He referred to them as "Albanoi" having taken part in a revolt against the Byzantine Empire in 1043 and to the "Arbanitai" as subjects of the Duke of Dyrrachium (modern Durrës).
While the exonym Albania for the general region inhabited by the Albanians does have connotations to Classical Antiquity, the Albanian language employs a different ethnonym, with modern Albanians referring to themselves as Shqip(ë)tarë and to their country as Shqipëria.
It divides the world into seventy-two languages and three religious categories: Orthodox, half-believers (i.e. The Albanians find their place among the nations of half-believers.
If the dating of Grujic is accepted, which is based primarily upon the contents of the text as a whole, this would be the earliest written document referring to the Albanians as a people or language group.
It can be seen that there are various languages on earth.
Of them, there are five Orthodox languages: Bulgarian, Greek, Syrian, Iberian (Georgian) and Russian.
In Western countries, a large and influential Albanian population exists in the United States formed from continuous emigration dating back to the 19th century.
The term is also legally used to refer to citizens of the Republic of Albania.
A large Albanian population lives in Greece, Italy, the Republic of Macedonia, with smaller Albanian populations located in Serbia and Montenegro.
After the fall of Progon Dynasty in 1216, the principality came under Grigor Kamona and Gulam of Albania. Around 1230 the two main centers of Albanian settlements, one around Devoll river in what is now central Albania, A major attempt to advance further in direction of Constantinople failed at the Siege of Berat (1280–1281).
A Byzantine counteroffensive soon ensued, which drove the Angevins out of the interior by 1281.