Albanian, Gheg in Netherlands


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

During the widespread influx of refugees from the Syria, there was one ethnic group that had more refugee applications in the Netherlands than they Syrians: Albanians. To the Albanians, there is no difference between being a refugee and moving for economic reasons. Few of them were allowed to settle in the Netherlands.


Where Are they Located?

Though there are a small number of Albanians in the Netherlands, there are many more in Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, and the United States.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Albanians have few job skills that are useful in highly industrialized Holland. The small Albanian community is suffering from violent gangs within their community.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Officially the Albanians are Muslim or Orthodox Christian, but they come from a formerly communist country that was exceptionally hostile to all religions. During the communist era that ended in 1990, Albania was the only officially atheistic country. To this day, Albanians are more secular than Muslims. However, some Albanians are looking to Islam for their identity.


What Are Their Needs?

Albanians need to be trained in job marketable job skills for living in urban Holland.

They can be reached for Christ in this country that allows for religious freedom.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Albanian, Gheg in Netherlands.

* Pray for Christ's followers to go to the Netherlands and train Albanians in job skills that will make them valuable employees.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement among Albanians to spread from the Netherlands back to Albania and beyond.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albanian_diaspora
http://www.nltimes.nl/2016/03/28/albanians-not-syrians-the-largest-group-seeking-asylum-in-netherlands/
http://streetgangs.com/billboard/viewtopic.php?t=56125


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-04-10
People Name General Albanian, Gheg
People Name in Country Albanian, Gheg
World Population 2,990,000
Total Countries 11
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Albanian, Chamurian, Gheg, Gheg Speaking, Kosovar, Scutari
People ID 11880
ROP3 Code 103338
Country Netherlands
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Netherlands
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Language Albanian, Gheg (600 speakers)
Language Code aln   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Albanian, Gheg (600 speakers)
Language Code aln   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Albanian, Gheg

Primary Language:  Albanian, Gheg

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1866-1978)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1869-1990)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2011)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Albanian, Gheg
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Albanian Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Interconfessional New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
92.00 %
Non-Religious
6.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more