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Romani, Greek in Greece

Romani, Greek

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
48,000 Greek Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 %   

Romani, Greek in Greece

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Introduction / History
There are 2 groups of Romani in Greece: the ones travelling and working as merchants and the ones who have settled and live in Romani communities. They speak Romani and Greek and have been in Greece for almost 700 years, originally coming out of India between 900-1100. Although they are officially Greek citizens they are highly discriminated against by the Greek population.

Where are they located?
The Romani who travel usually live in tents or in their vans and often sleep in a different village or city every night. The settled ones mostly live in communities outside of the cities, especially Athens and Thessaloniki. Katerini, Sofades, Larissa and other cities also have big Romani communities.

What are their lives like?
Many Romani communities are located on the outskirts of cities on property that doesn't belong to them. They build houses with what people throw away. Only some of the houses have a bathroom and they often lack the basic infrastructure like clean water, electricity, etc. The bad infrastructure causes many to have bad health conditions. Most Romani have not been to school or have only attended for a short time and therefore the illiteracy rate is quite high. Teenagers often are married at age 13 to15 and at age 18 usually already have several children. Most men drive their trucks through the cities and gather old metal from the trash to resell it for recycling. Sometimes they work in the fields during harvest time. Their income is very low and makes it hard to provide for their big families. Music and dancing plays a big part in the Romani culture.

What are their beliefs?
Most of them are Greek Orthodox according to their papers. Some are Catholics, Mormons and Evangelicals. But there are also still many traditions with worshiping spirits and occult rituals mixed in their culture.

What are their needs?
Education for the children and young people; jobs for the men to provide for their families; teachings on health, education, relationships, the Bible; health (doctors and dentists); basic infrastructure (water, electricity and heating); property and houses that belongs to them.

Prayer Points
* Strength for missionaries who work with the Romani.
* That they will see their value and destiny.
* Community development programs to take place.
* That the small percentage of Romani believers would have an impact in the communities would help break the strongholds.
* That God will rise up young leaders out of the Romani communities.

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Country: Greece
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Romani, Greek
People Name General: Romani, Greek
Alternate People Names:
Gypsy
ROP3 Code: 103481
Joshua Project People ID: 19777
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 48,000
Population all Countries: 48,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Romani
People Name General: Romani, Greek
Ethnic Code: CNN25f
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Language
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Primary Language: Greek
Language Code (ISO): ell    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Romano-Greek (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Orthodox
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity85.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious15.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox50.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
 
(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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1547-1949
New Testament:
1638-1989Audio
Complete Bible: 1840-1994
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Greek
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Filos Pergamos
Text / Printed MatterBible: The Holy Bible in Contemporary Gr ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: The New Testament in Modern Greek ...
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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