Country: Libya

Number of People Groups

42

People Groups Unreached

30

Total Population

6,504,000

Unreached Population

5,861,000

% Christian Adherent

3.2%

% Evangelical

0.3 %

Largest Religion

Islam (96.1%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale *
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Akhdam, Arabized Blacks 120,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 281,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.2 % 0.2 %
 Arab, Cyrenaican 1,678,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 1.8 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Egyptian 515,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 8.0 % 2.0 %
 Arab, Libyan 1,873,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 1.9 % 0.2 %
 Arab, Moroccan 10,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Palestinian 61,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 1.6 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Sudanese 234,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Tunisian 195,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.3 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Yemeni 5,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Awjilah 3,700 Awjilah Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bedouin, Fezzan 207,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bedouin, Kufra 27,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bedouin, Riyah 34,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bedouin, Sanusi 622,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bedouin, Sirtican 34,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Berber, Jalo 48,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Berber, Jofra 32,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.6 % 0.3 %
 British 4,000 English Christianity 63.0 % 8.8 %
 Bulgarian 3,300 Bulgarian Christianity 80.0 % 1.9 %
 Croat 20,000 Croatian Christianity 92.0 % 0.4 %
Deaf Unknown Libyan Sign Language Islam 2.0 % 0.0 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 11,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.0 % 12.3 %
 French 6,700 French Christianity 64.0 % 1.0 %
Ghadames 11,000 Ghadames Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Greek 6,500 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Gypsy, Domari 39,000 Domari Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Italian 25,000 Italian Christianity 83.0 % 1.1 %
 Jabal Nafusah 173,000 Nafusi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Korean 1,000 Korean Christianity 31.0 % 16.8 %
Maltese 6,600 Maltese Christianity 98.0 % 1.3 %
 Punjabi 66,000 Panjabi, Eastern Islam 2.4 % 0.6 %
 Saharawi 800 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Sawknah 6,200 Sawknah Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Serb 24,000 Serbian Christianity 80.0 % 0.6 %
 Sinhalese 13,000 Sinhala Buddhism 9.0 % 1.2 %
 Swahili 2,200 Swahili Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tuareg, Hoggar 19,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tubu, Teda 2,200 Tedaga Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Turk 29,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Zaghawa 7,900 Zaghawa Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Zuwarah 40,000 Nafusi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  42 6,498,000 30     3.2 % 0.3 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.3 %)
3.2 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
96.1 %
Non-Religious
0.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.7 %
Independent
10.4 %
Orthodox
38.0 %
Other Christian
1.3 %
Protestant
7.5 %
Roman Catholic
42.1 %
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

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  • Church planting agencies in Libya
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  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
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  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches


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