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Identity Problems of the Gorani in Eastern Albania and Kosovo

  • Klaus Steinke

Abstract

Albania is, like all the other countries in the Balkans, multiethnic, multi-denominational, multicultural and, last but not least, multilingual. This fact was unknown (or less known) for a long time. For half a century, the study of the precise ethnic and linguistic situation in Albania was nearly impossible. Human sciences under the former communist regime of Enver Hoxha were directed towards other predominantly ideological themes, and the nation was seen as a reminder of the old bourgeois system, unworthy and useless for research. After the democratic turn at the end of the 1980s, scientific fieldwork was again possible and research into minorities was no longer taboo. Since then, different organizations and scientists have occupied themselves with this long-neglected topic.

Keywords

Ethnic Identity Identity Problem National Minority Linguistic Situation Prespa Lake 
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