Arvanites in Greece

Joshua Project has identified the Arvanites only in Greece





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People Name General Arvanites
People Name in Country Arvanites
Population in Greece 153,000
World Population 153,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Albanian, Arvanite, Arvanitika
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Albanian
People Name General Arvanites
Ethnic Code CEW13
People ID 10443
Country Greece
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Attica (Attiki), Boeotia (Viotia), south Euboea (Evia), and Salamis island (Salamina); Thrace; Peloponiso Peninsula, Arkadia; Athens; northwest Peloponnese and other areas in the Peloponnese; Andros north. Mainly rural. 300 villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Albanian, Arvanitika: Thracean Arvanitika (153,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Albanian, Arvanitika: Thracean Arvanitika 153,000
For Primary Language: Albanian, Arvanitika

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (1827)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
65.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
15.00 %
20.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
15.0 %
70.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
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