Arbereshe in Italy

Joshua Project has identified the Arbereshe only in Italy
Population
102,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

This ethnically Albanian community lives in Italy's southern mountians, especially in Calabria, Apulia, Basilicata, Molise and Sicily.

One author's remembers a visit to the village of Baille, at the top of the mountians above the city of Potenzia: "In the 70's, when I found my grandmother's sister and her husband still alive and living there, the village had just only recieved single strand electricity. The electric service consisted of a few lights bulbs and an open air coffee cafe with a couple of electic light bulbs. The only other commerical enterprise was a stone oven bakery where the village bread was baked. It too was more open air than housed; a couple of half walls made of rubble brick. The houses are small and made from stone with small stone fireplaces. They lived off the land. My family had a small piece of land with olive trees. They traded olives and gathered twigs, wild mushrooms and wild onions. They had a son who worked as an electrician in Naples. He visited on weekends maybe twice a month and helped out financially."


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Arbereshe
People Name in Country Arbereshe
Population in Italy 102,000
World Population 102,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 3
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Tosk Albanian
People ID 10413
ROP3 Code 100480
Country Italy
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Calabria region: Catanzaro and Reggio di Calabria provinces; Sicily region: Palermo province; Molise region: Campobasso province; possibly in Apulia and Basilicata regions.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Italy
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Calabria region: Catanzaro and Reggio di Calabria provinces; Sicily region: Palermo province; Molise region: Campobasso province; possibly in Apulia and Basilicata regions..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Albanian, Arbereshe (102,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: aae   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Albanian, Arbereshe (102,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: aae   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Albanian, Arbereshe

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1868-1869)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
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Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.80 %)
83.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
17.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
4.0 %
Roman Catholic
86.0 %
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