|Reason & Origins
|Many Albanians seem to have a red face
|Derives from an Albanian word for themselves, but can be derog. when used by other people to describe Albanians. Also Shiptar, Shqiptar, and other variations exist.
|A derogatory term employed by Balkan Slavs (Croats, Serbs, Montenegrins and Macedonians) when referring to Albanians. However, its use parallels that of the word "nigger" in the United States. In that Albanians use the word "shiptar" to address/describe one another, while taking insult from its use by non-Albanians. Note: The word "shiptar" is most likely derived from the name of the Albanian language - "Shqiptar".
|Many Albanians seem to have a square head