Albanian (Standard)

Albanian is a language spoken primarily in Albania and North Macedonia. It is an Indo-European language and is considered to be a separate branch of the Indo-European language family. Standard Albanian is the official and literary version of the language and it is based on the dialect spoken in the capital city of Tirana, Albania. Standard Albanian is used in education, media, and official documents and it is the language of instruction in schools. The Albanian language has been influenced by other languages such as Latin, Greek, Slavic and Turkish, as a result of the country's history and location at the crossroads of different civilizations. The standard Albanian language has two main dialects: Gheg and Tosk.