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January 28 2020

Tag: Sami Frashëri

Sāmī 'bey Frāshërī, Albanian writer, author of a historical-geographical encyclopedia (Qāmūs al-a'lām, 1889-98), of a Turkish-French dictionary, and of a Turkish dictionary. Frashëri's message, "Albania - What it was, what it is, and what will become of it", published in 1899, became the manifesto of the Albanian Renaissance (Rilindja Kombëtare).