Definition of Arvanite in English:

Arvanite

(also Arvánite)

noun

historical
  • Originally (in the Ottoman Empire (especially among Greek-speakers)): an Albanian (now historical). Subsequently: specifically a member or descendant of an Albanian-speaking people inhabiting parts of Greece, descended from emigrants from Albania in the Middle Ages. Also occasionally: the Albanian dialect of this people; = Arvanitika.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The London Magazine. From (i) French Arvanite.

Pronunciation

Arvanite

/ˈɑːvənʌɪt/