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It was presently that newspaper editorials started to disparage the almost common adoption of Muslim and Christian names, suggesting instead that kids be given neutral Albanian names. The region of Gjirokastra didn’t turn out to be majority Muslim till around 1875, and even then most Muslims had been concentrated within the city of Gjirokastra itself. In addition to Catholicism and Sunni Islam, there have been pockets of Orthodox (a few of whom had converted from Catholicism) in Kavajë, Durrës, Upper Reka and some other regions, whereas Bektashis turned established in Kruja, Luma, Bulqiza, Tetova, and Gjakova.
Kopitar gave examples similar to Albanian qiqer ‘chickpea’ from Latin cicer, qytet ‘city, town’ from civitas, peshk ‘fish’ from piscis, and shigjetë ‘arrow’ from sagitta. The hard pronunciations of Latin ⟨c⟩ and ⟨g⟩ are retained as palatal and velar stops in the Albanian loanwords.
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The Italian occupiers additionally gained Muslim Albanian sympathies by causing their working wages to rise. Most of the Bektashi order and its management have been against the Italian occupation and remained an opposition group. Fischer suspects that the Italians finally uninterested in the opposition of the Bektashi Order, and had its head, Nijaz Deda, murdered.