The Albanian language belongs to the Indo-European family but has its own characteristics, similar to Greek or Armenian, meaning it does not have any direct similarities with other languages in the same family.
There are two dialects in Albania called Gheg and Tosk. A large river called the Shkumbin River flows through the center of the country and divides the two dialects. Albanian is spoken by 7 million people mainly in the Republic of Kosovo, and also in parts of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Greece and Italy.
Albanian borrows some words from Greek and many words from Latin. It was also influenced by Slavic and Germanic tribes.