Albanian speaking countriesAlbanian is the official language in Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia and is spoken in 4 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Albanian language (native name: Shqip) has its roots in the Indo-European language family.
With a share of around 98%, it is most widespread in Albania. A total of about 5.3 m people worldwide speak Albanian as their mother tongue.
|Albania||Southern Europe||yes||97.9 %||2,794,000|
|Kosovo||Southern Europe||yes||94.5 %||1,696,000|
|North Macedonia||Southern Europe||yes||25.1 %||523,000|
|Italy||Southern Europe||no||0.2 %||121,000|
|Switzerland||Western Europe||no||1.3 %||111,000|
|Montenegro||Southern Europe||no||5.3 %||33,000|
|Croatia||Southern Europe||no||0.4 %||16,000|