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Albanian epic poetry

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Albanian epic poetry

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The traditional Albanian epic poetry includes folk Albanian poetry and songs that are part of the Albanian culture.


In 1830 Vuk Karadžić recorded from Dovica Obadović from Đurakovac near Peć 12 Albanian songs and one riddle.[1][2][3]

In period 1905—1908 Nikolla Ivanaj was publishing a newspaper Shpnesa e Shqypnisë and was one of the first publishers of the Albanian heroic epic songs.[4]

Notable songs

Examples of these songs are the following:[5]


  1. ^ Akademija nauka i umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine (1987). Posebna izdanja. p. 174. Retrieved 23 February 2013. filolosku studiju o jeziku albanskih narodnih piisama iz okoline Peci koje je Vuk Karadzic zapisao 1830. godine 
  2. ^ Vladeta Vuković (1988). Život i delo Vuka Karadžića. Akademija nauka i umetnosti Kosova, Odeljenje jezičkih i književnih nauka i umetnosti. p. 103. Retrieved 23 February 2013. Вук ]е, у два маха, 1830. године, сакупио 12 албанских на- родних песама (или фрагмената песама)'и 1 загонетку 
  3. ^ Dobrašinović, Golub (1970), Сабрана дела Вука Караџића. 18, О Црној Гори. Разни списи (in Serbian), Belgrade: Prosveta,  
  4. ^ Neziri, Zeqirja. "RAPSODËT E RUGOVËS DHE TEORIA E EPOSIT". Radio Kosova e lire. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Elsie, Robert. "Oral Literature Oral verse". Archived from the original on 13 September 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
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