(ăl-bāʹnē-ə, -bānʹyə, ôl-). Abbr. Alb. A country of southeast Europe on the Adriatic Sea. Long a warring ground for rulers and peoples ranging from the Romans and Turks to the Serbs and Bulgarians, Albania became a republic in 1925, then a satellite of the U.S.S.R. in 1944. In 1961 the country's leaders broke with the Soviets and developed close economic ties with China, a relationship that deteriorated after the death of Mao Zedong in 1976. Tirana is the capital and the largest city. Population, 2,841,300, Albania.
noun. 1. (native, inhabitant)orang Albania; 2. (language) bahasa Albania.