Country: Liberia

Number of People Groups

40

People Groups Unreached

5

Total Population

4,379,000

Unreached Population

519,000

% Christian Adherent

36.8%

% Evangelical

9.7 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Akan, Ashanti, Twi 46,000 Akan Christianity 83.0 % 10.0 %
 Akan-Fante 32,000 Akan Christianity 65.0 % 6.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 47,000 English Christianity 79.0 % 28.9 %
 Americo-Liberian 118,000 Liberian English Christianity 93.0 % 26.0 %
 Arab, Lebanese 47,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
 Bassa 434,000 Bassa Christianity 68.0 % 16.0 %
Dan, Da 328,000 Dan E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 4.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 0.0 %
Dei, Dewoin 9,400 Dewoin Christianity 42.0 % 4.0 %
 Ewe 24,000 Ewe Christianity 75.0 % 3.0 %
 French 2,400 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
Gbandi, Bande 154,000 Bandi E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.0 %
Gbii, Gbee 12,000 Gbii E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 8.0 %
 Glaro-Twabo, Krahn 6,900 Glaro-Twabo Christianity 55.0 % 7.5 %
Glio, Oubi 7,600 Glio-Oubi E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 6.0 %
 Gola 216,000 Gola Islam 2.0 % 0.8 %
Grebo, Barclayville 52,000 Grebo, Barclayville Christianity 60.0 % 13.0 %
Grebo, Fopo-Bua 30,000 Grebo, Northern Christianity 65.0 % 12.0 %
Grebo, Gboloo 85,000 Grebo, Gboloo E Ethnic Religions 44.0 % 7.5 %
Grebo, Globo 41,000 Grebo, Central Christianity 59.0 % 8.0 %
Grebo, Nitiabo 34,000 Grebo, Northern Christianity 60.0 % 7.0 %
Grebo, Northern 82,000 Grebo, Northern Christianity 65.0 % 14.0 %
Grebo, Seaside 81,000 Grebo, Southern Christianity 75.0 % 13.0 %
 Kissi, Southern 270,000 Kisi, Southern E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 5.0 %
 Kpelle, Liberia 804,000 Kpelle, Liberia E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 18.0 %
Krahn, Eastern 70,000 Krahn, Eastern Christianity 60.0 % 6.0 %
 Krahn, Western 70,000 Krahn, Western E Ethnic Religions 19.0 % 3.5 %
Kru 280,000 Klao Christianity 81.0 % 17.0 %
Krumen, Southern 4,700 Krumen, Tepo Christianity 80.0 % 7.5 %
Kuwaa, Belle 28,000 Kuwaa Christianity 65.0 % 7.5 %
 Loma, Lorma 206,000 Loma E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 4.0 %
 Maninka, Eastern 60,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 2.0 % 0.3 %
 Maninka, Konyanka 41,000 Maninka, Konyanka Islam 0.3 % 0.0 %
 Mano, Mah 323,000 Mano E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 2.0 %
 Manya, Mandingo 66,000 Manya Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mende 43,000 Mende E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.0 %
Sapo, Bush Kru 48,000 Sapo E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 4.0 %
Tajuasohn 21,000 Tajuasohn E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 3.0 %
 Vai, Vy 137,000 Vai Islam 0.7 % 0.2 %
 Yoruba 19,000 Yoruba Christianity 58.0 % 14.0 %
  Totals:  40 4,379,000 5     36.8 % 9.7 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 9.7 %)
36.8 %
Ethnic Religions
45.3 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
16.7 %
Non-Religious
0.7 %
Other / Small Religions
0.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
19.8 %
Orthodox
0.3 %
Other Christian
0.6 %
Protestant
45.5 %
Roman Catholic
33.8 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Liberia. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Liberia
  • Christian ministry in Liberia
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Liberia or West and Central Africa. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
In West and Central Africa Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Action International Ministries Medium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Friends in Action, International Small
Galcom International Small
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Globe International Medium
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Heart of God Ministries Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
InterComm Small
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Media Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Scripture Union Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Talking Bibles International Small
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large

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