Published December 8, 2015
Arbëresh, also known natively Arbërisht, Arbërishtja or T'arbrisht, is spoken by some 100,000 individuals, principally the Arbëreshë people of southern Italy. A member of the Albanian dialect continuum, Arbëresh is perhaps the most distinctive from Standard Albanian, containing significant influence from its neighboring Greek and Sicilian languages. It is an example of what sociolinguists call an 'ethnolect'; that is, a language variety associated with a specific cultural or ethnic group. Read more on Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/1NTSWRb.