The Balkan Egyptians are linked with the Ashkali. They are Sunni Muslims and speak Albanian. As well as speaking the same language in the countries they are in, they also have the same culture and traditions.
The Balkan Egyptians and Ashkalis in the Balkans have only recently been discovered and became a recognized ethnic group in the last decade of the last century. Many fought for Kosovo during the Kosovo War and many became refugees as a result of the war. They side with Albania.
Many Balkan Egyptians live in Western Kosovo. There is no television or radio especially for them and this could be an obstacle to the gospel.
Marriages between Egyptians and Albanians are very rare.
Though spread around the region, the Ashkali live mainly in the central and eastern regions of Kosovo. There are populations in Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
* Pray that gospel television and radio programs be made for them.
* Pray that they will come to Jesus Christ through the internet.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Region||Eastern Europe and Eurasia|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Primary Language||Albanian, Tosk (3,700 speakers)|
|Language Code||als Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Albanian, Tosk|
Primary Language: Albanian, Tosk
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1827-2007)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Amazon||National Bible Societies|
|Forum of Bible Agencies||World Bible Finder|
|Gospel Go||World Bibles|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Albanian, Tosk|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible Gateway Scripture|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Albanian Bible|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Interconfessional New Testament|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|