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A member of an Albanian-speaking people inhabiting parts of southern Italy and Sicily, descended from emigrants from Albania in the Middle Ages.
Of, relating to, or designating the Arbëresh or their language.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From Albanian arbëresh, variant (with rhotacism) of arbënesh from † Arbën Albania + -esh, suffix denoting an inhabitant of a place (cognate with or borrowed from classical Latin -ēnsis).
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.