Country: Albania

Number of People Groups

17

People Groups Unreached

5 (29.4%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

2,875,000

Population in Unreached

43,000 (1.5%)

Literacy Rate

97 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

26.2%

% Evangelical

0.43%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Albanian, Gheg 1,200,000 3,484,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 36.00 % 0.40 %
 Albanian, Tosk 1,565,000 2,257,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 17.00 % 0.40 %
 Americans, U.S. 2,100 188,908,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 33.00 %
 Anglo-Canadian 800 17,519,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 10.50 %
 Aromanian 7,300 675,000 Aromanian Christianity 95.00 % 0.80 %
Ashkali 3,000 26,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Albanian Sign Language Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Egyptian, Balkan 3,000 22,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 4.00 % 0.00 %
European, general 6,300 239,000 English Christianity 65.00 % 0.50 %
 Gorani 35,000 56,000 Serbian Islam 5.00 % 0.00 %
 Greek 28,000 10,807,000 Greek Christianity 90.00 % 0.20 %
 Italian 7,800 37,741,000 Italian Christianity 87.00 % 1.10 %
 Macedonian 5,500 1,902,000 Macedonian Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Montenegrin 1,300 356,000 Serbian Christianity 70.00 % 0.14 %
 Romani, Vlax 7,300 1,123,000 Romani, Vlax Islam 25.00 % 6.00 %
 Serb 1,300 7,634,000 Serbian Christianity 69.00 % 0.05 %
 Turk 1,700 58,818,000 Turkish Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  17 2,875,000       5   26.24 % 0.43 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 29,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 2,904,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Albanian Sign Language sqk 1 1
Albanian, Gheg aln 1 0 NT
Albanian, Tosk als 3 2 Complete
Aromanian rup 1 0 Portions
English eng 3 0 Complete
Greek ell 1 0 Complete
Italian ita 1 0 Complete
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 NT
Serbian srp 3 1 Complete
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete
Totals: 11 17 5   9 9 10 9 7

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.4 %)
26.2 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
68.0 %
Non-Religious
5.7 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
1.0 %
Orthodox
44.1 %
Other Christian
2.8 %
Protestant
0.5 %
Roman Catholic
50.4 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Albania. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Albania
  • Christian ministry in Albania
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Albania or Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

In Eastern Europe and Eurasia Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Christian Church of North America - Missions Small
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
Eastern European Outreach Small
Educational Services International Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Galcom International Small
GO International Small
InterComm Small
International Christian Ministries Canada Small
International Street Kids Outreach Ministries Medium
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Medium
Mailbox Club International Small
Navigators, International Missions Group Medium
New Hope International Medium
One Mission Society Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
People International USA Medium
Pioneers Medium
Salvation Army Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large
Albania Statistics
People Groups 17
Unreached People Groups 5  (29.4%)
Population 2,875,000
Population in Unreached 43,000  (1.5%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 5 to 10
Urbanization 56%
Continent Europe
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code AL
Official National Language Albanian, Gheg
Literacy Rate 97%
Estimated Illiterate Population 86,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 26.2%
Percent Evangelical 0.4%
Country Progress Level 2
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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