Word for the Travel Wise (11/29/06)

Albanian FlagWhile I’ve certainly slacked off of giving the Albanian language any real type of love, Neil keeps Albania alive in his Red Corner pieces. If you’ve forgotten he also explored parts of the country earlier this year, so if you missed his good words of knowledge and travel tips perhaps it is time you revisit our Albania category.

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

kujtesë – memory

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.

Past Albanian words: muaj