Country: Liberia

Number of People Groups

39

People Groups Unreached

5 (12.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

5,005,000

Population in Unreached

548,000 (10.9%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

39.9%

% Evangelical

12.57%

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 58,000 5,371,000 Akan Christianity 83.00 % 10.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 60,000 192,805,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.90 % -
 Americo-Liberian 149,000 149,000 Liberian English Christianity 93.00 % 26.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 60,000 7,855,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Bandi 112,000 125,000 Bandi Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Bassa 793,000 802,000 Bassa Christianity 68.00 % 19.69 % -
Dan, Da 201,000 1,826,000 Dan Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 % -
 Deaf 51,000 47,601,000 American Sign Language Ethnic Religions 41.43 % -
Dewoin 12,000 12,000 Dewoin Islam 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Ewe 30,000 6,130,000 Ewe Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 % -
 French 3,000 50,319,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
Gbii 8,900 8,900 Gbii Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 % -
 Glaro-Twabo, Krahn 6,200 13,000 Glaro-Twabo Christianity 55.00 % 7.50 % -
Glio, Oubi 5,500 10,000 Glio-Oubi Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 6.00 % -
 Gola 174,000 190,000 Gola Islam 2.00 % 0.82 % 3
Grebo, Barclayville 3,700 3,700 Grebo, Barclayville Christianity 60.00 % 13.00 % -
Grebo, Fopo-Bua 33,000 33,000 Grebo, Northern Christianity 65.00 % 12.00 % -
Grebo, Gbeapo 104,000 104,000 Grebo, Northern Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 % -
Grebo, Gboloo 89,000 89,000 Grebo, Gboloo Ethnic Religions 44.00 % 7.50 % -
Grebo, Globo 42,000 42,000 Grebo, Central Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 % -
Grebo, Northern 38,000 38,000 Grebo, Northern Christianity 65.00 % 14.00 % -
Grebo, Seaside 87,000 162,000 Grebo, Southern Christianity 75.00 % 13.00 % -
 Kissi, Southern 153,000 286,000 Kisi, Southern Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kpelle, Liberia 1,082,000 1,129,000 Kpelle, Liberia Ethnic Religions 38.00 % 24.61 % -
Krahn, Eastern 74,000 87,000 Krahn, Eastern Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 % -
 Krahn, Western 76,000 99,000 Krahn, Western Ethnic Religions 19.00 % 3.50 % -
Kru 291,000 336,000 Klao Christianity 81.00 % 17.00 % -
Krumen, Southern 4,200 4,200 Krumen, Tepo Christianity 80.00 % 7.50 % -
Kuwaa, Belle 20,000 20,000 Kuwaa Christianity 65.00 % 7.50 % -
 Loma, Loghoma 261,000 261,000 Loma Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Maninka, Eastern 76,000 4,013,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 2
 Maninka, Konyanka 51,000 314,000 Maninka, Konyanka Islam 0.30 % 0.01 % 1
 Mano, Mah 430,000 536,000 Maan Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 2.00 % -
 Manya, Mandingo 105,000 188,000 Manya Islam 0.03 % 0.02 % 2
 Mende 31,000 2,450,000 Mende Islam 10.00 % 1.00 % -
Sapo, Bush Kru 50,000 50,000 Sapo Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 % -
Tajuasohn 15,000 15,000 Tajuasohn Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.00 % -
 Vai 141,000 164,000 Vai Islam 0.70 % 0.23 % 3
 Yoruba 24,000 36,812,000 Yoruba Christianity 58.00 % 14.00 % -
  Totals:  39 5,005,000         5 39.93 % 12.57 % 11 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 53,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 5,058,000                
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Provinces 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 5,058,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,022,000 5,734.7 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,853,000 15,301.8 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 206,239,000 4,120.7 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,756,000 2,292.8 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
5,005,000




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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
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 New Testament
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 Needed
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Ewe ewe 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Gbii ggb 1 0 Translation Started
Glaro-Twabo glr 1 0 Translation Started
Glio-Oubi oub 1 0 Translation Needed
Gola gol 1 1 New Testament
Grebo, Barclayville gry 1 0 Translation Needed
Grebo, Central grv 1 0 Translation Needed
Grebo, Gboloo gec 1 0 New Testament
Grebo, Northern gbo 3 0 New Testament
Grebo, Southern grj 1 0 Translation Needed
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 Translation Started
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 Translation Needed
Mende men 1 0 Complete Bible
Sapo krn 1 0 Bible Portions
Tajuasohn tja 1 0 Translation Needed
Vai vai 1 1 New Testament
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 37 39 5   10 20 22 36 4

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.6 %)
39.9 %
Ethnic Religions
42.6 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
16.4 %
Non-Religious
0.8 %
Other / Small Religions
0.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.7 %
Orthodox
0.3 %
Other Christian
0.6 %
Protestant
43.3 %
Roman Catholic
34.0 %
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.

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Liberia Statistics
People Groups 39
Unreached People Groups 5  (12.8%)
Population 5,005,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.5%
Population in Unreached 548,000  (10.9%)
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Percent Christian Adherent 39.9%
Percent Evangelical 12.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 11
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 2,603,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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