The Linguasphere Register

of the world’s languages and speech communities

The linguascale

Change sector or zone

Geosector 0= AFRICA

Phylosector 1= AFRO-ASIAN

Geosector 2= AUSTRALASIA

Phylosector 3= AUSTRONESIAN

Geosector 4= EURASIA

Phylosector 5= INDO-EUROPEAN

Geosector 6= NORTH-AMERICA

Phylosector 7= SINO-INDIAN

Geosector 8= SOUTH-AMERICA

Phylosector 9= TRANSAFRICAN



Covers the "Albanian" or Shqip set, part of the "Indo-European" intercontinental affinity.

Comprising 1 set of 1 outer-language spoken by communities in the western Balkans, with an extension across the Adriatic to the Italian peninsula.

Albanian is probably related to the ancient Illyrian (Messapic) language, formerly spoken on both sides of the Adriatic.

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