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Albanian, Kosovars in Denmark

Albanian, Kosovars

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,300 Albanian, Gheg Islam 5.00 % 1.00 %   

Albanian, Kosovars in Denmark

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Introduction / History
The Albanians are believed to be descendants of the Illyrians, who were the original inhabitants of the western Balkan Peninsula. In the sixth century, migrating Slavs began to settle on Illyrian territory and pushed the Illyrians into what is present-day Albania.

The Albanians are divided into two major groups, the Gheg and the Tosk, according to which Albanian dialect they speak. The two dialects differ slightly in vocabulary and pronunciation. In the 1950s it was decided that the Tosk dialect would be used in all Albanian publications, since it was the one most widely spoken in Albania.

In addition to differences in dialect, the Gheg and the Tosk also have many social differences. The Gheg are a very stern and courageous people while the Tosk are known to be friendly, lively, and talkative.

The collapse of the communist regime in 1991 brought on numerous traumatic and rapid changes in Albania, leaving the people with an identity crisis. The people were shocked to discover that they had been reduced to poverty. Hurt, angry, and confused, they are now struggling to find their identity in a country that is considered to be Europe's poorest and least developed. Some have decided to move to Western European countries like Denmark to make a better living.

Where are they located?
Most Gheg Albanians live in Albania, but some have managed to find better opportunities in countries in Western Europe.

What are their lives like?
Though Albanians in Western Europe are noted for criminal activity, most of them work blue collar jobs in assembly lines and the like. The ones who make the headlines are those who are involved with organized crime, and they give Albanians a bad name.

About one in ten people in Denmark are Albanians, and about three-fourths of these were born outside of Denmark.

What are their beliefs?
Centuries ago, many Albanians were converted to Islam by the Ottoman Turks. However, they practiced a type of "folk Islam," which embraced occult practices such as praying to the dead, seeking cures for sickness, and praying for protection from spirits and curses.

What are their needs?
The Albanians in Denmark need advanced language skills and educational opportunities so they can thrive in Denmark's highly advanced economy.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will grant His wisdom and favor to mission agencies that are currently focusing on the Gheg Albanians in Denmark.
* Pray that Bibles will be effectively distributed to Albanians in Denmark, and they will have a strong spiritual impact on the people.
* Ask God to use the small number of Gheg believers to share Christ's love with their own people. Pray that these believers will walk in a way worthy of the Lord, so they can draw others to Him.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to birth a cascading discipleship movement among the Albanians for God's glory.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11880/DA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11880/KV
https://www.stormfront.org/forum/t618732/
http://www.ambasadat.gov.al/denmark/en/superb-manifestation-albanians-denmark-100th-anniversary-independence-05122012
http://www.worldatlas.com/articles/ethnic-groups-living-in-denmark.html

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Country: Denmark
Continent: Europe
Region: Western Europe
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Albanian, Kosovars
People Name General: Albanian, Gheg
Alternate People Names:
Albanian Chamurian
GhegGheg Speaking
KosovarScutari
ROP3 Code: 103338
Joshua Project People ID: 11880
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,300
Population all Countries: 3,500,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Albanian
People Name General: Albanian, Gheg
Ethnic Code: CEW13
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Albanian, Gheg (1,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): aln    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam80.00 % 
Non-Religious15.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1866-1978
New Testament:
1869-1990
Complete Bible: 2011
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFathers Love Letter
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Albanian, Gheg
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Albanian Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Interconfessional New Testament
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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