Country: Libya

Number of People Groups

45

People Groups Unreached

32 (71.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

6,821,000

Population in Unreached

6,152,000 (90.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

2.2%

% Evangelical

0.12%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.2%
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 *
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 295,000 33,237,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.03 % 6
 Arab, Cyrenaican 1,667,000 1,667,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.03 % 33
 Arab, Egyptian 540,000 65,726,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 8.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Libyan 1,902,000 2,894,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.04 % 38
 Arab, Palestinian 63,000 10,844,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 1.60 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Sudanese 245,000 20,106,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.05 % 5
 Arab, Tunisian 205,000 11,230,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 4
 Arab, Yemeni 5,300 7,565,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Awjilah 2,600 2,600 Awjilah Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedouin, Fezzan 217,000 217,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Bedouin, Kufra 28,000 28,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bedouin, Riyah 36,000 36,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedouin, Sanusi 651,000 651,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 13
Bedouin, Sirtican 35,000 35,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Berber, Jalo 50,000 50,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Berber, Jofra 33,000 33,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.60 % 0.30 % 1
 Berber, Siwa 1,100 24,000 Siwi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 British 4,200 53,901,000 English Christianity 63.00 % 8.80 % -
 Bulgarian 3,400 6,817,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Croat 21,000 5,299,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 % -
Deaf 34,000 47,601,000 Libyan Sign Language Islam 2.64 % 1
 Filipino, Tagalog 12,000 38,060,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 12.30 % -
 French 7,000 50,319,000 French Christianity 64.00 % 1.00 % -
Ghadames 13,000 13,000 Ghadames Islam 0.05 % 0.02 % 1
 Greek 6,800 10,234,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 2,100 881,849,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.00 % 5.70 % -
 Italian 26,000 38,270,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 % -
 Jabal Nafusah 200,000 200,000 Nafusi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Korean 1,100 80,906,000 Korean Non-Religious 30.00 % 16.80 % -
 Maltese 6,900 610,000 Maltese Christianity 98.00 % 1.30 % -
 Moor 50,000 4,765,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
 Moroccan, Arabic-speaking 11,000 28,047,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.09 % 0.01 % 1
 Muhamasheen, Akhdam 126,000 1,956,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 3
 Punjabi 69,000 2,261,000 Punjabi, Eastern Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 1
 Punjabi, Western 68,000 105,000 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Romani, Domari 36,000 3,505,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Saharawi 900 655,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Serb 25,000 9,999,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 Sinhalese 14,000 424,000 Sinhala Buddhism 9.00 % 1.20 % -
 Swahili 2,300 1,836,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Tahaggart 22,000 113,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tubu, Teda 2,600 129,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 30,000 63,339,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Zaghawa 7,600 285,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Zuwarah 41,000 41,000 Nafusi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  45 6,821,000         32 2.17 % 0.12 % 133 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 50,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 6,871,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Al Butnan 186,000
Al Jabal al Akhdar 235,000
Al Jabal al Gharbi 353,000
Al Jifarah 525,000
Al Jufrah 60,000
Al Kufrah 58,000
Al Marj 216,000
Al Marqab 501,000
Al Wahat 205,000
An Nuqat al Khams 334,000
Az Zawiyah 338,000
Benghazi 778,000
Darnah 189,000
Ghat 28,000
Misratah 639,000
Murzuq 92,000
Nalut 108,000
Sabha 247,000
Surt 225,000
Tripoli 1,235,000
Wadi al Hayat 89,000
Wadi ash Shati' 92,000
Provinces:  22 6,733,000
UN Country Population 6,871,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,022,000 4,207.9 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,853,000 11,227.9 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 206,239,000 3,023.6 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,756,000 1,682.4 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
6,821,000




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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
Arabic, Algerian Spoken arq 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Libyan Spoken ayl 11 11 Bible Portions
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Tunisian Spoken aeb 1 1 New Testament
Awjilah auj 1 1 Unspecified
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Croatian hrv 1 0 Complete Bible
Domari rmt 1 1 Bible Portions
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Ghadames gha 1 1 Translation Needed
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hassaniyya mey 1 1 Bible Portions
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Libyan Sign Language lbs 1 1 Translation Needed
Maltese mlt 1 0 Complete Bible
Nafusi jbn 2 2 Bible Portions
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Punjabi, Western pnb 1 1 New Testament
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Sinhala sin 1 0 Complete Bible
Siwi siz 1 1 Unspecified
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tamahaq, Tahaggart thv 1 1 Bible Portions
Tedaga tuq 1 1 Translation Needed
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Zaghawa zag 1 1 Unspecified
Totals: 34 45 32   16 16 26 27 15

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.1 %)
2.2 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
97.1 %
Non-Religious
0.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
1.1 %
Independent
14.4 %
Orthodox
34.6 %
Other Christian
0.7 %
Protestant
8.1 %
Roman Catholic
40.2 %
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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Libya Statistics
People Groups 45
Unreached People Groups 32  (71.1%)
Population 6,821,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 6,152,000  (90.2%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 2.2%
Percent Evangelical 0.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 133
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 80%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, North and Middle East
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code LY
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardArabic, Libyan Spoken
Literacy Rate 91%
Estimated Illiterate Population 614,000
Persecution Ranking 4 (1=High to 50=Low OD)