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Albanians in Norway

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Albanians in Norway
Shqiptarët në Norvegji
Total population
20,000
Regions with significant populations
Oslo · Sarpsborg
Languages
Norwegian, Albanian
Religion
Islam, Christianity, Irreligious

There are up to 20,000 people from the Albanian ethnicity living in Norway. The majority emigrated from Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia in the last forty years.[1][2][3]

History[edit | edit source]

Albanian immigration toward Norway began in the 1980s and 1990s due to discrimination of Albanians in Yugoslavia the subsequent break up of that country. There are also a group of Albanian immigrants in Norway who were refugees from the Kosovo war.[2] Revenge killings or violence in Albania are also a common sited reason for why Albanians seek protection in Norway.[4]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Nje politikan shqiptar në Norvegji". www.vizionplustv.al.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Skjelbek, Jan (14 April 1999). "REFUGEES-YUGOSLAVIA: Norway Takes in Kosovo Refugees". Inter Press Service.
  3. "Review of ODA reporting of the costs of refugees in donor countries DCD/DAC(2000)22/ADD". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. 1 December 2000. p. 10.
  4. "Albania - UNE". www.une.no. Retrieved 2019-02-12.


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