People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Italian of Europe

People Group Info

Total Population: 3,598,700

ROP3 Code: 104096
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Italian
Language: Italian - (ita)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Italy

Majority Located Where

  Munich, Germany - 830,000

  Greater London, United Kingdom - 49,484

  Berlin, Germany - 34,605

  Greater Manchester, United Kingdom - 2,292

  Tirana, Albania - 185

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Brief Profile

Italian migration is not new to Europe with places often known as Little Italy being found in many metro areas. Over time, as have many other European peoples who migrated to other European countries, some Italian diaspora have assimilated into mainstream European life while others have not.

As a result, Europe is filled with enclaves of Italians who continue to speak Italian at home and maintain their distinct socio-cultural ethnic heritage. These enclaves are found in the more densely populated metro areas where large numbers of Italians still reside. In these enclaves, one can find Italian restuarants and folk to classical music. Music has always played an important role in Italian culture with many of the musical instruments being Italian inventions, including the piano and violin.

Deeply rooted in Roman Catholicism, often Italian ethnic identity is closely related to their religious identity along with their unique Italian-ness. Consequently, although many will claim Roman Catholicism as their religious choice, many also are in name only Roman Catholic.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that Christians will realize that Italians are a distinct ethno-linguistic people groups and that they will seek to share a grace through Jesus Christ.
  • Pray that God will work in the hearts of Italians who are in name only Catholic so that they might have living relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
  • Pray that evangelical Christians with an Italian ancestry background will learn to share the message of Jesus Christ with Italians by using the Italian language.

Other Resources

List of services in Berlin
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Country City Metro Area Name Baseline Population
United KingdomLondonGreater London49,484
United KingdomManchesterGreater Manchester2,292