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Albanian in Netherlands


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
600 Albanian, Gheg Islam 2.00 % 1.00 %   

Albanian in Netherlands

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Introduction / History
During the widespread influx of refugees from the Syria, there was one ethnic group that had more refugee applications in the Netherlands than they Syrians: Albanians. To the Albanians, there is no difference between being a refugee and moving for economic reasons. Few of them were allowed to settle in the Netherlands.

Where are they located?
Though there are a small number of Albanians in the Netherlands, there are many more in Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, and the United States.

What are their lives like?
Albanians have few job skills that are useful in highly industrialized Holland. The small Albanian community is suffering from violent gangs within their community.

What are their beliefs?
Officially the Albanians are Muslim or Orthodox Christian, but they come from a formerly communist country that was exceptionally hostile to all religions. During the communist era that ended in 1990, Albania was the only officially atheistic country. To this day, Albanians are more secular than Muslims. However, some Albanians are looking to Islam for their identity.

What are their needs?
Albanians need to be trained in job marketable job skills for living in urban Holland.

They can be reached for Christ in this country that allows for religious freedom.

Prayer Points
Pray for Christ's followers to go to the Netherlands and train Albanians in job skills that will make them valuable employees.
Pray for a disciple-making movement among Albanians to spread from the Netherlands back to Albania and beyond.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2017-04-10
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Country: Netherlands
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Albanian
People Name General: Albanian
Alternate People Names:
Gheg SpeakingKosovar
ROP3 Code: 103338
Joshua Project People ID: 11880
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 600
Population all Countries: 5,072,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Albanian
People Name General: Albanian
Ethnic Code: CEW13
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Albanian, Gheg
Language Code (ISO): aln    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Albanian, Tosk (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity2.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam92.00 % 
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:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Albanian, Gheg
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Albanian, Gheg
Text / Printed MatterBible: Albanian, Gheg
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Albanian, Gheg
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Albanian in Netherlands

Global                 Global
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People Cluster
    Albanian     Europe, Western    
      Albanian Netherlands    
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            Albanian in Netherlands          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Albanian, Gheg  
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