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Arbereshe in Italy

Arbereshe

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
103,000 Albanian, Arbereshe Christianity 83.00 % 0.80 % No No   

Arbereshe in Italy

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Introduction / History
This ethnically Albanian community lives in Italy's southern mountians, especially in Calabria, Apulia, Basilicata, Molise and Sicily.

One author's remembers a visit to the village of Baille, at the top of the mountians above the city of Potenzia: "In the 70s, when I found my grandmother's sister and her husband still alive and living there, the village had just only recieved single strand electricity. The electric service consisted of a few lights bulbs and an open air coffee cafe with a couple of electic light bulbs. The only other commerical enterprise was a stone oven bakery where the village bread was baked. It too was more open air than housed; a couple of half walls made of rubble brick. The houses are small and made from stone with small stone fireplaces. They lived off the land. My family had a small piece of land with olive trees. They traded olives and gathered twigs, wild mushrooms and wild onions. They had a son who worked as an electrician in Naples. He visited on weekends maybe twice a month and helped out financially."

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Country: Italy
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Calabria region: Catanzaro and Reggio di Calabria provinces; Sicily region: Palermo province; Molise region: Campobasso province; possibly in Apulia and Basilicata regions.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
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People Name in Country: Arbereshe
People Name General: Arbereshe
Alternate People Names:
Tosk Albanian
ROP3 Code: 100480
Joshua Project People ID: 10413
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 103,000
Population all Countries: 103,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Albanian
People Name General: Arbereshe
Ethnic Code: CEW13
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Albanian, Arbereshe (103,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): aae    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity83.00 %(Evangelical: 0.80 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious17.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant4.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic86.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1868-1869
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Arbereshe in Italy

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