Country: Libya

Number of People Groups

43

People Groups Unreached

30 (69.8%)

Total Population

6,577,000

Unreached Population

5,926,000 (90.1%)

% Professing Christian

3.2%

% Evangelical

0.31 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Progress Scale
Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Akhdam, Arabized Blacks 123,000 1,688,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 286,000 34,085,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Cyrenaican 1,670,000 1,670,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 1.80 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Egyptian 525,000 55,022,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 8.00 % 2.00 %
 Arab, Libyan 1,868,000 2,528,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 1.90 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Moroccan 10,000 16,792,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.09 % 0.01 %
 Arab, Palestinian 62,000 11,769,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 1.60 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Sudanese 239,000 18,929,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Tunisian 199,000 10,820,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Yemeni 5,100 7,134,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Awjilah 3,800 3,800 Awjilah Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Fezzan 211,000 211,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bedouin, Kufra 28,000 28,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bedouin, Riyah 35,000 35,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Sanusi 633,000 633,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bedouin, Sirtican 34,000 34,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Berber, Jalo 49,000 49,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Berber, Jofra 32,000 32,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.60 % 0.30 %
 British 4,100 49,948,000 English Christianity 63.00 % 8.80 %
 Bulgarian 3,300 7,184,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Croat 20,000 5,291,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Libyan Sign Language Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 12,000 36,205,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 12.30 %
 French 6,800 49,054,000 French Christianity 64.00 % 1.00 %
Ghadames 11,000 14,000 Ghadames Islam 0.05 % 0.02 %
 Greek 6,600 10,825,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Gypsy, Domari 40,000 3,365,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 2,000 859,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.00 % 5.70 %
 Italian 26,000 38,240,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 %
 Jabal Nafusah 176,000 176,000 Nafusi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Korean 1,100 78,596,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 %
 Maltese 6,700 600,000 Maltese Christianity 98.00 % 1.30 %
 Punjabi 67,000 2,574,000 Panjabi, Eastern Islam 2.40 % 0.60 %
 Saharawi 900 612,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sawknah 6,300 6,300 Sawknah Islam 0.10 % 0.05 %
 Serb 25,000 10,982,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 %
 Sinhalese 13,000 11,739,000 Sinhala Buddhism 9.00 % 1.20 %
 Swahili 2,300 6,987,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tuareg, Hoggar 19,000 96,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tubu, Teda 38,000 146,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk 29,000 57,158,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Zaghawa 8,000 255,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Zuwarah 40,000 40,000 Nafusi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  43 6,577,000       30   3.15 % 0.31 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 48,000                
  UN Country Population (2015) 6,625,000                

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.3 %)
3.2 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
96.1 %
Non-Religious
0.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.8 %
Independent
10.4 %
Orthodox
37.9 %
Other Christian
1.2 %
Protestant
7.6 %
Roman Catholic
42.0 %
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 groups who live 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 number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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