Country: Libya

Number of People Groups

42

People Groups Unreached

29 (69.0%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

6,352,000

Population in Unreached

5,723,000 (90.1%)

Literacy Rate

90 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

3.1%

% Evangelical

0.31%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 276,000 35,790,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Cyrenaican 1,612,000 1,612,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 1.80 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Egyptian 507,000 61,168,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 8.00 % 2.00 %
 Arab, Libyan 1,803,000 2,711,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 1.90 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Moroccan 9,900 22,238,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.09 % 0.01 %
 Arab, Palestinian 60,000 11,940,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 1.60 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Sudanese 230,000 19,397,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Tunisian 192,000 10,972,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Yemeni 5,000 7,584,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arabized Blacks 118,000 1,825,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Awjilah 2,000 2,000 Awjilah Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Fezzan 204,000 204,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bedouin, Kufra 27,000 27,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bedouin, Riyah 33,000 33,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Sanusi 611,000 611,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bedouin, Sirtican 33,000 33,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Berber, Jalo 47,000 47,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Berber, Jofra 31,000 31,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.60 % 0.30 %
 British 3,900 51,834,000 English Christianity 63.00 % 8.80 %
 Bulgarian 3,200 7,101,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Croat 20,000 5,239,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Libyan Sign Language Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 11,000 36,602,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 12.30 %
 French 6,600 49,762,000 French Christianity 64.00 % 1.00 %
Ghadames 11,000 11,000 Ghadames Islam 0.05 % 0.02 %
 Greek 6,400 10,713,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 2,000 858,191,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.00 % 5.70 %
 Italian 25,000 37,782,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 %
 Jabal Nafusah 188,000 188,000 Nafusi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Korean 1,000 80,477,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 %
 Maltese 6,500 597,000 Maltese Christianity 98.00 % 1.30 %
 Punjabi 65,000 2,025,000 Punjabi, Eastern Islam 2.40 % 0.60 %
 Romani, Domari 34,000 3,340,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Saharawi 800 638,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Serb 24,000 8,990,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 %
 Sinhalese 13,000 11,132,000 Sinhala Buddhism 9.00 % 1.20 %
 Swahili 2,200 930,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tuareg, Tahaggart 17,000 100,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tubu, Teda 37,000 153,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk 28,000 59,475,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Zaghawa 7,100 269,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Zuwarah 39,000 39,000 Nafusi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  42 6,352,000       29   3.15 % 0.31 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 57,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 6,409,000              
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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
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 Complete Bible
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 1 1
Arabic, Tunisian Spoken aeb 1 1 Bible Portions
Awjilah auj 1 1
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Croatian hrv 1 0 Complete Bible
Domari rmt 1 1
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Ghadames gha 1 1
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Libyan Sign Language lbs 1 1
Maltese mlt 1 0 Complete Bible
Nafusi jbn 2 2
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Sinhala sin 1 0 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tamahaq, Tahaggart thv 1 1 Bible Portions
Tedaga tuq 1 1
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Zaghawa zag 1 1
Totals: 31 42 29   14 16 22 25 14

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.3 %)
3.1 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
96.1 %
Non-Religious
0.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.8 %
Independent
10.4 %
Orthodox
37.9 %
Other Christian
1.2 %
Protestant
7.6 %
Roman Catholic
42.0 %
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 42
Unreached People Groups 29  (69.0%)
Population 6,352,000
Population in Unreached 5,723,000  (90.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 132 to 172
Urbanization 78%
Continent Africa
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code LY
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National Language Arabic, Libyan Spoken
Literacy Rate 90%
Estimated Illiterate Population 635,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 3.1%
Percent Evangelical 0.3%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 11 (1=High to 50=Low OD)


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