The Albanian Language
Formed from Greek and Arabic influences, Albanian is the official language of Albania and a co-official language of Kosovo and Macedonia. Albanian is spoken by 7.5 million in its home country as well as Montenegro, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Greece. As a written language, Albanian uses an extended Latin alphabet that contains 36 letters, with some adapted to represent Albanian sounds.
As people have migrated, Albanian language speakers have made their homes in Switzerland, Italy (where it is the 3rd most-spoken language), Canada, and New York City, New Jersey, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Connecticut, in the United States.