According to Petar Skok, the Albanian demonym Shkuptar (as in inhabitant of Skopje) changed to Shkiptar, which is still used among Arvanite Albanians in Greece, and later to Shqiptar. IPA ( key): /ʃcip/, /ʃc͡ɕip/ ( Gheg, [c]~ [c͡ɕ] may merge with [t͡ɕ]~ [t͡ʃ] in northern Gheg dialects)Which is the best synonym for Shqip in Albanian?
shqip. in the Albanian language; clear, understandable, comprehensive, unequivocally Synonyms: qartë, kuptueshëmWhen did Shqiperi and Shqiptar become common words in Albania?
The words Shqipëri and Shqiptar are attested from 14th century onward, but it was only at the end of 17th and beginning of the early 18th centuries that the placename Shqipëria and the ethnic demonym Shqiptarë gradually replaced Arbëria and Arbëreshë amongst Albanian speakers.