Country: Liberia

Number of People Groups

39

People Groups Unreached

5 (12.8%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

4,567,000

Population in Unreached

505,000 (11.1%)

Literacy Rate

57 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

39.9%

% Evangelical

11.12%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Akan, Ashanti, Twi 53,000 4,869,000 Akan Christianity 83.00 % 10.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 55,000 188,908,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.90 %
 Americo-Liberian 137,000 137,000 Liberian English Christianity 93.00 % 26.00 %
 Arab, Lebanese 55,000 11,232,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 %
 Bassa 731,000 738,000 Bassa Christianity 68.00 % 16.00 %
Dan, Da 186,000 1,642,000 Dan Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown American Sign Language Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 14.60 %
Dei 11,000 11,000 Dewoin Islam 15.00 % 4.00 %
 Ewe 27,000 5,497,000 Ewe Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 %
 French 2,700 49,530,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
Gbandi 103,000 103,000 Bandi Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 %
Gbii 8,200 8,200 Gbii Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 %
 Glaro-Twabo, Krahn 5,700 11,000 Glaro-Twabo Christianity 55.00 % 7.50 %
Glio, Oubi 5,100 9,500 Glio-Oubi Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 6.00 %
 Gola 161,000 174,000 Gola Islam 2.00 % 0.82 %
Grebo, Barclayville 3,500 3,500 Grebo, Barclayville Christianity 60.00 % 13.00 %
Grebo, Fopo-Bua 30,000 30,000 Grebo, Northern Christianity 65.00 % 12.00 %
Grebo, Gbeapo 96,000 96,000 Grebo, Northern Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 %
Grebo, Gboloo 82,000 82,000 Grebo, Gboloo Ethnic Religions 44.00 % 7.50 %
Grebo, Globo 39,000 39,000 Grebo, Central Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 %
Grebo, Northeastern 35,000 35,000 Grebo, Northern Christianity 65.00 % 14.00 %
Grebo, Seaside 80,000 149,000 Grebo, Southern Christianity 75.00 % 13.00 %
 Kissi, Southern 141,000 252,000 Kisi, Southern Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 5.00 %
 Kpelle, Liberia 998,000 1,044,000 Kpelle, Liberia Ethnic Religions 38.00 % 20.00 %
Krahn, Eastern 68,000 79,000 Krahn, Eastern Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 %
 Krahn, Western 70,000 90,000 Krahn, Western Ethnic Religions 19.00 % 3.50 %
Kru 268,000 309,000 Klao Christianity 81.00 % 17.00 %
Krumen, Southern 3,900 3,900 Krumen, Tepo Christianity 80.00 % 7.50 %
Kuwaa, Belle 19,000 19,000 Kuwaa Christianity 65.00 % 7.50 %
 Loma 241,000 241,000 Loma Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 %
 Maninka, Eastern 70,000 3,918,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
 Maninka, Konyanka 47,000 309,000 Maninka, Konyanka Islam 0.30 % 0.01 %
 Mano, Mah 396,000 502,000 Mann Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 2.00 %
 Manya, Mandingo 97,000 180,000 Manya Islam 0.03 % 0.02 %
 Mende 29,000 2,050,000 Mende Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 %
Sapo, Bush Kru 46,000 46,000 Sapo Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 %
Tajuasohn 14,000 14,000 Tajuasohn Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.00 %
 Vai 130,000 150,000 Vai Islam 0.70 % 0.23 %
 Yoruba 22,000 35,133,000 Yoruba Christianity 58.00 % 14.00 %
  Totals:  39 4,567,000       5   39.92 % 11.12 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 48,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 4,615,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Akan aka 1 0 Complete
American Sign Language ase 1 0 NT
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Portions
Bandi bza 1 0 NT
Bassa bsq 1 0 Complete
Dan dnj 1 0 NT
Dewoin dee 1 0
English eng 1 0 Complete
Ewe ewe 1 0 Complete
French fra 1 0 Complete
Gbii ggb 1 0
Glaro-Twabo glr 1 0
Glio-Oubi oub 1 0
Gola gol 1 1
Grebo, Barclayville gry 1 0
Grebo, Central grv 1 0
Grebo, Gboloo gec 1 0
Grebo, Northern gbo 3 0 NT
Grebo, Southern grj 1 0
Kisi, Southern kss 1 0 Complete
Klao klu 1 0 Complete
Kpelle, Liberia xpe 1 0 Complete
Krahn, Eastern kqo 1 0 NT
Krahn, Western krw 1 0 NT
Krumen, Tepo ted 1 0 NT
Kuwaa blh 1 0 NT
Liberian English lir 1 0
Loma lom 1 0 NT
Maninka, Konyanka mku 1 1
Maninkakan, Eastern emk 1 1 NT
Mann mev 1 0 NT
Manya mzj 1 1
Mende men 1 0 Complete
Sapo krn 1 0 Portions
Tajuasohn tja 1 0
Vai vai 1 1 NT
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete
Totals: 37 39 5   5 19 22 36 4

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.1 %)
39.9 %
Ethnic Religions
42.3 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
16.6 %
Non-Religious
0.8 %
Other / Small Religions
0.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.9 %
Orthodox
0.3 %
Other Christian
0.6 %
Protestant
43.8 %
Roman Catholic
34.4 %
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 West and Central Africa. 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 West and Central Africa 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 4,567,000
Population in Unreached 505,000  (11.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 12 to 17
Urbanization 49%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code LI
Official National Language English
Literacy Rate 57%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,964,000
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Percent Christian Adherent 39.9%
Percent Evangelical 11.1%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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