Arab, Libyan in United Kingdom


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Introduction / History

Since the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, there has been much violence in Libya from factions that want to take power in this oil-rich nation. Libyans have been trying to escape the violence to peaceful lands in Europe such as the UK.

Though many of the British disagree with one another regarding what their policy should be, they are becoming overwhelmed with refugees from volatile parts of the Arab world. This situation will make it difficult to get the Libyans jobs without jeopardizing British people who need work. The situation will also give British believers the chance to tell this important unreached people group about salvation by faith in the savior.


Where Are they Located?

Libyans in the UK usually live in urban centers, especially London.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Libyan men in England enjoy soccer and talking over tea. Women and girls visit one another at home and enjoy family and religious celebrations, where they still remain separate from the men.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Simon of Cyrene, who carried the cross of Jesus, was from Libya, and Cyrenian Jews carried the Gospel back to Libya after Pentecost. Islam replaced Christianity in 624 A.D. There is freedom of religion in the UK, so the Libyans have a chance to hear about the savior whom their North African ancestors once worshipped. Who will tell them about Jesus Christ?


What Are Their Needs?

The Libyans in the UK need to learn the English language and job skills that will be valuable in their new home.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Libyan in United Kingdom.

* Pray that the Libyans arriving in the UK will not only find rest and comfort, but also a hope for the eternal future through the Savior, Jesus Christ.
* Pray for Libyans in the UK to learn of the Prince of Peace and spread His fame throughout England and Libya.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement among Libyans to flourish in the UK.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/13169/SW
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/13169/LY
https://www.internations.org/great-britain-expats/libyans
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/24/libyans-in-uk-warned-about-manchester-radicalisation-for-years
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/13169/LY


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-04-27
People Name General Arab, Libyan
People Name in Country Arab, Libyan
World Population 2,860,000
Total Countries 10
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bedouin; Kharga; Libyan; Libyan Arab; Northwest Egyptian Bedawi; Northwest Egyptian Bedawi Arab; Selima; Tripolitanian Arab
People ID 13169
ROP3 Code 105948
Country United Kingdom
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country United Kingdom
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Arabic, Libyan Spoken (25,000 speakers)
Language Code ayl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Libyan Spoken (25,000 speakers)
Language Code ayl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Libyan Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Libyan Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Libyan Spoken
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.20 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
97.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Valonial Hardy  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more