Country: Libya

Number of People Groups

44

People Groups Unreached

31 (70.5%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

6,915,000

Population in Unreached

6,102,000 (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
 Greek 8,100 10,384,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 2,100 931,433,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.00 % 5.70 % -
 Italian 30,000 37,639,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 % -
 Jabal Nafusah 203,000 203,000 Nafusi Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Korean 15,000 81,945,000 Korean Non-Religious 30.00 % 16.80 % -
 Maltese 7,000 674,000 Maltese Christianity 98.00 % 1.30 % -
 Moor 51,000 4,827,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
 Muhamasheen, Akhdam 128,000 2,218,000 Arabic, Libyan Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 3
 Punjabi, Western 69,000 110,000 Punjabi, Western Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Romani, Domari 36,000 1,895,000 Domari Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sahrawi 900 477,000 Hassaniyya Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Serb 29,000 8,286,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 Sinhalese 16,000 402,000 Sinhala Buddhism 9.00 % 1.20 % -
 Swahili 2,400 1,208,000 Swahili Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Tahaggart 22,000 153,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tubu, Teda 2,700 149,000 Tedaga Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 31,000 67,389,000 Turkish Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Zaghawa 9,400 325,000 Zaghawa Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Zuwarah 42,000 42,000 Nafusi Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  44 6,915,000         31 2.48 % 0.16 % 131 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 49,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 6,964,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Al Butnan 189,000
Al Jabal al Akhdar 239,000
Al Jabal al Gharbi 358,000
Al Jifarah 534,000
Al Jufrah 61,000
Al Kufrah 59,000
Al Marj 219,000
Al Marqab 509,000
Al Wahat 209,000
An Nuqat al Khams 339,000
Az Zawiyah 343,000
Benghazi 791,000
Darnah 192,000
Ghat 28,000
Misratah 649,000
Murzuq 93,000
Nalut 110,000
Sabha 251,000
Surt 229,000
Tripoli 1,255,000
Wadi al Hayat 91,000
Wadi ash Shati' 93,000
Provinces:  22 6,841,000
UN Country Population 6,964,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Algerian arq 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Egyptian arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Levantine apc 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Libyan ayl 10 10 Unspecified
Arabic, Moroccan ary 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Sudanese apd 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Ta'izzi-Adeni acq 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Tunisian 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 Unspecified
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hassaniyya mey 2 2 New Testament
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   23 21 24 26 22
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  • Church planting agencies in Libya
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  • Relief and development agencies
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  • Christian medical outreaches

Libya Statistics
People Groups 44
Unreached People Groups 31  (70.5%)
Population 6,915,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 6,102,000  (88.2%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 2.5%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 131
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
Literacy Rate 91%
Estimated Illiterate Population 622,000
Persecution Ranking 3 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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