Albanian Language Facts
The Albanian language is an entirely unique language. It is classified as Indo-European but does not belong to any known family or branch. It probably evolved from a now extinct Paleo-Balkan language, but the exact language is unknown. It does contain loan words from Doric Greek, Latin, and some southern Slavic tongues. Old Albanian is also theorized to have had significant affects on the development of other Balkan languages as well.
Over the years the Albanian people have used a number of different scripts to write the language, ranging from the Arabic script, the Greek Script, in modern times, the Latin script. The Albanian language also contains two main dialects, Gheg and Tosk, which are entirely regional, though Tosk is used as the official language of Albania and Kosovo. Gheg is to the north of the Shkumbin River, and Tosk is to the south.