Dua Lipa

BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards 2016 - Arrivals

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

Date of Birth: 22 August, 1995

Ethnicity: Albanian

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.

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

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Author: wanderer

22 thoughts on “Dua Lipa

  1. after RITA ORA the next star with roots in PRISTINA

    but RITA ORA never had a breakthrough worldwide. Her wealthy parents and especially her rich clubs-owned father spent millions of pounds and jay z spent millions but she became only famous in uk

      1. 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.

        1. 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”.

          1. >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.

          2. @bablah

            Isn’t Islam the first religion in Albania?

            Off topic: Albanian girls are hot IMO.

          3. >Isn’t Islam the first religion in Albania?

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

        1. Only a small portion of Turkey is geographically part of Europe. Turks are not European people at all on average, but those from Istanbul area might be culturally more closer to Western Europeans that to the poor Turkish farmers from the East, at least it’s what a Turkish man I know told me.

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