Sicilian in Italy


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

Sicilians are the people who live in the Mediterranean island of Sicily. Sicily is part of Italy. Though they speak Sicilian, Italian is the language of commerce. Sicilian is regarded by UNESCO as a minority language. It contains a lot of other linguistic influences whereas standard Italian is more directly traced to Latin.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Sicilians are known for their generous hospitality and strong families. The idea of being independent from the family, especially as a young, unmarried family member, is anathema. People often live with their parents until they get married, often in their early 30s. This is partly because of the strong family but partly because there is a high unemployment rate among the younger generation.

One of the reasons Sicily’s economy is weak is because of organized crime. Businesses try, often in vain, to not pay protection rackets. Politicians are often corrupt, which makes things difficult for everyone.

Time schedules are fluid; people can’t take opening hours seriously for businesses. Water usage is sporadic since pipes are often not working properly.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Sicilians are dedicated Roman Catholics, though many are secularized. This is a Catholic culture, and even those who don’t find spiritual truth in the church will attend festivals honoring saints.


What Are Their Needs?

The Sicilians need to look to Jesus Christ for true spiritual nourishment. He is the bread of life!


Prayer Points

Pray for Sicilian followers of Christ to disciple others in the ways of Jesus.

Pray for the Sicilian to give God praise for all he has given them and make gratitude an important part of their spiritual lives.

Pray for a Holy Spirit directed revival in Roman Catholic churches in Italy.


Scripture Prayers for the Italian, Sicilian in Italy.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Canadian_people_of_Sicilian_descent

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Canadians

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicilians

http://www.bestofsicily.com/sicilians.htm

https://www.thesmalladventure.com/post/10-sicilian-customs-and-traditions-you-should-know-about


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Italian, Sicilian
People Name in Country Italian, Sicilian
Natural Name Sicilian
Alternate Names Calabrian; Italo-Albanian; Sicilian; Tosk Albanian
Population this Country 4,307,000
Population all Countries 4,308,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 12276
ROP3 Code 104102
ROP25 Code 307500
ROP25 Name Sicilian
Country Italy
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Sicily region: entire island of Sicily, including associated nearby island groups.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Italy
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Sicily region: entire island of Sicily, including associated nearby island groups..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.56 %)
81.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
19.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Sicilian (4,307,000 speakers)
Language Code scn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Sicilian (4,307,000 speakers)
Language Code scn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sicilian

Primary Language:  Sicilian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1860-1861)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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