Albanian in Netherlands

Main Language
Largest Religion
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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 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.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-04-10
People Name General Albanian
People Name in Country Albanian
Population this Country 600
Population all Countries 5,419,000
Total Countries 21
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names 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

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Primary Language Albanian, Gheg
Language Code aln   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Albanian, Tosk
Primary Language Albanian, Gheg
Language Code aln   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Albanian, Tosk
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 No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Albanian, Gheg
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
General Got Questions Ministry
General Walk with the Prophets and meet the Messiah
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Albanian Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Interconfessional New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
92.00 %
6.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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