Definition for tirana (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for tirana
More precisely, something about my arrival in Tirana and that meeting at the publishing house.
In Albania, there are two cities where I have written the majority of my work: Gjirokastër, my home city, and Tirana.
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When the Germans were preparing to evacuate Tirana they wanted to destroy the radio station.
We lived in an old house near the railroad station in Tirana.
In opposition to these battalions were the troops of the so-called National Government, that of Tirana.
And why, we may be asked, why should not Tirana be the capital?
The first art school was established in Tirana in the 1930s.
The local libraries are on a much smaller scale than those in Tirana in terms of their total number of volumes.
Quite possibly the local stations simply relay programs from Radio Tirana.
British Dictionary definitions for tirana (1 of 2)
Tiran (Albanian tiˈranə)
British Dictionary definitions for tirana (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for tirana
Medieval Latin name of the country called by its inhabitants Shqipëri (literally "land of eagles," from shqiponje "eagle"), from Medieval Greek Albania, possibly from a pre-IE word *alb "hill" (also proposed as the source of Alps) or from the PIE root *albho- "white" (see alb). Roman Albania was a land by the Caspian Sea (modern Daghestan); in English Albania was occasionally also a name for Scotland.
Culture definitions for tirana
Republic in southeastern Europe on the Adriatic Sea coast of the Balkan Peninsula, bordered by Yugoslavia to the northwest, north, and northeast, Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the southeast and south. Tirana is its capital and largest city.