- Language Materials
- Online Dictionaries
- Online Media and News
- History and Culture
- Government and Politics
- Country Studies
- Country Analyses
- Travel Guides
- Professional Organizations and Library Consortia
- Universities and Centers of Study
Map of Albania and Quick Facts, More Maps
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.
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"
BBC Languages across Europe - Albanian Description of language with list of basic phrases with audio
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
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.
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.
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.
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)
Human Rights Watch - Albania Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.
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
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."
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.