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Egyptian, Balkan in Kosovo



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
12,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 2.00 % 0.20 %   

Egyptian, Balkan in Kosovo

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Introduction / History
Contact between Egyptians and the Balkan peoples began in the 12th century BC when Egypt was a great empire. The Egyptians, who were in the iron age, found iron deposits in the Balkan region. That began the contact between two peoples that have since blended and changed considerably through the centuries.

The Balkan Egyptians are closely associated with the Ashkali people. Some have associated them with the Roma Gypsies, though they would disagree. They are Sunni Muslims who speak Albanian. As well as speaking the same language in the countries they are in, they also have the same culture and traditions. The Balkan Egyptians and Ashkalis in the Balkans have only recently been discovered and became a recognized ethnic group in the last decade of the 20th century.

Where are they located?
Though spread around the region, they live mainly in the central and eastern regions of Kosovo. There are populations in Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.

What are their lives like?
Many fought for Kosovo during the Kosovo War and many became refugees as a result of the war. They sided with Albania. Today they face prejudice and rejection by some of the people groups around them.

What are their beliefs?
This is a Sunni Muslim people group.

What are their needs?
The Balkan Egyptians need acceptance among the peoples around them so they can live productive lives free from prejudice. They also need to understand from the heart that God values them as His children, and He wants them to become part of His family.

Prayer Points
* Pray that gospel television and radio programs be made for them.
* Pray that they will come to Jesus Christ through the Internet.
* Pray that there will soon be a Disciple-Making movement among the Balkan Egyptians that will spread to other people groups.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/20677/MK
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/20676/MK
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashkali_and_Balkan_Egyptians
https://www.coe.int/t/dg4/education/ibp/source/FS_1_10.5.pdf
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/232803106_History_of_Balkan_Egyptians
https://maysarathustra.wordpress.com/all-articles/the-bewildering-case-of-balkan-egyptians/
http://home.uchicago.edu/vfriedm/Articles/Edit008Friedman01.pdf

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Country: Kosovo
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: Egyptian, Balkan
People Name General: Egyptian, Balkan
Alternate People Names:
Ashkali
ROP3 Code: 117066
Joshua Project People ID: 20676
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 12,000
Population all Countries: 22,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Albanian
People Name General: Egyptian, Balkan
Ethnic Code: CEW13
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Albanian, Tosk (12,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): als    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity2.00 %(Evangelical: 0.20 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam98.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
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: 1824-1914
New Testament:
1827-2007Audio
Complete Bible: 1993
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Albanian, Tosk
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Albanian Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Interconfessional New Testament
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Egyptian, Balkan in Kosovo

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