arvanitas

Status of the Albanian Language

Albanian as an official language:

  • Albania - 3.002.859 in 2012
  • Kosova - 1.8 millions in 2012
  • Macedonia (co-official) - 600.000 (25% of total population) in 2006
  • Montenegro (co-official) - 80.000 in 2002

Albanian as an recognised ethnic minority language:

  • Italy (Arberesh comunity) - 260.000 in 1976
  • Croatia (Arbanasi comunity) - 15.002 in 2001
  • Romania 
  • Serbia 
  • Bulgaria - 1.000 in 1963

Albanian ad a non-recognised ethnic minority language:

  • Greece (Arvanitas comunity) - 10.000 çam + 150.000 Arvanitas

Greece has not signed the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages of 1992, and as such does not recognise ethnic and language minorities as part of its cultural heritage.

  • Turkey (Arnaut comunity) - 15.000 in 1980

Albanian is also spoken by an high number of immigrants all over the world:

  • Italy:  482.627 (to 700.000 due to naturalization)
  • Greece:  443 550 (to 600.000 due to naturalization)
  • Germany:  505.000
  • Switzerland:  400.000
  • UK: 350.000
  • USA & Canada:500.000
  • Netherlands: 200.000

Other countries have Albanian comunities, but their number is lower than 100.000. The total number of Albanian native speakers around the world is 12.600.000 in accordance with thei CIA’s 2003 World Factbook.

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Jazz and New York - Jazz album covers featuring NYC 

“And always there was this place called New York, a place of towers that reached almost to the clouds. A place of gorgeous ballrooms, filled with brown-skinned beauties. [Liner notes from Dexter Gordon’s Manhattan Symphonie]

Horace Silver – The Stylings Of Silver / Booker Ervin - Hip Cake / Walk Phineas Newborn - Here Is Phineas / Bennie Green – Back On The Scene / Bobby Short - Songs Of New York / Thad Jones - The Magnificient Thad Jones / Rein De Graaf -New York Jazz / Mel Torme – Sunday In New York / Gerry Mulligan – In New York / Lennie Tristano – New York Improvisations / Phil Bodner - Jazz Sounds Of The Apple / Pat Metheny - Unity Village / Randy Brecker – With DR Big Band / Dexter Gordon - American Classic / Manhattan Jazz Orchestra - Moanin’ / Cedar Walton – The Promise Land / Marc Copland – Time Within Time / Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid – NYC / Paul Chambers – The New York Scene / Benny Golson – New York Jazz Scene 

Harry Allen - New York State Of Mind / New York Jazz Quartet / The Manhattan Jazz Septet / Various Artists – Live In Newport In New York / Mina Agossi – Ez Pass To Brooklyn / Antonio Sanchez – Live In New York / Herbie Hancock -Inventions And Dimentions / Manhattan Jazz Quintet – Come Together / Tal Farlow – Autumn In New York / New York Jazz Quartet – Oasis / Edy Martinez – Midnight Jazz Affair / Dave Pike – Manhattan Latin / Various Artists – New York Scene In The 40′s / James P.Johnson – New York Jazz / Kenny Drew -New York Stories / Dave Brubeck - Jazz Impressions Of New York / Frank Sinatra – New York New York / Jaared – Manhattan Nights / George Russell – New York Big Band / Miles Davis - Jazz At The Plazza

Cedar Walton Trio – Manhattan After Hours / Art Blakey – At The Jazz Corner Of The World / Wynton Marsalis – Citi Movement / Clark Terry - Live At The Village Gate / Don Friedman – A Day In The City / Gordon Jenkins – Manhattan Towers / Rhoda Scott – A New York / Benny Carter – New York Nights / Thad Jones – After Hours / Brecker Brothers – Live 1992 / Gordon Jenkins - Manhattan Towers / Mel Torme – Songs Of New York / Dick Hyman & Ruby Braff – Manhattan Jazz / Ahmad Jamal – Jamal At The Penthouse / Newport In New York 72′ - The Jam Sessions / Sonny Stitt Quartet - New York Jazz / Gordon Jenkins - Manhattan Towers / George Russell – Manhattan / George Arvanitas – Round About Midnight / Laurent De Wilde - Colors Of Manhattan  

Oliver Nelson - Jazzathan Suite / Helen Merrill – Duets / Rodha Scott – In New York / McCoy Tyner – New York Reunion / JJ Johnson & Kai Winding - An Afternoon In Birdland / Miles Davis & John Coltrane - Live In New York / Jeff « Tain’ Watts – Citizen Tain / Tony Scott – 52nd Street / John Coltrane – Live At The Village Vanguard Again / Dave Brubeck - Jazz Impressions Of New York / Enrico Rava - New York Days / Donny McCaslin - Soar / Various Artists – Jazz Live From New York / Julian Siegel Quartet - Urban Theme Park / Hans Koller – New York City / Milt Jackson – Skyline / The Manhattan Project - The Manhattan Project / Creed Taylor – The Sound Of New York / Hank Garland - Jazz In New York / Babs Gonzales - Tales Of Manhattan