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List of Albanian countries and regions

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This is a list of Albanian countries and regions throughout history, sometimes called Albanian lands by historians (Albanian: Trojet shqipëtare). It includes countries, states, provinces, regions and territories that have or had in the past one of the following characteristics:

Contents

  • Historical political entities 1
    • Middle Ages 1.1
    • Early Modern 1.2
    • 1912-1944 1.3
    • Since 1944 1.4
  • Present political entities 2
  • References 3
  • See also 4

Historical political entities

Middle Ages

Image Map Name Years Area Notes
Principality of Arbanon 1190–1255 Albania Autonomous principality within the Byzantine Empire and the Despotate of Epirus.
Kingdom of Albania 1272–1368 Albania Dependency of the Kingdom of Sicily.
Lordship of Berat
Muzakaj Principality
1335–1417 Albania
Principality of Valona 1346–1417 Albania
Despotate of Angelokastron and Lepanto 1358–1374 Greece
Despotate of Arta 1358–1416 Greece
Princedom of Albania 1368–1392 Albania
Sanjak of Albania 1385–1466 Albania
Greece
Montenegro
Sanjak of the Ottoman Empire.
Principality of Gjirokastër 1386–1418 Albania
Greece
Principality of Dukagjini 1387–1479 Albania
Kosovo[1]
Principality of Kastrioti 1389–1444 Albania
Venetian Albania 1420–1797 Montenegro Possession of the Venetian Republic.
League of Lezhë 1444–c. 1450 Albania
Republic of Macedonia
Montenegro

Early Modern

Image Map Name Years Area Notes
Pashalik of Scutari 1757–1831 Albania
Kosovo
Montenegro
Republic of Macedonia
Autonomous state of the Ottoman Empire.
Pashalik of Berat 1774–1809 Albania Autonomous state of the Ottoman Empire.
Pashalik of Yanina 1788–1822 Greece
Albania
Autonomous state of the Ottoman Empire.
Scutari Vilayet 1867–1913 Albania
Montenegro
Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire.
Janina Vilayet 1867–1913 Greece
Albania
Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire.
League of Prizren 1877–c. 1881 Albania
Kosovo
Republic of Macedonia
Greece
Serbia
Montenegro
Kosovo Vilayet 1877–1913 Kosovo
Montenegro
Serbia
Albania
Republic of Macedonia
Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire.
Manastir Vilayet 1874–1877
1879–1912
Albania
Republic of Macedonia
Greece
Kosovo
Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire.
League of Peja 1899-1900 Albania
Kosovo
Republic of Macedonia
Greece
Serbia
Montenegro

1912-1944

Image Map Name Years Area Notes
Albania 1912–1914 Albania
Kosovo
Republic of Macedonia
Greece
Serbia
Briefly autonomous under Ottoman Empire (de jure: August 1912–October 1912)
Republic of Central Albania 1913–1914 Albania
Principality of Albania 1914–1917
1920–1925
Albania
Autonomous Albanian Republic of Korçë 1916–1920 Albania Protectorate of France.
Albanian Republic 1917–1920 Albania Protectorate of Italy.
Republic of Mirdita 1921 Albania
Albanian Republic 1925–1928 Albania De facto protectorate of Italy.
Albanian Kingdom 1928–1939 Albania De facto protectorate of Italy.
Albanian Kingdom 1939–1943 Albania
Montenegro
Kosovo
Serbia
Republic of Macedonia
Protectorate and dependency of Italy.
Albanian Kingdom 1943-1944 Albania
Montenegro
Kosovo
Serbia
Republic of Macedonia
Puppet state of Nazi Germany.

Since 1944

Image Map Name Years Area Notes
People's Socialist Republic of Albania 1944–1992 Albania From 1944-1946 it was known as Democratic Government of Albania
and from as 1946-1976 People's Republic of Albania.
Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo 1946–1992 Kosovo Autonomous province of Serbia in Yugoslavia.
Republic of Kosova 1990–2000 Kosovo

Present political entities

This is the list of the current states and regions where Albanians are in absolute or relative ethnic majority, are one of the constitutional or recognized peoples or Albanian language is official:
Image Map Name Years Notes
Republic of Albania 1992- Albanian majority.
Republic of Kosovo 2008- Albanian majority.
Republic of Macedonia 1991- Albanian minority.
Hellenic Republic 1974- Albanian minority.
Republic of Serbia 2006- Albanian minority.
Montenegro 2006- Albanian minority.
Italy 1946- Albanian minority.

References

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See also

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