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"[...]language of their own, but until quite recently they had no alphabet for it, and it was only within the last forty years that a Scotsman, the agent of the British and Foreign Bible Society, endowed them with one, and printed the Scriptures in their tongue. It is this alphabet that the Turks are now trying to suppress by substituting the Arabic, and the Albanians are fighting to maintain. The national dress of the Albanians is a white kilted petticoat coming down to their knees, with a scarlet or purple embroidered vest, and a corresponding sleeveless jacket worn over a white shirt with wide sleeves. The waist is girded with a broad silken band folded many times round the body. Embroidered leggings, corresponding in colour with the jacket, protect the legs, and a red cap, called a fez, with a silken blue tassel, covers the head. So attached are they to their national costume that an attempt made by[...]."
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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507533241
  • 9781507533246