This article deals with Albanian as it relates to NationStates. For more general information, see the Wikipedia article on this subject.
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Albanian or Gjuha shqipe is a language spoken by more than six million inhabitants of the western Balkan peninsula (Albania, Serbia and Montenegro, Macedonia, Greece) in the south-eastern Europe (Albanians) and by a small number of people in Calabria, southern Italy.
The oldest known Albanian printed book, Meshari, or missal, was written by Gjon Buzuku, a Catholic cleric, in 1555. The first Albanian school is believed to have been opened by Franciscans in 1638 in Pdhanë.