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In addition there are about two million Albanians in Kosovo, about five-hundred thousand in the Republic of Macedonia, and about one-hundred thousand in Montenegro. It is estimated that about one-hundred thousand people from the traditional Italo-Albanian communities in southern Italy can still speak Albanian. Figures for Albanian settlements in Greece are unavailable because the Greek government does not acknowledge the existence of an Albanian minority there. All these figures are estimates and fluctuate because of the extremely high birthrates of Albanians and the high level of emigration from Albania and Kosovo.

In 1871 Muslims staged the biggest revolt since that of Abd al-Qadir thirty-one years earlier. The French responded by tightening control and further restricting the rights of the Algerians. Throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the French continued to expand their influence and land holdings, and by 1914 they had extended their domain to include large tracts of land that were formerly wilderness or the property of Berber tribes. During World War I and again in World War II, Algerians were drafted to fight with the French.

Groetzbach, Erwin. Afghanistan: Eine Geographische Landskunde, 1990. Kakar, Hasan K. Government and Society in Afghanistan: The Reign of Amir ’Abd al Rahman Khan, 1979. Maley, William, ed. Fundamentalism Reborn? Afghanistan and the Taliban, 1998. T HE S TATE OF THE P HYSICAL S OCIAL S CIENCES AND Mousavi, Sayed Askar. The Hazaras of Afghanistan: An Historical, Cultural, Economic and Political Study, 1998. All scholars have left the country, and no higher education or scientific research is available.

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