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Early Indo-European Texts

Albanian

Brian Joseph, Angelo Costanzo, and Jonathan Slocum

This page contains a text in Albanian with a modern English translation. This particular text and its translation are extracted from a lesson in the Early Indo-European Online series, where one may find detailed information about this text (see the Table of Contents page for Albanian Online in EIEOL), and general information about the Albanian language and its speakers' culture.

Excerpt from the 2008 Constitution of Kosovo

Gjuhė zyrtare nė Republikėn e Kosovės janė Gjuha Shqipe dhe Gjuha Serbe. Gjuha Turke, Boshnjake dhe ajo Rome kanė statusin e gjuhėve zyrtare nė nivel komune ose do tė jenė nė pėrdorim zyrtar nė cilindo nivel nė pajtim me ligj. Flamuri, stema dhe himni janė simbolet shtetėrore tė Republikės sė Kosovės tė cilat pasqyrojnė karakterin shumetnik tė saj. Pamja, mėnyra e pėrdorimit dhe mbrojtja e flamurit dhe tė simboleve tė tjera shtetėrore rregullohen me ligj. Mėnyra e pėrdorimit dhe e mbrojtjes sė simboleve kombėtare rregullohet me ligj. Rendi kushtetues i Republikės sė Kosovės bazohet nė parimet e lirisė, paqes, demokracisė, barazisė, respektimit tė tė drejtave dhe lirive tė njeriut dhe sundimit tė ligjit, mosdiskriminimit, tė drejtės sė pronės, mbrojtjes e mjedisit, drejtėsisė sociale, pluralizmit, ndarjes sė pushtetit shtetėror dhe ekonomisė sė tregut. Republika e Kosovės siguron barazinė gjinore si vlerė themelore pėr zhvillimin demokratik tė shoqėrisė, mundėsi tė barabarta pėr pjesėmarrje tė femrave dhe meshkujve nė jetėn politike, ekonomike, sociale, kulturore dhe nė fushat tė tjera tė jetės shoqėrore.

Translation

The official languages in the Republic of Kosovo are the Albanian language and the Serbian language. The Turkish, Bosnian, and Romani languages have the status of official languages at the municipal level or will be in official use at all levels in accordance with the law. The flag, the seal and the anthem are the state symbols of the Republic of Kosovo, which reflect its multi-ethnic character. The appearance, the manner of use, and the protection of the flag and other state symbols are regulated by law. The manner of use and the protection of the national symbols are regulated by law. The constitutional order of the Republic of Kosovo is based on the principles of freedom, peace, democracy, equality, respect for human rights and freedoms and the rule of law, non-discrimination, the right to property, the protection of environment, social justice, pluralism, separation of state powers, and a market economy. The Republic of Kosovo ensures gender equality as a fundamental value for the democratic development of the society, providing equal opportunities for both female and male participation in the political, economic, social, cultural and other areas of societal life.