||1,793,911 in Serbia and Montenegro (2000 WCD). Population includes 50,000 in Montenegro. Population total all countries: 2,779,246. Ethnic population: 2,000,000 (1998 Los Angeles Times).
||Kosova. Also spoken in Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia, USA.
||Not intelligible with Tosk Albanian.
||Indo-European, Albanian, Gheg
||Official regional language in Kossovo. Vigorous. Books are published in Gheg. Restrictions on Albanian at Kossovo's university since 1990.
||Newspapers. NT: 1869–1990.
||Speakers are called 'Kossovar'. Muslim, Christian.