Headings

Albanian Language Fonts

Introductions

Albanian National Anthem & Flag

Map of Albania and Quick Facts, More Maps, More Maps

Albanian Music, more

Megasites

Search Engine Colossus - Albania Links to primary Albanian language search engines and gateways.

REESWeb - Search Albania Do a "search keyword" for "Albania" in the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies website database. Strong in links throughout Eastern and Central Europe as well as with the NIS.

Library of Congress Portals to the World - Albania Resources from regional studies experts at the Library of Congress.

Yahoo -- Regional, Countries Links - Albania Excellent Yahoo search engine links for countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Albanian.com "Albanian.com is home of the award winning Albanian Home Page where you will find information about the Albanians and the lands where they live: Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and others. albanian.com also hosts several other sites relevant to Albania and Albanians"

Language Materials

BBC Languages across Europe - Albanian Description of language with list of basic phrases with audio

Basic Albanian Vocabulary Glossary of common expressions, some with audio text.

Albanian Conjugator From Logos, complete conjugation patterns for common Albanian verbs.

Albanian Language Resources From Sprachprofi. Provides links to free online language materials as well as to commercial sites

Languages on the Web - Albanian Large collection of links to language and language related sites.

Online Dictionaries

YourDictionary.com - Albanian Although offerings for Albanian are scant, this site is always being updated with latest resources, so stay tuned.

English-Albanian-English Online Dictionary From Ectaco, this dictionary passed a basic vocabulary test.

Online Media and News

Kidon Media-Link: Albania The Albanian selections of this Media-Link Megasite connect you with radio and television stations, newspapers and magazines.

OnlineNewspapers.com - Albania Several online newspapers including one in English.

Voice of America - Albanian Voice of America news broadcasting in target language.

BBC Albanian.com BBC news broadcasts in Albanian.

Yahoo! News - Albania Latest news in English from a variety of news sources.

SCOLA - Global Foreign Language Portal SCOLA ia a leader in foreign language television news broadcasts. Schedule of broadcasts, insta-classes in some languages, and other useful information.

History and Culture

Albanian World Wide Homepage Includes links to: History, Culture, Maps, Virtual Tour, etc.

History of Albania Excellent detailed history from the beginnings to present times.

Government and Politics

Governments on the WWW - Albania Includes links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc.

Political Resources on the Net - Albania Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world.

Country Studies

Albania - A Country Study Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc.

BBC News Country Profiles - Albania Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

Country Analyses

U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Albania Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business.

International Monetary Fund - Albania Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

The World Bank Group WBG Search - Albania.

The World Trade Organization "The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business." Includes detailed information on Members and Observers - Albania (Member)

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Balkans "The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."

World Health Organization - Albania About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Albania The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, with 178 member National Societies.

Amnesty International - Albania Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.

Human Rights Watch - Albania Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights is a self-governing group of non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations that act to protect human rights throughout Europe, North America, and the Central Asian republics formed from the territories of the former Soviet Union. A primary specific goal is to monitor compliance with the human rights provisions of the Helsinki Final Act and its Follow-up Documents.

Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Destinations - Albania The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks.

Yahoo Travel Guide - Albania Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.

Professional Organizations and Library Consortia

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) From About: "The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, scholarly society which is the leading private organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about Russia, Central Eurasia, and Eastern and Central Europe."

British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies BASEES, according to its constitution, exists to "advance education for the public benefit in the United Kingdom in the humanities and the social sciences as they relate to the former Soviet Union and the countries of Eastern Europe".

Slavic and East European Folklore Association "SEEFA is a non-profit organization devoted to an exchange of knowledge among scholars interested in Slavic and East European folklore. It seeks to promote instruction, to organize panels at national and international conferences, to encourage the preparation of teaching materials and translations, and to foster exchanges, summer programs, and research in Slavic and East European Folklore and related fields such as anthropology, ethnic studies, history, literature, and musicology."

Collaborative Collection Management Project for Russian and East European Studies "We offer: — For researchers in Russian and East European Studies, the only nationwide database on relevant library collections and journal holdings in the UK."

Balkan Library Network Links to libraries throughout Balkans.

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) IREX is the premier US nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.

Universities and Centers of Study

EuroEducation.net - Albania Description of Albanian education system, K-12 and universities.

Center for Albanian Studies Center for Albanian Studies, University of Nebraska: "Our goal is to assist Albania in the transition to a productive and successful market-driven economy."