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Tosk

"Tosk" redirects here. For the Star Trek related usage, see Captive Pursuit.

Tosk
Region

  • Albania
  • Kosovo[a]
  • Greece
  • Prespa in Republic of Macedonia
  • Turkey
Native speakers unknown (3.1 million cited 1989)Template:Infobox language/ref
Language family
Language codes
ISO 639-3 als
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Linguasphere 55-AAA-aca to 55-AAA-ace

Tosk is the southern dialect of the Albanian language. The line of demarcation between Tosk and Gheg (the northern dialect) is the Shkumbin River. Tosk is the basis of the standard Albanian language.

Tosks

Tosk may also refer to the Tosk-speaking Albanian population of southern Albania, subgroups of which include the Myzeqars of Myzeqe, Labs of Labëria and Chams of Çamëria. The Arvanites of Greece and Arbëreshë of Italy are descendants of Tosk-speaking settlers, as are the original inhabitants of Mandritsa in Bulgaria.

Tosk, in its narrowest sense, may be applied to the people of Toskëria, the region to the north of the Vjosë river and south of the Shkumbin river, in the territory of Fier County. However, the name Toskëria itself is often used to name entire Tosk-speaking parts of Albania, in contrast to northern Gegëria.

Numbers

  • R. Macedonia: approximately 3,000 speakers (early 1980s).[1]

See also

References

a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been Template:Numrec out of Template:UNnum United Nations member states.

External links

  • ISO documentation


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