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Type Country
Usage Albanian
Pronounced Pron. shkyee-pə-REE-a
, shkshee-pə-REE-a

Meaning & History

From shqip, the ethnic name of the Albanian people, which is of uncertain origin. It may be a calque of Proto-Slavic slověne meaning "Slavs" (through Albanian shqipoj meaning "to speak clearly") or from Albanian shkabë meaning "eagle". This is the Albanian name for Albania.
Added 6/25/2015 by anonymous
Edited 10/23/2020 by lezginkas, SeaHorse15 and elbowin