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Germany (Vol 5, 2012)
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1 Muslim Populations

The presence of considerable numbers of Muslims in Germany is a relatively new phenomenon, as compared to the UK or France. Since the 1960s, thousands of so-called “Gastarbeiter” (guest workers) were attracted to work in Germany with many of them being Turkish nationals, followed by people from the Balkan region (mainly Yugoslavia and Albania). Therefore, in sum, Islamic life in Germany is very much of a Turkish and also Balkan character. Besides that, there was a continuo…

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Mathias Rohe, “Germany (Vol 5, 2012)”, in: Yearbook of Muslims in Europe Online, Edited by: Oliver Scharbrodt, Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibašić, Jørgen S. Nielsen, Egdūnas Račius. Consulted online on 27 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2018

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