• PEOPLE NAME: ALBANIANS OF CANADA

Affinity Group: European Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples

People Cluster: Albanian

Language: Tosk Albanian - (als)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Canada

Also found in: Belgium; Germany; Greece; Italy; Switzerland; United Kingdom

Population: 26,500

Global Population: 1,174,000


PEID: 43350

ROP: 100222

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Albanians of Canada, numbering 26,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Albanian people cluster within the Eurasian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,174,000 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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