• PEOPLE CLUSTER: ALBANIAN


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 21

Population: 7,023,500

Unreached people groups: 20

UPG population: 6,919,500

Unengaged UPGs: 9

UUPG population: 995,500

Number of countries: 14


Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples

Overview: Albanians are a nation and ethnic group native to Albania and neighboring countries. They speak the Albanian language. More than half of all Albanians live in Albania and Kosovo. Albanians suffered until 1990 under one of the most repressive Communist regimes in Europe. All religions were banned. By the time the Communist government fell, the number of evangelicals had dwindled nearly to zero. Since then, mission activity both in Albania and Kosovo has seen significant response.

  -- Patrick Johnstone, The Future of the Global Church, p. 189

Peoples within this cluster: Albanian, Arbereshe; Albanian, Arvanite; Albanian, Gheg; Albanian, Tosk; Aromanian

Countries where they are found: Albania; Austria; Belgium; Canada; Germany; Greece; Italy; Kosovo; Macedonia; Montenegro; Switzerland; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States


People groups: 21

Population: 7,023,500

Unreached people groups: 20

UPG population: 6,919,500

Unengaged UPGs: 9

UUPG population: 995,500

Number of countries: 14