Since Albanians belong to the white race, we only include white non-Albanian residents in the comparison group.
Is Albanian and ethnicity?
Albanians Albanian language/Ethnicities
Is Albanian a Slavic language?
Albanian is considered an isolate within the Indo-European language family; no other language has been conclusively linked to its branch. Although Albanian shares lexical isoglosses with Greek, Germanic, and to a lesser extent Balto-Slavic, the vocabulary of Albanian is quite distinct.
How did Islam come to Albania?
The Islamization of Albania occurred as a result of the Ottoman conquest of the region beginning in 1385. The Ottomans through their administration and military brought Islam to Albania through various policies and tax incentives, trade networks and transnational religious links.
Is Albania a religious country?
According to the latest census figures from 2011, over half (56.7 per cent) of Albanias 2.8 million population are self-declared Muslims, the majority of which are Sunni, ten per cent are Catholics, almost 7 per cent identify as Orthodox, 5.5 per cent say they do not have a religion, 2.5 per cent identify as atheist
Is Albania a Catholic country?
The Catholic Church in Albania is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome. According to some sources around 16-17% of the population of Albania were Catholic, but in the 2011 census the percentage of Catholics was 10.03%. Shkodër is the center of Catholicism in Albania.