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Extinct: no
Family: Indo-European
Branch: Illyric
Continent: Europe
Country: Yugoslavia
Region: Kossovo-Metohija (Kosmet). Also spoken in Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia, USA.
Countries Where Spoken: 1,372,750 to 1,800,000 in Yugoslavia (1992). Ethnic Albanians are 90% of Kosovo"s 2,000,000 people (1998 Los Angeles Times). Population total all countries 2,000,000 (1980 UBS). Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia.
Countries Where Official: Yugoslavia
Native Speakers: 1,372,750
Speakers Total: 1,800,000
Phrasebase members who speak Gheg at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Gheg at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Gheg: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Gheg: 0
Three Letter Code: ALS
Alternative Names: GEG
Summary: Books are published in Gheg in Yugoslavia. Restrictions on Albanian at Kossovo"s university since 1990. Not endangered. Speakers are called "Kossovar" in Yugoslavia. Official language. Newspapers. Shiptars: Muslim. NT 1869-1990.

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