Country: Libya

Number of People Groups

42

People Groups Unreached

29 (69.0%)

Total Population

6,273,000

Population in Unreached

5,653,000 (90.1%)

% Professing Christian

3.1%

% Evangelical

0.31 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

90 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Akhdam, Arabized Blacks 117,000 1,786,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 273,000 35,206,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Cyrenaican 1,592,000 1,592,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 1.80 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Egyptian 500,000 60,820,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 8.00 % 2.00 %
 Arab, Libyan 1,781,000 2,674,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 1.90 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Moroccan 9,800 21,952,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.09 % 0.01 %
 Arab, Palestinian 59,000 11,737,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 1.60 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Sudanese 227,000 19,063,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Tunisian 190,000 10,856,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Yemeni 4,900 7,413,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Awjilah 2,000 2,000 Awjilah Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Fezzan 201,000 201,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bedouin, Kufra 26,000 26,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bedouin, Riyah 33,000 33,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Sanusi 604,000 604,000 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 51,653,000 English Christianity 63.00 % 8.80 %
 Bulgarian 3,200 7,171,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Croat 19,000 5,283,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Libyan Sign Language Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 11,000 35,943,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 12.30 %
 French 6,500 49,462,000 French Christianity 64.00 % 1.00 %
Ghadames 11,000 11,000 Ghadames Islam 0.05 % 0.02 %
 Greek 6,300 10,778,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Gypsy, Domari 33,000 3,257,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 1,900 854,496,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.00 % 5.70 %
 Italian 25,000 37,093,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 %
 Jabal Nafusah 186,000 186,000 Nafusi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Korean 1,000 80,216,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 %
 Maltese 6,400 596,000 Maltese Christianity 98.00 % 1.30 %
 Punjabi 64,000 2,416,000 Punjabi, Eastern Islam 2.40 % 0.60 %
 Saharawi 800 627,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Serb 23,000 7,732,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 %
 Sinhalese 13,000 11,080,000 Sinhala Buddhism 9.00 % 1.20 %
 Swahili 2,200 909,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tuareg, Hoggar 17,000 97,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tubu, Teda 36,000 149,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk 28,000 59,170,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Zaghawa 7,000 261,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Zuwarah 38,000 38,000 Nafusi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  42 6,273,000       29   3.15 % 0.31 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 57,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 6,330,000              
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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.

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
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Libya Statistics
People Groups 42
Unreached People Groups 29  (69.0%)
Population 6,273,000
Population in Unreached 5,653,000  (90.1%)
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 627,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 3.1%
Percent Evangelical 0.3%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 10 (1=High to 50=Low OD)


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