Dua Lipa

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Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 22 August, 1995

Ethnicity: Albanian, as well as Bosniak

Dua Lipa is a British singer, songwriter, and model. She was born in Westminster, London, England. Her parents, Anesa Rexha and Dukagjin Lipa, are Albanian, originally from Kosovo, where she lived a number of years as a teenager. At sixteen, Dua returned to London to follow her musical career.

Dua’s paternal grandfather is historian Seit Lipa. He was head of the Bosnian Institute of History.

Dua’s maternal grandmother was of Bosniak descent.

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Marriage record of Dua’s parents – https://familysearch.org

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23 Responses

  1. luckystar says:

    Looks Mexican. I think most Albanian singers belongs to the exotic’s side.

  2. lelo4 says:

    Looks like a standard Turkish girl.

  3. andrew says:

    Her and other Albanians from Kosovo should be tagged as Kosovarian.

    • bablah says:

      That’s not a word. Kosovar or Kosovan is however.

      • bablah says:

        Oh, and I think there’s more difference between a Tosk Albanian and Gheg Albanian than between a Gheg Albanian from Kosovo and a Gheg Albanian from Albania.

        • Drea K says:

          You don’t know what you’re talking about. Kosovars are completely different from Gheg Albanians, both linguistically and culturally. Kosovo people speak their own dialect of the Albanian language, which has a slavic accent to it and a lot of Turkish and Arabic words in it due to the Ottoman invasion of that region. Whereas northern Albanians don’t roll their “r’s” kinda like in the English & Irish languages, neither do Tosk Southern Albanians, so I’d say they’re more similar to each other than to the Kosovars. Many Albanians of Albania can’t even understand Kosovars. Plus most Gheg Albanians are Catholic and most Tosks Orthodox, unlike Kosovars who are over 90% Islamic. Kosovars may consider themselves Albanian, but their culture is more Asiatic-Turkish than Albanian due to their Islamic traditions and faith. They’ve also mixed with Turks and consider them “brothers”.

          • bablah says:

            >a lot of Turkish and Arabic words due to the Ottoman invasion of that region

            No, it’s because they weren’t impacted by Enver Hoxha’s nationalist agenda that pushed those words out of Albanian vocabulary in Albania. You think Albania wasn’t under the Ottoman empire? I’ve never heard a Kosovar roll their Rs, but I’m Serbian, maybe my ”R rolling” standards are high.

            >Plus most Gheg Albanians are Catholic and most Tosks Orthodox

            Well, now…are you saying the Albanian census is lying?
            Kosovo Albanians were mostly Roman Catholic till maybe early to mid 19th century, it wasn’t that long ago.

            >Kosovars may consider themselves Albanian, but their culture is more Asiatic-Turkish than Albanian due to their Islamic traditions and faith. They’ve also mixed with Turks and consider them “brothers”.

            Mmmmkay…

            All in all, Kosovo Albanians are one and the same as Malesians, and last time I checked they were Gheg.

          • andrew says:

            @bablah

            Isn’t Islam the first religion in Albania?

            Off topic: Albanian girls are hot IMO.

          • bablah says:

            >Isn’t Islam the first religion in Albania?

            It is. Drea K knows nothing about her country, obviously.

    • madman says:

      The tag “Kosovar” already exists.

  4. Manila says:

    I have found her birth record – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHZ-76HT

    I have also found her parents’ (Dukagjin Lipa and Anesa Rexha) marriage record – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVFM-PY3S

  5. Ardor says:

    Turkish, Albanian, Serbian….Wouldn’t be surprised if it was any of them.

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