Arbereshe in Italy

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

Where Are they Located?

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


What Are Their Lives Like?

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."


What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority are of the Latin Catholic rite.


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
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 2
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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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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