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Albanian Language Fonts

Dr. Berlin's Foreign Font Archive "Your One-Stop Cyber-Resource for Foreign Language Typefaces and Keyboard Utilities. The fonts available from this Web site have been collected from many sources and are intended by the authors to be distributed either as shareware (please register with the original authors!), freeware, or they have been placed in the public domain by the authors."

Yamada Language Center Font Archive YLC at the University of Oregon provides non-English Font Archive, Font Help Pages, as well as links to Other Font Collections.

Introductions

Albanian National Anthem & Flag

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

Language Profile - Albanian, Albanian - Ethnologue

Albanian Photo Album , Albanian Images

Famous Albanians

Albanian Cuisine

Albanian Music, more

Megasites

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

Russian and East European Network Information Center (REENIC) - Albania This link to the Russian and East European Network Information Center website at the University of Texas, Austin, has been preset to connect you directly to resources related to Albania.

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.

School of Slavonic and East European Studies University College, London -- Internet Resources on Albania Extensive list of links on topics ranging from Government to Libraries and Archives.

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

Slavophilia.com - Albania Includes links to Arts, Education, Reference, Philology, Travel, etc.

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"

Albanian WWW Homepage Includes links to Countries, History, Culture, Virtual Tour, Maps, News.

Southeast Europe Online - Albania Solid collection of links and information - historic, cultural and current events.

Language Materials

Albanian Writing System Includes Latin, Elbasan and Beitha Kukju scripts.

University of Oregon Yamada Language Center - Albanian List of online resources available for Albanian language. Updated regularly.

A Short Description of the Albanian Language The title says it all.

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

Albanian Language Includes description of dialects, history, grammar, vocabulary, alphabet.

Albanian Language Pages Includes: Albanian language: A short linguistic description; Albanian Language Notes (by Alan R. King); A link to another page on Albanian language.

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

Albanian Literature and Language "These pages are meant to become a kind of archive pages for the Albanian language and literature." Still growing. (It is hoped!)

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

NATO Online Library - Albanian Language Module Includes in Albanian: NATO Handbook, Kosovo: One Year Later, and translations of NATO fact sheets.

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.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - Albanian RFE/RL news broadcasting in Albanian language.

BBC Albanian.com BBC news broadcasts in Albanian.

TvRadioWorld - Albania About: "TvRadioWorld is an informational directory dealing with radio and television broadcasters worldwide." Site allows you to bookmark favorite radio stations for listening.

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.

WWW Virtual Library - Albanian History Index Very detailed and broad collection of links to resources for Albanian history, to include archives, bibliographies, museums, and more.

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

Albanian History From Albanian.com one of more detailed website. Index - Origins, The Illyrians, The Roman Empire, The Byzantine Empire, The Ottoman Empire, The Rise of Nationalism, Independent Albania, World War II, Socialist Albania, Collapse of Communism; and overall Chronology of Events.

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.

CountryWatch.com - Albania "CountryWatch is a world leader in providing country specific geopolitical intelligence on each of the 192 countries of the world." Basic information is free; deeper resources require subscription.

Foreign and International Law - Albania From the Washburn University School of Law Library, links to country sites for Constitutional Law, Government and Politics, Law and Legislation, Legislative Bodies, etc.

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.

CIA World Factbook - Albania Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.

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 Directly link to Albania at a Glance and 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)

U.S. Commercial Service - Albania The Country Commercial Guides (CCG) are prepared by US Embassy Staff once a year and contain information on the business and economic situation of foreign countries and the political climate as it affects U.S. business.

TradePort Country Library - Albania "TradePort is designed to be an easy-to-use tool offering one place to go for comprehensive trade information, trade leads, and company databases."

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."

USAID - Search Albania The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) "is an independent agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States."

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.

Women's/Gender Studies Association of Countries in Transition - Albania The main objectives of the Association are: to exchange knowledge and ideas in Women's Studies, to develop Women's Studies professionals, to monitor the status of women in profession, to share curricula, to share/compare research, to encourage exchange programs, and to start a newsletter

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.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Homepage - Albania Search The NATO homepage is an excellent resource for information on member and affiliate nations and their policies and activities in the world at large. Of particular interest to linguists is the "Other Languages" section which provides links to NATO documents and reports translated into some 25 languages.

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.

Dangerous Places - Albania This is an unusual website: "The authors and publishers assume no liability nor do they encourage you to do, see, visit or try any of the activities or actions discussed in this site." Nonetheless, there is some very good, hard to find information here - whether you're a soldier of fortune or just an interested student of the country.

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

Professional Organizations and Library Consortia

Albanian Institute for International Studies "Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS) is an Albanian independent think-tank that is dedicated to analyses of contemporary issues and their political impact in Albania in particular and the South-East Europe region in general. You can browse most of our publications on-line, contact us, or you can go ahead and check some of our useful links."

American Association for Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) From About: "The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL), founded in 1941, exists to advance the study and promote the teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures on all educational levels, elementary through graduate school. While the largest proportion of its activities and members concentrate in the area of Russian, AATSEEL has from the beginning stressed that it embraces all Slavic and East European languages, literatures, linguistics and cultures."

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."

Canadian Association of Slavists ~ Association Canadienne des Slavistes "The Canadian Association of Slavists is an organization of teachers and scholars in the field of Slavic and related studies in Canada for the purpose of improving and advancing such studies."

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."

East Coast Consortium of Slavic Library Collections "The East Coast Consortium of Slavic Library Collections was established in 1993 to better coordinate activities among major Eurasian area studies collections in the Eastern United States. The Consortium presently numbers ten member institutions: Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, The New York Public Library, New York University, Princeton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Yale."

Pacific Coast Slavic and East European Library Consortium (PACSLAV) "The Pacific Coast Slavic and East European Library Consortium (PACSLAV) was formed to promote the development of Slavic Studies resources in this region of the United States and Canada. The services provided by the Consortium are for the use an d benefit of the faculty, students, and staff of its member institutions."

Council for Slavonic and East European Library and Information Services "The most important function of COSEELIS is to represent the interests of UK libraries and other information organisations offering services in the field of Slavonic and East European studies."

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

U.S. Institutions Teaching Albanian From Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota. List of primary US universities offering instruction in the Albanian language.

University of Tirana Homepage of the University of Tirana, with links to various programs in the humanities.

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."