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Albanian (Gjuha shqipe)

Albanian (Gjuha shqipe) is an Indo-European language spoken by nearly 8 million people, primarily in Albania and Kosovo but also in other areas of the Balkans in which there is an Albanian population, including the west of Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, and southern Serbia. Albanian is also spoken by communities in Greece, along the eastern coast of southern Italy, and on the island of Sicily. Additionally, speakers of Albanian can be found elsewhere throughout the latter two countries resulting from a modern diaspora, originating from the Balkans, that also includes Scandinavia, Switzerland ,Germany, United Kingdom, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. (Ref: Wkipedia)

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To find foods and foods and food-related items in in Albanian you may search by any of the following terms:
Albanais Albanische Albanees Albanese Albania Albanian Balkan Balkans Gjuja Idioma Kosovan Kosovo Lingua Shqip Shqipe Sprache States

These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages and, in some cases, the Albanaian has been absorbed into them. This is not intended to be offensive and I apologise to anyone who feels affronted. In the same way I have included 'Indian' in the search terms for foods of Sri Lanka, 'English' in searches of the food glossary for Welsh or Scottish; likewise for Balkan  food terms, where any of several languages may be in use. It is simply to aid the traveller, often ignorant of the finer detail.

You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of parsnip, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'parsnip albania' and then click on 'Translate from English'. Additionally, if you are not exactly certain which language is being used, you could search for 'balkan parsnip' and then select from the languages on offer

One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches such as  'Balkans' may help in a successful search.

Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.

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