Country: Libya

Number of People Groups

44

People Groups Unreached

31 (70.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

6,990,000

Population in Unreached

6,167,000 (88.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

2.48%

% Evangelical

0.16%

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 302,000 36,431,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.03 % 6
 Arab, Cyrenaican 1,493,000 1,493,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.03 % 30
 Arab, Egyptian 662,000 71,476,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 8.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Libyan 1,630,000 2,732,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.04 % 33
 Arab, Moroccan 306,000 29,607,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.09 % 0.01 % 6
 Arab, Palestinian 72,000 11,196,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 1.60 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Sudanese 308,000 17,949,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.05 % 6
 Arab, Tunisian 214,000 11,561,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 4
 Arab, Yemeni 131,000 8,031,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Awjilah 2,700 2,700 Awjilah Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedouin, Fezzan 222,000 222,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Bedouin, Kufra 29,000 29,000 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 647,000 647,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 13
 Bedouin, Sirtican 36,000 36,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Berber, Jalo 52,000 52,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Berber, Jofra 34,000 34,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.60 % 0.30 % 1
 Berber, Siwa 1,100 25,000 Siwi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 British 4,300 54,472,000 English Christianity 63.00 % 8.80 % -
 Bulgarian 3,500 6,926,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Croat 21,000 5,313,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 % -
 Deaf 35,000 48,824,000 Libyan Sign Language Islam 2.64 % 1
 Filipino, Tagalog 14,000 39,326,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 12.30 % -
 French 8,200 50,956,000 French Christianity 64.00 % 1.00 % -
Ghadames 14,000 14,000 Ghadames Islam 0.05 % 0.02 % 1
 Greek 8,200 10,318,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 2,100 940,265,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.00 % 5.70 % -
 Italian 30,000 38,313,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 % -
 Jabal Nafusah 205,000 205,000 Nafusi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Korean 16,000 81,346,000 Korean Non-Religious 30.00 % 16.80 % -
 Maltese 7,000 614,000 Maltese Christianity 98.00 % 1.30 % -
 Moor 52,000 4,734,000 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
 Muhamasheen, Akhdam 129,000 2,037,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 3
 Punjabi, Western 69,000 108,000 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Romani, Domari 37,000 3,611,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sahrawi 900 624,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Serb 29,000 9,867,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 Sinhalese 17,000 486,000 Sinhala Buddhism 9.00 % 1.20 % -
 Swahili 2,400 1,131,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Tahaggart 22,000 147,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tubu, Teda 2,700 138,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 31,000 65,645,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Zaghawa 9,500 303,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Zuwarah 42,000 42,000 Nafusi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  44 6,990,000         31 2.48 % 0.16 % 132 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 51,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 7,041,000                

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Province 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 7,041,000
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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
Arabic, Algerian Spoken arq 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Hassaniyya mey 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Libyan Spoken ayl 11 11 Unspecified
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
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, 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 Translation Started
Totals: 33 44 31   14 17 25 26 0
Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Libya
  • Christian ministry in Libya
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
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  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Libya Statistics
People Groups 44
Unreached People Groups 31  (70.5%)
Population 6,990,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 6,167,000  (88.2%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 2.5%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 132
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 629,000
Persecution Ranking 4 (1=Highest) Open Doors


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