Albanians in Montenegro constitute 4.91% of the county's total population. They mainly live in South-Eastern Montenegro, in the region commonly known as Malesija as well as in the municipality of Ulcinj (Albanian: Ulqin). The largest city of Albanians in Montenegro is Ulcinj.
In the municipality of Ulcinj, Albanians form the majority of population (70.66% according to 2011 census). A large Albanian community also exists in the Tuzi area within the Podgorica municipality (making up part of the cultural region known as Malesija). As of 2003, there were a total of 9,296 Albanians in Podgorica municipality, 2,300 of which live in Tuzi (the rest living in the rural area around Tuzi, to the North of Lake Scadar). There is also a significant presence of Albanians in parts of Plav (2,719 or 19.7%) and Rožaje (1,008 or 4.44%), as well as in Bar (3,036 or 7.61%), Hoti, Gruda, Triesh, Koja e Kuçit, and Krajina.
According to the 2003 Census, 73.37% of Albanians living in Montenegro were Muslim and 26.08% were Roman Catholic.
Albanian outpost in montenegro
The government of Montenegro provides Albanian-language education in the local primary and secondary schools. There are also some university-level courses in Podgorica offered in Albanian. Montenegrin Albanian culture in this region is closely related to the culture of Albanians in Albania, and the city of Shkodër in particular. Their Albanian language dialect is Gheg as of Albanians in Northern Albania. Predominant religions of Albanians in this region are Roman Catholic and Muslim.
Albanians in Montenegro from 1921 to 2011.
Percent of Albanians by municipalities, 1953.
Percent of Albanians by settlements, 1961.
Percent of Albanians by settlements, 1971.
Percent of Albanians by settlements, 1981.
Percent of Albanians by settlements, 1991.
Percent of Albanians by settlements, 2003.
Percent of Albanians by settlements, 2011.