Egyptian, Balkan in Albania

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People Name: Egyptian, Balkan
Country: Albania
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,900
World Population: 22,300
Primary Language: Albanian, Tosk
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 4.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Albanian
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
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Introduction / History

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.

Where Are they Located?

Though spread around the region, the Ashkali live mainly in the central and eastern regions of Kosovo. There are populations in Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

Prayer Points

Pray that gospel television and radio programs be made for them.
Pray that they will come to Jesus Christ through the internet.

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