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This is a list of Albanian countries and regions throughout history, sometimes called Albanian lands by historians (Albanian: Trojet shqipëtare). It includes countries, states, provinces, regions and territories that have or had in the past one of the following characteristics:

Historical political entities[edit]

Middle Ages[edit]

Image Map Name Years Area Notes
Principality of Arbër (11th-12th century AD).png Principality of Arbanon 1190–1255 Albania Autonomous principality within the Byzantine Empire and the Despotate of Epirus.
Arms of the Kingdom of Naples.svg Kingdom of Albania.png Kingdom of Albania 1272–1368 Albania Dependency of the Kingdom of Sicily.
Principality of Muzakaj and State of Arianiti 15 century.JPG Lordship of Berat
Muzakaj Principality
1335–1417 Albania
Venice1400.png Principality of Valona 1346–1417 Albania
Flag of the Despotate of Arta.jpg Despotate of angelokastron.jpg Despotate of Angelokastron and Lepanto 1358–1374 Greece
Flag of the Despotate of Arta.jpg Despotate of Arta map.JPG Despotate of Arta 1358–1416 Greece
Flag of Princedom of Albania.jpg Kingdom of Albania in 1368 AD.png Princedom of Albania 1368–1392 Albania
Sanjak of Albania Map 1431.svg Sanjak of Albania 1385–1466 Albania
Greece
Montenegro
Sanjak of the Ottoman Empire.
The Principalities and Despotates of Epirus 1370-1415.jpg Principality of Gjirokastër 1386–1418 Albania
Greece
Principality of Dukagjini, Kastrioti and Princedom of Albania in the 15th century.JPG Principality of Dukagjini 1387–1479 Albania
Gjergj Kastrioti.jpg Principality of Dukagjini, Kastrioti and Princedom of Albania in the 15th century.JPG Principality of Kastrioti 1389–1444 Albania
Perasto.jpg Venezia Montenegro.svg Venetian Albania 1420–1797 Montenegro Possession of the Venetian Republic.
Skanderbeg woodcut.jpg League of Lezha.JPG League of Lezhë 1444–c. 1450 Albania
Republic of Macedonia
Montenegro

Early Modern[edit]

Image Map Name Years Area Notes
Pashalik of Scutari 1757–1831 Albania
Republic of Kosovo
Montenegro
Republic of Macedonia
Autonomous state of the Ottoman Empire.
Pashalik of Berat 1774–1809 Albania Autonomous state of the Ottoman Empire.
Dupré - Ali Pasha.jpg Pashalik of Yanina 1788–1822 Greece
Albania
Autonomous state of the Ottoman Empire.
Scutari Vilayet, Ottoman Empire (1900).png Scutari Vilayet 1867–1913 Albania
Montenegro
Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire.
Ioannina Vilayet, Ottoman Empire (1900).png Janina Vilayet 1867–1913 Greece
Albania
Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire.
Abdyl be Frasheri.jpg Albanski vilajet.png League of Prizren 1877–c. 1881 Albania
Kosovo
Republic of Macedonia
Greece
Serbia
Montenegro
Kosovo Vilayet, Ottoman Empire (1900).png Kosovo Vilayet 1877–1913 Kosovo
Montenegro
Serbia
Albania
Republic of Macedonia
Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire.
Monastir Vilayet, Ottoman Empire (1900).png Manastir Vilayet 1874–1877
1879–1912
Albania
Republic of Macedonia
Greece
Kosovo
Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire.
Ali pasha i Prizrenska liga (1).jpg Albanski vilajet.png League of Peja 1899-1900 Albania
Kosovo
Republic of Macedonia
Greece
Serbia
Montenegro

1912-1944[edit]

Image Map Name Years Area Notes
Ismail Qemali.jpg Albanski vilajet.png Albania 1912–1914 Albania
Kosovo
Republic of Macedonia
Greece
Serbia
Essad Pasha Toptani.jpg Republic of Central Albania 1913–1914 Albania
WilhelmPrinceAlbania.jpg Principality of Albania (1914).svg Principality of Albania 1914–1917
1920–1925
Albania
Maurice Sarrail.jpg 1914 albania en.svg Autonomous Albanian Republic of Korçë 1916–1920 Albania Protectorate of France.
Turhan Pasha.jpg Albanian Republic 1917–1920 Albania Protectorate of Italy.
Gjon Markagjoni.jpg Republic of Mirdita 1921 Albania
Ahmet-Zogu-1895---1961.jpg Albanian Republic 1925–1928 Albania De facto protectorate of Italy.
Ahmet-Zogu-1895---1961.jpg Albanian Kingdom (1935).svg Albanian Kingdom 1928–1939 Albania De facto protectorate of Italy.
Vitorioemanuel.jpg Albanian Kingdom (1939).svg Albanian Kingdom 1939–1943 Albania Protectorate and dependency of Italy.
MehdiFrasheri.jpg Map of Albania during WWII.png Albanian Kingdom 1943-1944 Albania
Montenegro
Kosovo
Serbia
Republic of Macedonia
Puppet state of Nazi Germany.

Since 1944[edit]

Image Map Name Years Area Notes
Albania 1956-1990.svg People's Socialist Republic of Albania 1944–1992 Albania From 1944-1946 it was known as Democratic Government of Albania
and from as 1946-1976 People's Republic of Albania.
Locator map Kosovo in Yugoslavia and Serbia.svg Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo 1946–1992 Kosovo Autonomous province of Serbia in Yugoslavia.
Ibrahim Rugova.jpg Locator map Kosovo in Yugoslavia.svg Republic of Kosova 1990–2000 Kosovo

Present political entities[edit]

This is the list of the current states and regions where Albanians are in absolute or relative ethnic majority, are one of the constitutional or recognized peoples or Albanian language is official:

Image Map Name Years Notes
Coat of arms of Albania.svg Europe-Albania.svg Republic of Albania 1992- Albanian majority.
Coat of arms of Kosovo.svg Europe-Republic of Kosovo.svg Republic of Kosovo 2008- Albanian majority.
AlbaniansOutsideAlbania.png Republic of Macedonia 1991- Albanian minority.
Hellenic Republic 1974- Albanian minority.
Republic of Serbia 2006- Albanian minority.
Montenegro 2006- Albanian minority.
Italian Republic 1946- Albanian minority.

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