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Albanian Gospel Resources
A special welcome to all visitors of Albanian heritage! This page contains
links to Bibles, stories and websites written in Albanian which tell about Jesus
and His love for the Albanian people.
Many followers of Jesus are praying that God will bless the Albanian people,
and some of the links on this page have information to help them learn more about the Albanian language and culture.
Thank you for visiting. May the grace and peace of God be yours today!
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Albanian Publications About Jesus
The Four Spiritual Laws explains God's plan of salvation in Albanian.
||GotQuestions.org answers basic questions about Christianity in many languages including Albanian.
Bibles to read online:
Background Info on the Albanian People
Albanian Bibles to purchase:
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from American Bible Society:
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Albanian New Testament
Albanian Children's Bible
Albania, with a population of over 3.5 million people, is Europe's poorest country. Languages include Albanian (Tosk is the official dialect) and Greek.
More than half of the world's ethnic Albanians live outside of Albania itself. 1.5 million ethnic Albanians are estimated to be living in the U.S., primarily in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Chicago. (Source: SIL Ethnologue)
According to the World Factbook, Albania is 70% Muslim, 20% Albanian Orthodox, and 10% Roman Catholic. All mosques and churches were closed in 1967 and religious observances prohibited; in November 1990, Albania began allowing private religious practice.
Another 1995 estimate says that approximately 42% of the population of Albania was non-religious, 40% Muslim and 18% of the country belonged to a Christian denomination.
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship publishes a portrait of the Albanian people.
AD2000 reports that many mission organizations are working together interdenominationally to share the love of Christ with the Albanian people.
For more on the culture and people of Albania, visit Albania and Albanians in the United States
Information for Churches
Perhaps you've noticed that several Albanian families have moved into your community. Your church would like to get acquainted and find ways to serve your new neighbors. But how can you begin?
Begin by cultivating a loving heart, a listening ear, and the habit of prayer. Look for opportunities to learn about other cultures and develop skills for cross-cultural communication. There are lots of resources on this site, including the article "How to Start a Cross-Cultural Ministry," that can help you prepare to move forward in faith.
The Jesus Film is a great way to share the gospel in the "heart language" of your Albanian neighbors. Campus Crusade for Christ has produced this beautiful film of the gospel of Luke and translated it into over 600 languages, including Albanian. Your church can buy a video for less than $20 and sponsor an "Albanian Night" to show the film and begin a dialogue. Ask Albanian leaders in the community if they would like to see the film and if they'll help you invite other families.
To order the Jesus Film, visit Jesusfilm.org. Or order by phone from Campus Crusade at 1-800-432-1997.
God's Story is an 80-minute video which presents the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The video (and an audio version) are available in Albanian.
The International School of Ministry offers affordable bible training in Albanian . Their course in structured, taught by interdenominational Christian leaders, and available on audio tapes so your church can become a training center.
Learn the Language
If you want to honor your Albanian friends, learn a few phrases in their language.
Here are the best-selling Albanian dictionaries at Amazon.com:
There have been several influxes of Albanian immigrants. Immigration waves happened around 1944 when Albania became a communist country and again in 1967 when religion was outlawed in Albania.
The majority of the Albanian immigrants who came to the United States after 1990 from Albania came to escape the political unrest and instability of their country.
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, 113,661 people in the United States report that they are of Albanian descent. The five states with the highest Albanian populations are New York, Michigan, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Frosina.org offers Albanian cultural information and resources for immigrants.
Operation Reveille lists international agencies assisting Albanian refugees, as well as a profile of the Albanian people.
"Secure in God's Hands" is an interesting article published by one group working with Albanian refugees.
Did you know that Mother Teresa was ethnic Albanian? Her family name was Agnes Bojaxhui. "Bojaxhi" in the Albanian language means "painter."