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Of those with full or partial Albanian ancestry and others who have adopted Turkish language, culture and identity their number is estimated at 1,300,000–5,000,000 many whom do not speak Albanian.) are a nation and ethnic group native to Albania, Kosovo, Western Macedonia, Southern Serbia, Southern Montenegro and Northwestern Greece who share a common culture and ancestry and speak the Albanian language as a native tongue.The term is also legally used to refer to citizens of the Republic of Albania.During the 17th and 18th century, Albanians in large numbers converted to Islam, often to escape higher taxes levied on Christian subjects as well as a plethora of other reasons including ecclesiastical decay, Albania gained its independence in 1912, and from 1945 to 1992 Albanians lived under a communist government.Albanians within Yugoslavia underwent periods of discrimination and eventual self-determination that concluded with the breakup of that state in the early 1990s culminating with Albanians living in new countries and Kosovo.The term for a people located in the area of Albania is first encountered in the works of Byzantine historian Michael Attaliates.
After the fall of Progon Dynasty in 1216, the principality came under Grigor Kamona and Gulam of Albania. Around 1230 the two main centers of Albanian settlements, one around Devoll river in what is now central Albania, A major attempt to advance further in direction of Constantinople failed at the Siege of Berat (1280–1281).A large Albanian population lives in Greece, Italy, the Republic of Macedonia, with smaller Albanian populations located in Serbia and Montenegro.Albanians produced many prominent figures such as Skanderbeg, leader of the medieval Albanian resistance to the Ottoman conquest, and others during the Albanian National Awakening seeking self-determination.In Western countries, a large and influential Albanian population exists in the United States formed from continuous emigration dating back to the 19th century.Other Albanians populations due to emigration between the 19th and 21st centuries are located in Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Greece and Romania. The most common native ethnonym is "Shqiptar", plural "Shqiptarë"; the name "Albanians" (Byzantine Greek: Albanoi/Arbanitai/Arbanites; Latin: Albanenses/Arbanenses) was used in medieval documents, that gradually entered European languages from which other similar derivative names emerged.