Albanian folk poetry

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The traditional Albanian poetry includes folk Albanian poetry and songs that are part of the Albanian culture.

History[edit]

In 1830 Vuk Karadžić recorded from Dovica Obadović from Đurakovac near Peć 12 Albanian songs and one riddle.[1][2][3]

During the Albanian Renaissance (Rilindja) the oral literature, a rich cultural asset, was used in forming the country's identity.[4] The first collection of Albanian oral literature was that of Austrian consul, and "father of Albanian studies" John Hahn's Albanische Studien.[4] One of the most notable Albanian epic poem is The Highland Lute written by Albanian Catholic friar Gjergj Fishta.

In the 1905–08 period Nikolla Ivanaj published the Shpnesa e Shqypnisë, being one of the first publishers of the Albanian heroic folk songs.[5]

Language[edit]

Serbian words are common in the folk songs of northern Albania (Gheg Albanian), and are lacking in the south (Tosk Albanian), where Slavic words have taken an Albanianized form.[6]

Notable songs[edit]

Examples of these songs are the following:[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Akademija nauka i umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine (1987). Posebna izdanja. p. 174. Retrieved 23 February 2013. filolosku studiju o jeziku albanskih narodnih piisama iz okoline Peci koje je Vuk Karadzic zapisao 1830. godine 
  2. ^ Vladeta Vuković (1988). Život i delo Vuka Karadžića. Akademija nauka i umetnosti Kosova, Odeljenje jezičkih i književnih nauka i umetnosti. p. 103. Retrieved 23 February 2013. Вук ]е, у два маха, 1830. године, сакупио 12 албанских на- родних песама (или фрагмената песама)'и 1 загонетку 
  3. ^ Dobrašinović, Golub (1970), Сабрана дела Вука Караџића. 18, О Црној Гори. Разни списи (in Serbian), Belgrade: Prosveta, OCLC 491892238 
  4. ^ a b Cornis-Pope & Neubauer 2007, p. 336.
  5. ^ Neziri, Zeqirja. "RAPSODËT E RUGOVËS DHE TEORIA E EPOSIT". Radio Kosova e lire. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Memoirs of the American Folk-lore Society. 44. American Folk-lore Society. 1954. pp. 146–148. 
  7. ^ Elsie, Robert. "Oral Literature Oral verse". Archived from the original on 13 September 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 

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