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What’s with this “Wren” thing?
The oldest extant version of the fable
are presenting here appeared in 1913 in the first volume of a two-volume anthology
Saxon folktales (Plattdeutsche
Volksmärchen “Low German Folktales”)
collected by Wilhelm Wisser (1843–1935). Read
Gonxha Bojaxhiu (1910–
better known as “Mother
Theresa,” is arguably the world’s
best-know native speaker of
She originated from
Ottoman Kosovo’s Uskup, now
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
Albanian makes up its own branch of the Indo-European family tree. Many regard
it as being derived from the extinct Illyrian language.
Albanian is generally
considered a single language, although some of its varieties are not mutually
intelligible. There are two main dialect groups. Gheg (Gegërishte) is used
in northern Albania, also in the regions of Former Yugoslavia that are populated
by Albanians. The other main group is Tosk (Toskërishte), which
is used in southern Albania. Closely related to Tosk are the Albanian (Arbëreshë) dialects of Sicily, Calabria and other parts of Southern Italy, also the Arvanite
(Arbëríshte) dialects of Greece and small parts of Turkey.
the official language of
Albania, is primarily based on Tosk dialects.
Albanian is used
in many other countries as well, such as in Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom,
Canada, Australia, Egypt, Ukraine and the Scandinavian countries.