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Montenegrin in Bosnia-Herzegovina


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,200 Serbian Christianity 70.00 % 0.10 %   

Montenegrin in Bosnia-Herzegovina

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Introduction / History
Ethnic Montenegrins make up almost half of the population of the small Balkan nation of Montenegro. For three centuries the area we now know as Montenegro was under the domination of the Ottoman Empire. In 1878, Montenegro gained its independence from the Turks. Following WWII, Montenegro was one of the six republics of Yugoslavia. The citizens of Montenegro voted to be independent from Serbia in 2006. Compared to other southeastern European nations, Montenegro has done well economically since the fall of communism. Montenegro is a member of NATO and is in process of joining the European Union. Smaller groups of Montenegrins live in Serbia, Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The national language of Montenegro is Montenegrin, a variety of Serbo-Croatian, a south Slavic language. The language is written in both Latin and Cyrillic script. They prefer to use the Latin script. A newly revised Montenegrin Bible became available in 2015.
Montenegrins live in the neighboring countries including Serbia, Albania, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

What are their lives like?
Montenegrins in Bosnia-Herzegovina are living in a peaceful land compared with what they faced in the 1990s. However, the situation can easily change in this part of the world.

What are their beliefs?
The majority of the Montenegrins are members of the Eastern Orthodox Churches. There are also Muslims and non-religious Montenegrins. Most Montenegrins do not attend church services on a regular basis. They are Eastern Orthodox Christians in name only. They are married and buried in the church. Their babies are baptized into the church. Most Montenegrins are more concerned with their economic situation and family than the teachings of the Eastern Orthodox Churches.
Evangelicals have much in common with the Eastern Orthodox Church. Both believe in the inspiration of the Bible and the deity and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Unlike the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox priests can marry. There is no pope in the Eastern Orthodox Churches. A council of bishops makes their important decisions. While evangelicals believe that one is saved by grace alone through faith in Christ, Eastern Orthodox Christians believe one is saved by one's faith and good works.

What are their needs?
Montenegrins must understand that they can have a personal, love relationship with Jesus Christ. Christianity is more than a system of morality or family heritage. Montenegrins need to study their Bible and grow in their faith in Christ.

Prayer Points
Ask the Lord to send loving disciple-makers to the Montenegrins.
Pray for a Christ centered revival to the Eastern Orthodox Churches in Montenegro.
Pray the Holy Spirit leads many to read and study the Montenegrin Bible.
Pray that many would tune into Montenegrin radio programs.


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Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
10/40 Window: No
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People Name in Country: Montenegrin
People Name General: Montenegrin
ROP3 Code: 106775
Joshua Project People ID: 13798
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 7,200
Population all Countries: 364,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Slav, Southern
People Name General: Montenegrin
Ethnic Code: CEW22h
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Serbian
Language Code (ISO): srp    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Montenegrin (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity70.00 %(Evangelical: 0.10 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious30.00 % 
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]   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: 1564-1992
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1804-2015
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Serbian
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
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GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
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Montenegrin in Bosnia-Herzegovina

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