars.

Albanian nationalism

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The administration of Sali Berisha was identified as northern nationalist Gheg in opposition to southern Socialist Tosk, which additionally increased the contention between Tosks and Ghegs.
From 1878 onward Albanian nationalists and intellectuals, some who emerged as the first modern Albanian scholars, were preoccupied with overcoming linguistic and cultural differences between Albanian subgroups (Gegs and Tosks) and religious divisions (Muslim and Christians).

Gegić

Gegić is a Serbian, Bosniak and Croatian surname that is derived from Albanian ethnic subgroup of Ghegs.

Culture

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The Ghegs (also spelled Gegs; Gegët) are one of two major ethnic subgroups of Albanians (the other being the Tosks) differentiated by their cultural, linguistic, social and religious characteristics.

Language

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The Ghegs (also spelled Gegs; Gegët) are one of two major ethnic subgroups of Albanians (the other being the Tosks) differentiated by their cultural, linguistic, social and religious characteristics.

Society

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The Ghegs (also spelled Gegs; Gegët) are one of two major ethnic subgroups of Albanians (the other being the Tosks) differentiated by their cultural, linguistic, social and religious characteristics.

Religion

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The Ghegs (also spelled Gegs; Gegët) are one of two major ethnic subgroups of Albanians (the other being the Tosks) differentiated by their cultural, linguistic, social and religious characteristics.

Albania

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The Ghegs live in Albania (north of the Shkumbin river), Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro.

Shkumbin

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The Ghegs live in Albania (north of the Shkumbin river), Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro.

Kosovo

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The Ghegs live in Albania (north of the Shkumbin river), Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro.

North Macedonia

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The Ghegs live in Albania (north of the Shkumbin river), Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro.

Serbia

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The Ghegs live in Albania (north of the Shkumbin river), Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro.

Montenegro

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The Ghegs live in Albania (north of the Shkumbin river), Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro.

Serbian Orthodox Church

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The name Gheg is derived from the term initially used by Orthodox population of pre-Ottoman Albania for confessional denotation when referring to their Catholic neighbors who converted to Catholicism to better resist the Orthodox Serbs.

Albanian language

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The Ghegs speak Gheg Albanian, one of the two main dialects of Albanian language.

Tribe

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The social organization of the Ghegs was traditionally tribal, with several distinct tribal groups of Ghegs.