Country: Libya

Number of People Groups

43

People Groups Unreached

30 (69.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

6,712,000

Population in Unreached

6,051,000 (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 291,000 32,644,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.03 % 6
 Arab, Cyrenaican 1,694,000 1,694,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.03 % 34
 Arab, Egyptian 533,000 64,198,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 8.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Libyan 1,926,000 2,860,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.04 % 39
 Arab, Palestinian 63,000 11,006,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 1.60 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Sudanese 242,000 19,771,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.05 % 5
 Arab, Tunisian 202,000 11,113,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 4
 Arab, Yemeni 5,200 7,164,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Awjilah 2,500 2,500 Awjilah Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedouin, Fezzan 214,000 214,000 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 35,000 35,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedouin, Sanusi 642,000 642,000 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 1,000 24,000 Siwi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 British 4,100 53,604,000 English Christianity 63.00 % 8.80 % -
 Bulgarian 3,400 6,838,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Croat 21,000 5,253,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 % -
Deaf 34,000 46,963,000 Libyan Sign Language Islam 2.64 % 1
 Filipino, Tagalog 12,000 37,844,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 12.30 % -
 French 6,900 50,163,000 French Christianity 64.00 % 1.00 % -
Ghadames 13,000 13,000 Ghadames Islam 0.05 % 0.02 % 1
 Greek 6,700 10,263,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 2,100 878,504,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.00 % 5.70 % -
 Italian 26,000 38,273,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 % -
 Jabal Nafusah 197,000 197,000 Nafusi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Korean 1,100 80,722,000 Korean Non-Religious 30.00 % 16.80 % -
 Maltese 6,800 604,000 Maltese Christianity 98.00 % 1.30 % -
 Moroccan, Arabic-speaking 10,000 27,716,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.09 % 0.01 % 1
 Muhamasheen, Akhdam 125,000 1,917,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 2
 Punjabi 68,000 2,080,000 Punjabi, Eastern Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 1
 Romani, Domari 35,000 3,462,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Saharawi 900 642,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Serb 25,000 8,274,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 Sinhalese 14,000 420,000 Sinhala Buddhism 9.00 % 1.20 % -
 Swahili 2,300 1,759,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Tahaggart 22,000 110,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tubu, Teda 2,500 125,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 30,000 61,293,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Zaghawa 7,500 279,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Zuwarah 41,000 41,000 Nafusi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  43 6,712,000         30 2.18 % 0.12 % 132 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 65,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 6,777,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   6,712,000 43 30 69.8 % 6,051,000 90.2 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 4,308.2 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 11,232.5 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 2,993.5 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 1,732.5 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
6,712,000
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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
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
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: 32 43 30   16 16 24 25 14

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
34.7 %
Other Christian
0.7 %
Protestant
8.1 %
Roman Catholic
40.3 %
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

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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
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Libya Statistics
People Groups 43
Unreached People Groups 30  (69.8%)
Population 6,712,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 6,051,000  (90.2%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 132
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 2.2%
Percent Evangelical 0.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.2%
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 604,000
Persecution Ranking 4 (1=High to 50=Low OD)

* 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.