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Are Albanians related to Greeks?

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    Posted: 27-Jun-2015 at 17:28
I can't comment as it's not my general area of expertise ie. linguistic identifications perse. Or Genetics or anthro cultural diffusion etc.

And while no doubt a notable ruler and major famed military commander; and major pain in the Roman and Carthaginian arse..he was not the first of his line hence I cant qualify him as the founder of either the Molossian or Epirus or Macedon dynasties.

And I would presume that an appellation as such; would be either reserved for ...or and more probably because of his military fame. And that certainly might be plausible.

Like him or not he was a remarkable and gifted soldier.

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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Jun-2015 at 23:06
Albanian language belongs to Roman group of languages.Only other Roman language on Balkans is
Valachian=Aromani as they officialy call themselves in official news on TV.Albania&Macedonia& Greece&... share this population.Personally they remind me on "Assirians" more even if they are a lot of mixture with native population.Wink
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What about Romania? It's funny how you compare vlach people with Assirians.  I can give you few groups of ancient balkan population that might be in some way related to them, illyrian, thracian or facial. Another story I have heard as a child from my grandfather was that during Roman Empire veteran soldiers were settled down in balkan and mixed with local people. In a way might hold some water, because we know that soldiers couldn't be farmers so they become shepherds and mercenaries (a lot to discuss about this ) to byzantine, ottoman and normans. Why Assirians and not Hittite? 
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Illyrian, thracian or Dacian sorry my mistake.  
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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Jul-2015 at 23:27
Agree with Hittite also!SmileIllirian was religious name,like many others.Regards Pyrros the Eagle.One head or two?Smile

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