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.

anonymous asked:

I'm not the same anon as earlier, and i'm a teenage lesbian myself and a longtime fan of yours, but I was just a little upset that you seemed to be so hypocritical in your responses. You seemed to be sarcastically blowing off what seem to be valid points instead of engaging in discussion, which I have a feeling that the other anon wanted. Tumblr in general does that a lot when faced with criticism, which I dislike, since it perpetuates the stereotype that tumblr is full of close-minded kids.

i’m very sorry! y’see, i tend to deal with most of my problems via means of sarcasm. i constantly make gay and death jokes cause i think it’s funny and makes everything a little more doable. if you would rather converse with me than get a snarky answer, i would recommend pming me! we can havw a bettr discussion and make amends there.

anonymous asked:

Hi ! Im the anon who asked about your point of view on Zionism. Id like for you to know that i appreciate you answering my question ( though in a quite long format), but i saw yoy have some misconceptions of islam that is quite common. The religon says killing one person is the equivalent to killing the entire human race and they arr the worst of the monsters. It also says we should love the people of the book ( jews and christians) like our own. Those who support nazis have hatred 1/2

Inside them, and that is by no way what islam stands for. Those are the actions of the people ,not the religon. I combat antisemitism in my comunity as much as i can, so it hurts to see you generalize all muslims as jew hating people. I implore you to do some research on the actual principles of islam from valid sources. And if you would like to ask questions and have a conversation i can comw off anon & tell you stuff! But still thank u for ur answer I really appreciate it and have a good day

I’m sorry, but if I can accept that there are harmful, outdated parts of the Torah and the Talmud, then you need to accept that there are harmful, outdated parts of the Qu’ran and the Hadith.

And when the extremist Jews take every part of the Torah literally, they’re bigoted. Just as the Muslims that take the Qu’ran and Hadith literally, they’re bigoted, too.

It was a fact that there were Muslims under the guidance of Jerusalem Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini who supported Nazism and joined the Nazis because they agreed with the Nazis’ antisemitism and wanted Jews to be eradicated, using Islam and Al Aqsa Mosque as an excuse. It’s a fact that Hamas uses this verse in their charter:

“The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (evidently a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews.” (related by al-Bukhari and Moslem).

You can point to all the great parts of the Qu’ran and Hadith all that you’ll like, but there are very obvious contradictions, and the fact that the highest levels of antisemitism are found in Islamic nations is not just a random coincidence. 

I’m a religious Jew. But I’m not a member of Neutrei Karta or any other extremist Jews. They are Jewish, too. If Jews followed the Torah to the letter, then any break of Shabbat would lead to people being stoned to death. There’s a death penalty in regards to homosexuality. Even Orthodox Judaism sees homosexual acts as equivalent to adultery or even incest, and I think that’s completely abhorrent.

I think circumcision is abhorrent. I think that ritual slaughter is abhorrent. I find the separation of men and women in more Orthodox circles abhorrent. I find the refusal to accept female Rabbis in the more conservative branches of Judaism to be abhorrent. I find the covering-up of paedophilia in Haredi communities to be abhorrent most of all.

So if I can look at Judaism as a whole critically, if I can accept that there are problems with Judaism as a whole despite that being my personal faith, and if I can sit here and say, “I’m a Reform Jew, so I do follow Judaism, but we have literally reformed and updated the faith and cut out what isn’t right today,” then I’m within my rights to treat other faiths the same way, including Islam.

Islam hasn’t reformed. Judaism has reformed. Christianity has reformed. Islam hasn’t. 

And I’ve cited this before, but I’ll do so again.

Whether you like it or not, there’s a big problem with antisemitism in Muslim communities. Those statistics are just in the UK, and those statistics only encompass the people (both Muslim and non-Muslim) that were honest in their antisemitism – because obviously there will be those that won’t be honest for fear of being judged despite how they really feel.

But the thing is, I don’t generalise. I make a point not to generalise. There are very clearly issues in Muslim communities and we have to address those. Pretending that they don’t exist is dishonest. Pretending that there aren’t Imams teaching antisemitism is dishonest. That doesn’t mean that every single Muslim is an awful antisemite. Of course it doesn’t. That would be ridiculous, and the presumption would be bigoted.

For example, I’m absolutely positive that your interpretation of Islam is fairly close to my interpretation of Judaism. You’ll just get on with your faith, you’ll ignore and discard the awful sections, and to you, that’ll be peaceful and have great messages. I totally understand that. I totally support that. 

The bottom line here is that I wouldn’t criticise Islam if I wasn’t prepared to criticise my own faith. I’m not a hypocrite. That’s not the kind of person that I am.

The fact is, whether fellow religious people like it or not, all the ancient religious texts were transcribed and passed around by people. Not just people, but people with all the biases and intolerance prevalent in their particular time period. It’s all in that historical context. Of course there are going to be awful things in there.

But you know what? That isn’t automatically a bad thing. It’s an understanding of the faith’s history, of the people who were alive then, of the culture surrounding the religious at that time. Where it is a problem is when people alive today, with all of our advancements under our belts, decide to take those ancient religions and follow them to the letter. ISIS is monstrous for that reason, the Neutrei Karta is monstrous for that reason, the Westboro Baptist Church is monstrous for that reason.

Just don’t be so blinded by faith that you’re willing to lie and twist and pretend that criticisms of the faith aren’t justified. Be reasonable. Just shrug your shoulders and say, “Well, yeah, but I don’t follow that.” Because the sooner that a majority is happy to say, “That bit’s outdated, we don’t actually want to do that,” the easier it is to dismiss the people that are clutching at whatever excuse they have to paint a specific group of believers as all evil.

You telling others that awful passages are just “misinterpretations” when they’re pretty clear sounds like a defence of those awful passages. It’s not what you mean, I’m sure of that, but that’s how it sounds to outsiders. And that’s not just true of Islam, it’s true of all faiths. It’s one thing to explain a greater context, but if you just dismiss criticisms outright like that, you’re honestly doing nothing but giving actual bigots ammunition.

That isn’t fair, obviously, the onus shouldn’t be on you, but the world isn’t fair. 

And honestly, I’m not attacking you here. I’m well aware of great Muslims. It’s completely wrong to hate every Muslim or see them as “bad” just because they happen to have a particular faith. I just really need you to open your eyes here, because I think that it’s really damn important.

Mi capisca. Io non sono come un mondo comune. Io ho la mia pazzia, io vivo in un'altra dimensione e non ho tempo per le cose che non hanno anima
—  Charles Bukowski

Third Wheelin’ with Jaha

  • Best friend: What have you been doing the whole time? I mean you never come outside.
  • Me thinking: Well, I've been fucking people off tinder, watched serial killer documentaries, Cry and masturbating while eating pizza, thinking if i should get help for my sex addiction, You know the regular.
  • me saying: Nothing interesting.

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