Albanians in Montenegro
4.91% of Montenegro population (2011) 32,671 Native Albanian speakers
5.27% of Montenegro population (2011)
|Regions with significant populations|
|Albanian (Gheg dialect), Montenegrin|
|Sunni Islam, Catholicism|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Albanians, Arbëreshë people|
Albanians in Montenegro (Serbo-Croatian: Albanci u Crnoj Gori, Albanian: Shqiptarët e Malit të Zi) constitute 4.91% of the county's total population. Albanians of Montenegro are Ghegs who mainly live in South-Eastern Montenegro, in the region commonly known as Malesija as well as in the municipality of Ulcinj (Albanian: Ulqin). The largest city of Albanians in Montenegro is Ulcinj.
In the municipality of Ulcinj, Albanians form the majority of population (70.66%, 2011 census). A large Albanian community also exists in the Tuzi area within the Podgorica municipality (making up part of the ethnographic region known as Malesija). As of 2003,[needs update] there were a total of 9,296 Albanians in Podgorica municipality, 2,300 of which live in Tuzi (the rest living in the rural area around Tuzi, to the north of Lake Skadar). There is also a significant presence of Albanians in parts of Plav (2,719 or 19.7%) and Rožaje (1,008 or 4.44%), as well as in Bar (3,036 or 7.61%), Hoti, Gruda (Grudë), Zatrijebač (Triesh), Koći (Kojë), and Krajina.
The government of Montenegro provides Albanian-language education in the local primary and secondary schools. There are also some university-level courses in Podgorica offered in Albanian. Montenegrin Albanian culture in this region is closely related to the culture of Albanians in Albania, and the city of Shkodër in particular. Their Albanian language dialect is Gheg as of Albanians in Northern Albania. Predominant religions of Albanians in this region are Roman Catholic and Muslim.
History and Politics
- Ded Gjo Luli - (1840–1915) leading nationalists of the Albanian revolt against Turkey.
- Sokol Baci - Albanian leader in the liberation of Malesia from Ottoman rule.
- Baca Kurti Gjokaj - Albanian nationalist
- Mehmet Kraja - prominent Albanian academic and writer.
- Rexhep Qosja - prominent Albanian academic (lives in Kosovo)
- Gjokë Dabaj - scholar and historian
- Mujo Ulqinaku - officer in the Royal Albanian Army and People's Hero of Albania
- Mark Gjonaj - politician Democratic Party for District 80 in the New York State Assembly
- Lek Lulgjuraj - former politician and advocate of Albanian rights in Montenegro.
Science and Academia
- Gjon Buzuku - Albanian Catholic priest who wrote the first known printed book in the Albanian language: Meshari
- Vinçenc Malaj - Albanian Catholic priest,Albanologist.
- Mirash Lucë Gojçaj - Albanian author, writer.
- Nokë Sinishtaj - Albanian writer and poet
- Fran Camaj - Albanian novelist
- Gjelosh Gjokaj - Albanian painter, and graphic artist.
- Anton Gojçaj - Writer and poet,known for his novel "Passio".
- Mark Lucgjonaj - Albanian poet
- Mehmet Kraja - Writer
Music and Entertainment
- Emina Cunmulaj - Albanian-American model
- Malësor Prenkoçaj - Albanian singer
- Afërdita Dreshaj - Albanian-American model
- Hana Cakuli - singer
- Adrian Lulgjuraj - Albanian singer, winner of the Festivali i Këngës 51.
- Nikollë Nikprelaj - Albanian singer
Television and Cinema
- Nickola Shreli - Albanian-American actor
- Victor Gojcaj - Albanian-American actor
- Pjetër Gjoka - actor and People's Artist of Albania
- Pjeter Malota - Albanian actor,martial artist.
- Enver Gjokaj - Albanian-American actor
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- Albanians in Kosovo
- Albanians in the Republic of Macedonia
- Albanians in Central Serbia
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