Albania (i/ælˈbeɪniə/, al-BAY-nee-ə, or sometimes /ɔːlˈbeɪniə/, awl-BAY-nee-ə; Albanian:Shqipëri/Shqipëria; Gheg Albanian:Shqipni/Shqipnia, Shqypni/Shqypnia), officially known as the Republic of Albania (Albanian:Republika e Shqipërisë; Albanian pronunciation:[ɾɛpuˈblika ɛ ʃcipəˈɾiːs]), is a country in Southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the south and southeast. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the west and on the Ionian Sea to the southwest. It is less than 72km (45mi) from Italy, across the Strait of Otranto which connects the Adriatic Sea to the Ionian Sea.
The toponymAlbania may indicate several different geographical regions: a country in the Balkans; an ancient land in the Caucasus; as well as Scotland, Albania being a Latinization of a Gaelic name for Scotland, Alba. This article will cover etymology, as well as trace the usage of the toponyms and related toponyms and ethnonyms from their earliest known occurrence down to present times.
Albania as the name of Caucasian Albania, a state and historical region of eastern Caucasus, that existed on the territory of present-day republic of Azerbaijan (where both of its capitals were located) and partially southern Dagestan.
However, unlike the names of the other two European countries, this name was an exonym given to them by the Romans, as no one knew what these inhabitants called themselves. Compare also the land in Caucasus called Iberia, with the Iberian peninsula in Europe.
Albania as the name of a region in the Balkans attested in Medieval Latin. It may derive from an ethnonym, Albanoi, the name of an Illyrian tribe.
Some linguists propose a derivation from the Proto-Indo-European root *albho-, which meant 'white'; referring perhaps to the snow-capped mountains of Albania.
Others think the source may be a non-Indo-European root *alb-, meaning "hill, mountain", also present in alp "mountain pasture".
A six-day water-borne adventure takes paddlers through the Balkans to the Adriatic coast, with camping and homestays along the way “Hello, over there in Albania!”, my kayaking guide Gigo shouts across the water as he paddles along effortlessly ... ....
Who will come out on top after the two teams battle it out at the Air AlbaniaStadium in Tirana this evening? 5754. Directo del partido. Roma... 95'. FT ... Hello and welcome to our LIVE commentary of the EuropaConferenceLeague final at the Air Albania Stadium in Tirana! Who's your money on to win the first ever edition of this European club competition?.
Join us for LIVE commentary of the international friendly between Spain and Albania from RCDEStadium. Kick off is at. 19.45CET... 1054. Directo del partido. Espa�a ... Albania. Prev ... Albania XI ... Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of Spain's international friendly against Albania at the RCDE Stadium ... ....
Join us for LIVE commentary of the international friendly between Spain and Albania from RCDEStadium... Albania ... Spain 2-1 Albania! The goals came in the second half ... Albania double sub ... Albania sub ... Albania double sub ... Albania XI ... Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of Spain's international friendly against Albania at the RCDE Stadium.
Join us for live coverage of the 2022 World Cup qualifier as England take on Albania in group I at Wembley Stadium... Albania ... Albania sub ... 4th card for Albania ... Albania HT double sub ... Albania second sub ... Albania sub ... Albania bench ... Albania XI ... Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the WC qualifier between England and Albania in London! Any predictions?.
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For the past three years, and especially since September 2014, this global drama called migration has unfolded in Idomeni, on the border between Greece and Macedonia, 75km from Thessaloniki... Smugglers appeared promptly ... Where might the next passage be? Albania? Kosovo? Macedonia? Bosnia-Herzegovina?. Say hello to smuggling and mafia in Europe! ... .
Hello and welcome to tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier between Albania and Serbia... if he feels curious, he will be able to look down as bomb squad officers sweep the stadium early in the afternoon, but by the time Albania and Serbia kick off at 8.45pm he will have had to secure his balcony and will not even be allowed to venture towards the window.