Arbëreshë - An Albanian Minority in Southern Italy

During the Easter celebrations in 2009, minet met some members of the Arbëresh community in Calabria. In many villages throughout southern Italy and Sicily, this long-established Albanian minority, which counts about 100 000 speakers, was able to preserve its Albanian traditions and its Byzantine liturgy. The history and language of the Arbëreshë is now taught at the University of Cosenza. minet also visited the author Carmine Abate, whose origins lie in the small Arbëresh village Carfizzi, and whose works have introduced his people to the German speaking world.

minet broadcast: 27.04.2009

Topics ethnicity