Country: Liberia

Number of People Groups

39

People Groups Unreached

5 (12.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

5,266,000

Population in Unreached

599,000 (11.4%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

40.02%

% Evangelical

11.68%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.6%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Akan 98,000 5,636,000 Akan Christianity 83.00 % 10.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 63,000 193,960,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.90 % -
 Americo-Liberian 134,000 134,000 Liberian English Christianity 93.00 % 26.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 63,000 7,253,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Bandi 153,000 167,000 Bandi Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Bassa 740,000 749,000 Bassa Christianity 68.00 % 19.69 % -
Dan, Da 274,000 1,984,000 Dan Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 % -
 Deaf 53,000 48,824,000 American Sign Language Ethnic Religions 41.43 % -
Dewoin 18,000 18,000 Dewoin Islam 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Ewe 3,600 6,337,000 Ewe Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 % -
 French 3,100 50,956,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
Gbii 12,000 12,000 Gbii Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 % -
 Glaro-Twabo, Krahn 8,400 15,000 Glaro-Twabo Christianity 55.00 % 7.50 % -
Glio, Oubi 7,600 13,000 Glio-Oubi Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 6.00 % -
 Gola 181,000 197,000 Gola Islam 2.00 % 0.82 % 4
Grebo, Barclayville 51,000 51,000 Grebo, Barclayville Christianity 60.00 % 13.00 % -
Grebo, Fopo-Bua 20,000 20,000 Grebo, Northern Christianity 65.00 % 12.00 % -
Grebo, Gbeapo 31,000 31,000 Grebo, Northern Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 % -
Grebo, Gboloo 122,000 122,000 Grebo, Gboloo Ethnic Religions 44.00 % 7.50 % -
Grebo, Globo 57,000 57,000 Grebo, Central Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 % -
Grebo, Northern 102,000 102,000 Grebo, Northern Christianity 65.00 % 14.00 % -
Grebo, Seaside 119,000 198,000 Grebo, Southern Christianity 75.00 % 13.00 % -
 Kissi, Southern 210,000 348,000 Kisi, Southern Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kpelle, Liberia 878,000 926,000 Kpelle, Liberia Ethnic Religions 38.00 % 24.61 % -
Krahn, Eastern 102,000 115,000 Krahn, Eastern Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 % -
 Krahn, Western 103,000 127,000 Krahn, Western Ethnic Religions 19.00 % 3.50 % -
Kru 397,000 445,000 Klao Christianity 81.00 % 17.00 % -
Krumen, Tepo 5,700 61,000 Krumen, Tepo Christianity 80.00 % 7.50 % -
Kuwaa, Belle 28,000 28,000 Kuwaa Christianity 65.00 % 7.50 % -
 Loma, Loghoma 306,000 306,000 Loma Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Maan 349,000 461,000 Maan Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 2.00 % -
 Maninka, Eastern 73,000 4,201,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Maninka, Konyanka 53,000 695,000 Maninka, Konyanka Islam 0.30 % 0.01 % 1
 Manya, Mandingo 98,000 185,000 Manya Islam 0.03 % 0.02 % 2
 Mende 43,000 2,582,000 Mende Islam 10.00 % 1.00 % -
Sapo, Bush Kru 68,000 68,000 Sapo Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 % -
Tajuasohn 20,000 20,000 Tajuasohn Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.00 % -
 Vai 194,000 218,000 Vai Islam 0.70 % 0.23 % 4
 Yoruba 25,000 38,792,000 Yoruba Christianity 58.00 % 14.00 % -
  Totals:  39 5,266,000         5 40.02 % 11.68 % 12 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 39,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 5,305,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Bomi 116,000
Bong 467,000
Gbapolu 119,000
Grand Bassa 320,000
Grand Cape Mount 183,000
Grand Gedeh 179,000
Grand Kru 81,000
Lofa 384,000
Margibi 284,000
Maryland 193,000
Montserrado 1,627,000
Nimba 665,000
River Cess 94,000
River Gee 95,000
Sinoe 149,000
Provinces:  15 4,956,000
UN Country Population 5,305,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Akan aka 1 0 Complete Bible
American Sign Language ase 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Bandi bza 1 0 New Testament
Bassa bsq 1 0 Complete Bible
Dan dnj 1 0 New Testament
Dewoin dee 1 0 Translation Started
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Ewe ewe 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Gbii ggb 1 0 Bible Portions
Glaro-Twabo glr 1 0 Translation Started
Glio-Oubi oub 1 0 Translation Started
Gola gol 1 1 New Testament
Grebo, Barclayville gry 1 0 Translation Started
Grebo, Central grv 1 0 Translation Started
Grebo, Gboloo gec 1 0 Translation Started
Grebo, Northern gbo 3 0 New Testament
Grebo, Southern grj 1 0 Translation Started
Kisi, Southern kss 1 0 Complete Bible
Klao klu 1 0 Complete Bible
Kpelle, Liberia xpe 1 0 Complete Bible
Krahn, Eastern kqo 1 0 New Testament
Krahn, Western krw 1 0 New Testament
Krumen, Tepo ted 1 0 New Testament
Kuwaa blh 1 0 New Testament
Liberian English lir 1 0 Bible Portions
Loma lom 1 0 New Testament
Maan mev 1 0 New Testament
Maninka, Konyanka mku 1 1 Bible Portions
Maninkakan, Eastern emk 1 1 New Testament
Manya mzj 1 1 Bible Portions
Mende men 1 0 Complete Bible
Sapo krn 1 0 Bible Portions
Tajuasohn tja 1 0 Translation Started
Vai vai 1 1 New Testament
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 37 39 5   10 24 24 36 0
Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Liberia
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  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Liberia Statistics
People Groups 39
Unreached People Groups 5  (12.8%)
Population 5,266,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.5%
Population in Unreached 599,000  (11.4%)
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Percent Christian Adherent 40.0%
Percent Evangelical 11.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 12
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 51%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window No
Country Code LI
Official Language(s) English
Literacy Rate 48%
Estimated Illiterate Population 2,738,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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