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Albanian, Gheg in Sweden

Albanian, Gheg

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 3.00 % 0.30 %   

Albanian, Gheg in Sweden

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Introduction / History
Since 1990, the crime rate in Albania has soared. Albania's economy is very unstable. Strikes are frequent. The Albanian currency is worthless, and the rate of unemployment is extremely high.

Albania is considered one of the poorest countries in all of Europe. In this situation, many Albanians have fled to other countries like Sweden. The high crime rate in Albania has followed them to Sweden, where ethnic Swedes suspect that Albanians are criminals. Overcoming their negative stereotype has not been easy.

Most Albanians in Sweden came from Kosovo in the 1990s during the Balkan conflict.

Football (soccer) is important for Albanians. They play on many international teams including Sweden's. One organization from the Swedish town of Borlange has a goal of working with the ethnic Albanian people in Sweden to help them integrate into Swedish society. The organization is democratic and non-religious. It has found an opportunity for this integration through soccer.

Where are they located?
The Albanians are probably located in the major cities and in the newer settlements in Sweden's cold north. The also probably live in or near Borlange and Borås.

What are their lives like?
Albanians in Sweden have produced authors, actors, musicians, research engineers, radio producers, and many fine athletes.

What are their beliefs?
The Apostle Andrew obeyed Jesus' command in Matthew 28:19 by going to Illyricum (ancient Albania.) A small remnant of Christians remains. But centuries ago, many Albanians were converted to Islam by the Ottoman Turks. They practiced a type of folk Islam which embraced occult and practices such as praying to the dead, seeking cures for sickness, and praying for protection from spirits and curses.

In 1967, Albania declared itself as "the world's first atheistic state," closing its borders to any influence from the outside world. Since the fall of Communism in that part of the world, there have been efforts to take the gospel to the Albanians. Few, however, are aware of the spiritual needs of Albanians in Sweden.

What are their needs?
The Gheg Albanians in Sweden need Christians to reach out to them with acceptance and love. Believers must exhibit the fruit of the Holy Spirit and win their trust so they can share their Best Friend with these Albanians.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Muslim influence would not win the hearts and minds of the Albanians.
* Pray that Bibles will be effectively distributed to the Gheg Albanians in Sweden and have a strong spiritual impact on the people.
* Pray for the effectiveness of the JESUS Film among Albanians.
* Ask God to raise up prayer teams who will begin breaking up the soil through worship and intercession.
* Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches among the Gheg Albanians in Sweden and in Albania.

References
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/gheg-albanians-in-sweden/
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11880/SW
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albanians_in_Sweden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPptpGF-w4M
http://www.kosovodiaspora.org/football-helped-me-present-a-different-side-of-albanians-to-sweden/

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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-04-05
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Country: Sweden
Continent: Europe
Region: Western Europe
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Albanian, Gheg
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: 5,000
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 (5,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): aln    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 0.30 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam91.00 % 
Non-Religious6.00 % 
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: None Reported
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
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
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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