Albanians (Albanian: Shqiptarët) are defined as an ethnic group native to Balkans who reside in Albania and neighboring countries such as Kosovo, Former Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Serbia and Montenegro. more
Albanoi or Albani (Ancient Greek: Ἀλβανοί) are assumed to have been an Illyrian tribe whose first historical account appears in a work of Ptolemy in addition to a town called Albanopolis (Ἀλβανόπολις) located east of the Ionian sea, in modern-day Albania.Ptolemy’s mention in 150 AD places them in the Roman province of Macedon, specifically in Epirus Nova, almost 300 years after the Roman conquest of the region
Arbër was one of the names for Albanian during the Middle Ages under the Principality of Arbëria.
morThe Arbëreshë are an ethnic and linguistic Albanian minority community living in southern Italy, especially the regions of Apulia, Basilicata, Molise, Calabria and Sicily. more.
Arbanon was another term for Arbër
The Arbanasi, or Albanians of Zara (Albanian: Arbëreshët e Zarës) are a community in the Zadar region, Croatia, of Albanian origin, who traditionally speak a dialect of Gheg Albanian.Their name means Albanians in Croatian and is the toponymy of the first Arbanasi settlement in the region, which today is a suburb of Zadar. The Arbanasi are also found in Bulgaria, settled in the village with the same name.
Arnaut (Ottoman Turkish: آرناﺌود) is a Turkish term used to denote Albanians. In modern Turkish the term is used as Arnavut (pl. Arnavutlar).
Arvanites (Greek: Αρβανίτες, Arvanitika: Arbëreshë or Αρbε̰ρεσ̈ε̰) are a population group in Greece who traditionally speak Arvanitika, a dialect of the Albanian language. Some settled in Greece as early as the 12th Centry and were the dominant population element of some regions of the Peloponnese and Attica until the 19th century while some are regarded as indeginous to the Modern Greece. more
Cham Albanians, or Chams (Albanian: Çamë, Greek: Τσάμηδες Tsámidhes), are a sub-group of Albanians who originally resided in the region of Epirus in northwestern Greece, an area known among Albanians as Chameria (Çameria). The Chams have their own peculiar cultural identity with many specifically Cham elements.
The Chaonians (Albanian: Kaonët, Greek: Χάονες, Chaones) were an ancient tribe that inhabited the region of Epirus located in the north-west of modern Greece and southern Albania.more
The Dardani ( Albanian: Dardanët, Ancient Greek: Δαρδάνιοι, Δάρδανοι; Latin: Dardani), or Dardanians (Δαρδανίωνες) was a Thracio-Illyrian tribe that occupied the region of Dardania, today’s Kosovo, North-Western Macedonia and parts of Northern Albania. more
Epiriotes were an Indo-European tribe of Pelasgian origin, kinfolk to the Illyrians in the north, that lived in Epirus, modern day southern Albania and northwest Greece. In the Middle Ages, Albanians were also known as Epiriotes.
Kosovar is the term used for an ethic Albanian who either resides or you descended from the region of Kosovo
The Macedonians (Albanian: Maqedonas, Greek: Μακεδόνες, Makedónes) were an ancient Thracio-Illyrian tribe that lived on the alluvial plain around the rivers Haliacmon and lower Axios in the northeastern part of the Greek peninsula. Just like the term “Epiriotes”, Macedonian also described Albanians.
The Illyrians (Albanian: Ilirët, Ancient Greek: Ἰλλυριοί, Illyrioi; Latin: Illyrii or Illyri) were a group of Indo-European tribes in antiquity who descended from the Pelasgians and survived directly by the modern day Albanians, who inhabited part of the western Balkans and the south-eastern coasts of the Italian peninsula (Messapia).
The name Pelasgians (/pəˈlæzdʒiənz, –dʒənz, –ɡiənz/; Albanian:Pellazgët, Greek: Πελασγοί, Pelasgoí; singular: Πελασγός, Pelasgós) was used by some ancient Greek writers to refer to populations that either were the ancestors of the Balkan people and the Ancient Greeks or preceded the Greeks in Greece, “a hold-all term for any ancient and indigenous people in the Greek world” and direct forefathers of the Albanians people.
Souliotes (Albanian: Suliotët, Greek: Σουλιώτες, also spelled Souliots or Suliots) were a warlike Cham Albanian community of the Christian Orthodox faith from the area of Souli, in modern northwestern Greece, who became famous for playing a prominent role in the Greek War of Independence starting in 1821, under leaders such as Markos Botsaris and Kitsos Tzavelas.
Shqip(ë)tar (plural: Shqip(ë)tarët, feminine: Shqip(ë)tare) is an Albanian language ethnonym (autonym), by which Albanians call themselves. They call their country Shqipëria. During the Middle Ages, the Albanians called their country Arbëri or Arbëni and referred to themselves as Arbëresh or Arbënesh. As early as the 17th century the placename Shqipëria and the ethnic demonym Shqiptarë gradually replaced Arbëria and Arbëresh.
The Stratioti or Stradioti (Italian: Stradioti or Stradiotti; Greek: Στρατιώτες, Stratiotes; were mercenary units from the Balkans, mostly Albanians from the various Balkan parts, recruited mainly by states of southern and central Europe from the 15th until the middle of the 18th century.
Rumeli was the term used by the Ottoman Empire for the people of the Balkans, to mean from the “Land of Rome”.
The Thracians (/ˈθreɪʃənz/; Ancient Greek: Θρᾷκες Thrāikes, Latin: Thraci, Albanian:Trakët) were a group of Indo-European tribes of Pelasgian origin who inhabiting a large area in Southeastern Europe. They were bordered by the Scythians to the north, the Celts and the Illyrians to the west, the Ancient Greeks to the south and the Black Sea to the east.