• PEOPLE NAME: ALBANIANS OF TURKEY

Affinity Group: European Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples

People Cluster: Albanian

Language: Tosk Albanian - (als)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Turkey

Also found in: Albania; Austria; Kosovo; Montenegro; North Macedonia; United States

Population: 67,500

Global Population: 5,147,500


PEID: 24592

ROP: 103338

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Dispersed CP Activity


Overview: The Albanians of Turkey, numbering 67,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Albanian people cluster within the Eurasian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 5,147,500 in 7 countries. Their primary language is Tosk Albanian. The primary religion practiced by the Albanians is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.


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