Word for the Travel Wise (06/02/06)

Albanian FlagAs some of you may recall, Neil is on his way to distant lands and I can’t say how green with envy I am. Sure, I’m bopping around the U.S. on a walking tour, but nothing thrills me more than coming in contact with a completely different culture and people. Although, I must admit the folks in the Mid-West are certainly groups of their own. Anyhow, one of his destinations appears to be Albania and while I’m not sure how long he’ll be trekking around the country it is my hopes this word comes in handy.

Today’s word is an Albanian word used in Albania:

muaj – month

Albanian is spoken in Albania, Kosovo, Greece, Serbia and Montenegro, and the Republic of Macedonia. It is in its own independent branch of the Indo-European language family with no living close relatives as stated by Wikipedia. Argjiro is a pretty new site with a long way to go, but there are a few things there to help a beginner in the Albanian lang get a foothold. Start with the English-Albanian dictionary. Single-Serving online has an awesome Albanian phrase guide for the tourist with audio files. For history, lessons, and other useful knowledge on the tongue of Albania visit, Albania World.

P.S. Have fun Neil!