Albanians, indigenous in kosovo?
Serbs and Greeks claim Albanians have their origin in Azerbaijan, only because there was an ancient land called Albania there. What Serbs/Greeks dont know is that the Word Albania is a proto-european word wich means "White Alps" in Latin. We dont call ourself "Albanians" but Shqiptar, earlier we called ourself "Arbėreshė"
"Alba, a Gaelic name for Scotland, may be related to the Greek name of Britain Albion, Latinized as Albania during the High Medieval period, and later passed into Middle English as Albany."
Serbs claim Albanians are intruders to Kosovo. Well lets see what facts have to say about this.
"Not long after these barbarian invaders swept through the Balkans, the Slavs appeared. Between the 6th and 8th centuries they settled in Illyrian territories and proceeded to assimilate Illyrian tribes in much of what is now Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia. The tribes of southern Illyria, however--including modern Albania--averted assimilation and preserved their native tongue."
"In the course of several centuries, under the impact of Roman, Byzantine, and Slavic cultures, the tribes of southern Illyria underwent a transformation, and a transition occurred from the old Illyrian population to a new Albanian one."
"As a consequence, from the 8th to the 11th century, the name Illyria gradually gave way to the name, first mentioned in the 2nd century AD by the geographer Ptolemy of Alexandria, of the Albanoi tribe, which inhabited what is now central Albania. From a single tribe the name spread to include the rest of the country as Arbri and, finally, Albania. The genesis of Albanian nationality apparently occurred at this time as the Albanian people became aware that they shared a common territory, name, language, and cultural heritage."
Nationbuilding in the Balkans
"What it suggests is that the Kosovo region, together with at least part of
northern Albania, was the crucial focus of two distinct but interlinked ethnic histories: the
survival of the Albanians, and the emergence of the Romanians and Vlachs."
Noel Malcolm - Origins: Serbs, Albanians and Vlachs
Kosovo, Origins: Serbs, Albanians and Vlachs - Noel Malcolm