Country: Liberia

Number of People Groups

39

People Groups Unreached

5 (12.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

4,886,000

Population in Unreached

535,000 (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 56,000 5,259,000 Akan Christianity 83.00 % 10.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 58,000 191,659,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.90 % -
 Americo-Liberian 145,000 145,000 Liberian English Christianity 93.00 % 26.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 58,000 8,993,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Bandi 109,000 122,000 Bandi Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Bassa 774,000 782,000 Bassa Christianity 68.00 % 19.69 % -
Dan, Da 197,000 1,781,000 Dan Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 % -
 Deaf 49,000 46,968,000 American Sign Language Ethnic Religions 41.43 % -
Dewoin 12,000 12,000 Dewoin Islam 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Ewe 29,000 5,995,000 Ewe Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 % -
 French 2,900 50,163,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
Gbii 8,600 8,600 Gbii Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 % -
 Glaro-Twabo, Krahn 6,000 12,000 Glaro-Twabo Christianity 55.00 % 7.50 % -
Glio, Oubi 5,400 10,000 Glio-Oubi Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 6.00 % -
 Gola 170,000 185,000 Gola Islam 2.00 % 0.82 % 3
Grebo, Barclayville 3,700 3,700 Grebo, Barclayville Christianity 60.00 % 13.00 % -
Grebo, Fopo-Bua 32,000 32,000 Grebo, Northern Christianity 65.00 % 12.00 % -
Grebo, Gbeapo 102,000 102,000 Grebo, Northern Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 % -
Grebo, Gboloo 87,000 87,000 Grebo, Gboloo Ethnic Religions 44.00 % 7.50 % -
Grebo, Globo 41,000 41,000 Grebo, Central Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 % -
Grebo, Northern 38,000 38,000 Grebo, Northern Christianity 65.00 % 14.00 % -
Grebo, Seaside 85,000 158,000 Grebo, Southern Christianity 75.00 % 13.00 % -
 Kissi, Southern 150,000 280,000 Kisi, Southern Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kpelle, Liberia 1,056,000 1,103,000 Kpelle, Liberia Ethnic Religions 38.00 % 24.61 % -
Krahn, Eastern 73,000 85,000 Krahn, Eastern Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 % -
 Krahn, Western 74,000 96,000 Krahn, Western Ethnic Religions 19.00 % 3.50 % -
Kru 284,000 329,000 Klao Christianity 81.00 % 17.00 % -
Krumen, Southern 4,100 4,100 Krumen, Tepo Christianity 80.00 % 7.50 % -
Kuwaa, Belle 20,000 20,000 Kuwaa Christianity 65.00 % 7.50 % -
 Loma, Loghoma 255,000 255,000 Loma Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Maninka, Eastern 74,000 3,902,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Maninka, Konyanka 50,000 305,000 Maninka, Konyanka Islam 0.30 % 0.01 % 1
 Mano, Mah 420,000 523,000 Maan Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 2.00 % -
 Manya, Mandingo 103,000 183,000 Manya Islam 0.03 % 0.02 % 2
 Mende 30,000 2,399,000 Mende Islam 10.00 % 1.00 % -
Sapo, Bush Kru 49,000 49,000 Sapo Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 % -
Tajuasohn 15,000 15,000 Tajuasohn Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.00 % -
 Vai 138,000 161,000 Vai Islam 0.70 % 0.23 % 3
 Yoruba 23,000 35,896,000 Yoruba Christianity 58.00 % 14.00 % -
  Totals:  39 4,886,000         5 39.93 % 12.57 % 10 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 51,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 4,937,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   4,886,000 39 5 12.8 % 535,000 10.9 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 5,918.3 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 15,430.3 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 4,112.2 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 2,380.0 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
4,886,000
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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 Complete Bible
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 Started
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.

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 Africa, West and Central. 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 Africa, West and Central 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
Liberia Statistics
People Groups 39
Unreached People Groups 5  (12.8%)
Population 4,886,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.5%
Population in Unreached 535,000  (10.9%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 10
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Percent Christian Adherent 39.9%
Percent Evangelical 12.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.6%
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 2,541,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.