Posted in Albanian, Arberesh, Language Profiles

Arberesh

Classification: Indo-European – Albanian – Arberesh

Number of speakers: Approximately, 80,000

Countries where it is spoken: Italy

Varieties:

  • Apullian-Arberesh
  • Basilicatan-Arberesh
  • Calabrian-Arberesh
  • Molisan-Arberesh
  • Sicilian-Arberesh

Example:

Të gjithë vete lejën të lirë e paraç me dinjitet e me dreqtët. Ata kanë arsye e ndërgjegje e ahierna duhet të silljën mjes njerin tjetër me një shpirt të lluezërimi.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

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Other links: 

EVERYDAY ARBERESH (by Martin Hasani di Maggio)

ARTICLE (Code-Switching or Syncretism: language purism in an Arberesh community in Sicily, by Martin Hasani di Maggio)

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