Starting Sept. 5, 2014, will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Regional: Countries: Albania Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: Arvanitis Surname
Posted by: heki koka (ID *****3768) Date: August 27, 2010 at 17:57:34
In Reply to: Re: Arvanitis Surname by giannis tzavellas of 876

Hi, i can see that its been a long time and i hope that you've been able to trace your roots and solve the puzzle. the greek gentleman who claims to be of arvanitic origin seems to be confused when he asserts that arvanites have nothing to do with albanians. these claims are preposterous and downright malicious. the name arvanite, arnaut, albanese, albanen means the same thing. the arebresh of italy, croatia, romania, turkey and ukraine all identify with modern day albanians and they speak an albanian dialect. a greek would not understand a single word of arvanitika and i an albanian from kosova would understand pretty much everything.

today its cool to be greek and not albanian as it is the poorest country in europe and known for its infamous mafiosi. so the arvanites of greece (but not those of italy) are an obsequies bunch and are too eager to prove their loyalty to greece rather than their albanian brethren.

arvaniti is to albanian what "italiani" would be to italian. good luck with your quest and if i can be of any more help please feel free to enquire :)

Notify Administrator about this message?
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network