Albanian an Indo-European language spoken by the Albanians in the Balkans and the Albanian diaspora in the Americas, Europe and Oceania.[1][4] It comprises an independent branch within the Indo-European languages and is not closely related to any other language in Europe. Gheg and Tosk constitute the major dialects of the Albanian language with Gheg spoken in the north and Tosk spoken in the south of the Shkumbin. Standard Albanian is a standardised form of spoken Albanian based on the Tosk dialect. It is the official language of Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia as well as a minority language of Italy, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia. Centuries-old communities speaking Albanian dialects can be found scattered in Croatia (the Arbanasi), Greece (the Arvanites and some communities in Epirus, Western Macedonia and Western Thrace), Italy (the Arbëreshë immigrants in Italy) as well as in Romania and Ukraine.
(Courtesy of Albanian Language Wikipedia)