Recent Albanian censuses claim that there are only 25,000 Greeks living in the country. The vast majority of Greeks in Albania are confined to the south of the country, which is located just above Epirus in northwestern Greece, as reported by etsimagazin.com.
The Greeks from this area of Albania are called Northern Epirotes and are a recognized minority group by the Albanian State.
In addition, Greek minority groups in Albania have accused the country of not reporting the population of Northern Epirus in the country and have published their own census data.
Their figures show that the minority population numbers in the hundreds of thousands in Albania, a figure disputed by the Albanian government. Due to these restrictive policies, it is estimated that 80% of the Northern Continents have returned to Greece in recent years.