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Clarification required on status of Macedonian in Pustec region
Macedonian is official in Pustec and this I see has led to the Macedonian language being used for names of settlements in the region. The article says this but there are no sources in that space. Can someone with better knowledge please clarify whether Macedonian is the official language of the region with twin status to Albanian in all other regions? This would make the linguistic status identical to Switzerland and Belgium even if the area in question is relatively minute. The reason I ask is that I have found no sources to name Macedonian and Albanian (or anything else) as joint official. It is certainly not the case that all of Albania has to learn the Macedonian language in the way Swedish is obligational in Finland, so is it also the case that the people of Pustec will exclusively learn Macedonian without the requirement to speak Albanian? According to road signs and street signs in the area, it is bilingual with Albanian sometimes coming on top. So can anyone throw light on this subject? Thanks. --Oranges Juicy (talk) 12:53, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
Then that article is wrong , and thus not sourced . It is a municipality of just 3200 people that self identify as Macedonians , and they enjoy all the rights a minority enjoys as per E.U guidelines . The name of that municipality was changed in communist times , and some years ago the government changed it back again to how it had been prior to communism ( So it has nothing to do with that region being a special zone or something ) . As for this part of your comment : 'This would make the linguistic status identical to Switzerland and Belgium even if the area in question is relatively minute.' , it is totally a wp:synth and actually not correct . The region is a bilingual one , they enjoy the right of studying both their language and Albanian , and no other name has been changed except from the municipality name for the reason explained above. Gjirokastra15 (talk) 16:34, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply Gjirokastra. This has all now become clear to me. My main focus was whether Pustec should be at its location and since I did not know the full status of Macedonian in Albania, I decided to ask here. What I have discovered is that a number of Macedonian names have achieved official status in Albania though clearly in a primary spelling form that will be compatible with Albanian. That said, if it had been the case that Macedonian were level pegging with Albanian then a Swiss/Belgian model is exactly what you would have had and that is not SYNTH because I wasn't implying it, just asking if that were the case. The situation is exactly as I suspected, the Macedonian community enjoy linguistic privileges and are bilingual as is the major Albanian community of Macedonia. All has been sorted now. --Oranges Juicy (talk) 13:34, 9 February 2015 (UTC)