Montenegrin in Kosovo

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Introduction / History

Ethnic Montenegrins make up almost half of the population of the small Balkan nation of Montenegro. For three centuries the area we now know as Montenegro was under the domination of the Ottoman Empire. In 1878, Montenegro gained its independence from the Turks. Following WWII, Montenegro was one of the six republics of Yugoslavia. The citizens of Montenegro voted to be independent from Serbia in 2006. Compared to other southeastern European nations, Montenegro has done well economically since the fall of communism. Montenegro is a member of NATO and is in process of joining the European Union. Smaller groups of Montenegrins live in Serbia, Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The national language of Montenegro is Montenegrin, a variety of Serbo-Croatian, a south Slavic language. The language is written in both Latin and Cyrillic script. They prefer to use the Latin script. A newly revised Montenegrin Bible became available in 2015.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Montenegrins have moved out of Kosovo. There is a small number of them there at this time.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority of the Montenegrins are members of the Eastern Orthodox Churches. There are also Muslims and non-religious Montenegrins. Most Montenegrins do not attend church services on a regular basis. They are Eastern Orthodox Christians in name only. They are married and buried in the church. Their babies are baptized into the church. Most Montenegrins are more concerned with their economic situation and family than the teachings of the Eastern Orthodox Churches.
Evangelicals have much in common with the Eastern Orthodox Church. Both believe in the inspiration of the Bible and the deity and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Unlike the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox priests can marry. There is no pope in the Eastern Orthodox Churches. A council of bishops makes their important decisions. While evangelicals believe that one is saved by grace alone through faith in Christ, Eastern Orthodox Christians believe one is saved by one's faith and good works.

What Are Their Needs?

Montenegrins must understand that they can have a personal, love relationship with Jesus Christ. Christianity is more than a system of morality or family heritage. Montenegrins need to study their Bible and grow in their faith in Christ.

Prayer Points

Ask the Lord to send loving disciple-makers to the Montenegrins.
Pray for a Christ centered revival to the Eastern Orthodox Churches in Montenegro.
Pray the Holy Spirit leads many to read and study the Montenegrin Bible.
Pray that many would tune into Montenegrin radio programs.

Scripture Prayers for the Montenegrin in Kosovo.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Montenegrin
People Name in Country Montenegrin
Alternate Names
Population this Country 18,000
Population all Countries 354,000
Total Countries 9
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 13798
ROP3 Code 106775
ROP25 Code 305597
ROP25 Name Montenegrin

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.20 %)
77.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
15.00 %
8.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Serbian (18,000 speakers)
Language Code srp   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Serbian (18,000 speakers)
Language Code srp   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Serbian

Primary Language:  Serbian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1564-1992)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1563-1997)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1804-2015)
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Serbian Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Serbian YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Serbian YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
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