Type Country
Usage Albanian
Pronounced Pron. /ʃci.pə.ˈɾi/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Albanian shqip meaning "Albanian", which is of uncertain origin. It is possibly from shqipe, a variant of shkabë meaning "eagle". It could also be from shqipoj meaning "to say clearly". This is the modern Albanian name for Albania, replacing Arbënia around the 18th century. It is usually written with the definite article suffixed: Shqipëria.

Related Names

Entry added December 14, 2019