Definition of Albania in US English:


proper noun

  • A republic in southeastern Europe, bordering on the Adriatic Sea; population 2,900,000 (estimated 2015); official language, Albanian; capital, Tirana.

Previously part of the Byzantine and later the Ottoman empires, Albania gained independence in 1912. It became a Stalinist regime under Enver Hoxha after World War II and remained extremely isolationist in policy and outlook until the Communists lost power in 1992