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Libya – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Algerian, Arabic-speaking276,0000.20 %0.20 %Y1 IslamArabic, Algerian SpokenP
Algerian, Arabic-speaking
M
Algerian, Arabic-speaking of Libya
T
Arab, Cyrenaican1,612,000Y0.10 %1.80 %Y1 IslamArabic, Libyan SpokenP
Arab, Cyrenaican
M
Arab, Cyrenaican of Libya
T
Arab, Egyptian507,0002.00 %8.00 %2 IslamArabic, Egyptian SpokenP
Arab, Egyptian
  
Arab, Libyan1,803,000Y0.20 %1.90 %Y1 IslamArabic, Libyan SpokenP
Arab, Libyan
M
Arab, Libyan of Libya
T
Arab, Moroccan9,9000.01 %0.09 %Y1 IslamArabic, Moroccan SpokenP
Arab, Moroccan
 T
Arab, Palestinian60,0000.10 %1.60 %Y1 IslamArabic, South Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Palestinian
M
Arab, Palestinian of Libya
T
Arab, Sudanese230,0000.10 %0.50 %Y1 IslamArabic, Sudanese SpokenP
Arab, Sudanese
M
Arab, Sudanese of Libya
T
Arab, Tunisian192,0000.00 %0.30 %Y1 IslamArabic, Tunisian SpokenP
Arab, Tunisian
M
Arab, Tunisian of Libya
T
Arab, Yemeni5,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Taizzi-Adeni SpokenP
Arab, Yemeni
M
Arab, Yemeni of Libya
T
Arabized Blacks118,000Y0.10 %0.50 %Y1 IslamArabic, Libyan SpokenP
Arabized Blacks
M
Arabized Blacks of Libya
T
Awjilah2,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamAwjilahP
Awjilah
M
Awjilah of Libya
T
Bedouin, Fezzan204,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Libyan SpokenP
Bedouin, Fezzan
M
Bedouin, Fezzan of Libya
T
Bedouin, Kufra27,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Libyan Spoken M
Bedouin, Kufra of Libya
T
Bedouin, Riyah 33,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Libyan Spoken M
Bedouin, Riyah of Libya
T
Bedouin, Sanusi 611,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Libyan SpokenP
Bedouin, Sanusi
M
Bedouin, Sanusi of Libya
T
Bedouin, Sirtican 33,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Libyan Spoken M
Bedouin, Sirtican of Libya
T
Berber, Jalo47,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Libyan SpokenP
Berber, Jalo
M
Berber, Jalo of Libya
T
Berber, Jofra31,000Y0.30 %0.60 %Y1 IslamArabic, Libyan SpokenP
Berber, Jofra
M
Berber, Jofra of Libya
T
British3,9008.80 %63.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Bulgarian3,2001.90 %80.00 %3 ChristianityBulgarianP
Bulgarian
 T
Croat20,0000.40 %92.00 %3 ChristianityCroatianP
Croat
 T
DeafY0.30 %2.00 %Y1 IslamLibyan Sign Language   
Filipino, Tagalog11,00012.30 %93.00 %5 ChristianityTagalogP
Filipino, Tagalog
  
French6,6001.00 %64.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Ghadames11,000Y0.02 %0.05 %Y1 IslamGhadames M
Ghadames of Libya
T
Greek6,4000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Han Chinese, Mandarin2,0005.70 %7.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
  
Italian25,0001.10 %83.00 %3 ChristianityItalianP
Italian
  
Jabal Nafusah188,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamNafusiP
Jabal Nafusah
M
Jabal Nafusah of Libya
T
Korean1,00016.80 %31.00 %5 ChristianityKoreanP
Korean
 T
Maltese6,5001.30 %98.00 %3 ChristianityMalteseP
Maltese
 T
Punjabi65,0000.60 %2.40 %Y1 IslamPunjabi, EasternP
Punjabi
 T
Romani, Domari34,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamDomariP
Romani, Domari
M
Romani, Domari of Libya
T
Saharawi8000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Libyan SpokenP
Saharawi
M
Saharawi of Libya
T
Serb24,0000.60 %80.00 %3 ChristianitySerbianP
Serb
 T
Sinhalese13,0001.20 %9.00 %2 BuddhismSinhalaP
Sinhalese
  
Swahili2,2000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamSwahiliP
Swahili
 T
Tuareg, Tahaggart17,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTamahaq, TahaggartP
Tuareg, Tahaggart
M
Tuareg, Tahaggart of Libya
 
Tubu, Teda37,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTedagaP
Tubu, Teda
M
Tubu, Teda of Libya
T
Turk28,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
 T
Zaghawa7,1000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamZaghawaP
Zaghawa
M
Zaghawa of Libya
T
Zuwarah39,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamNafusiP
Zuwarah
M
Zuwarah of Libya
T
Total People Groups:   42 6,353,000 16     29     37 24 34
Unclassified / Other Individuals 56,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 6,409,000  
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Libya – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 29 69.0 % 5,723,000 90.1 %
  2 - Minimally reached 2 4.8 % 520,000 8.2 %
  3 - Superficially reached 7 16.7 % 92,000 1.4 %
  4 - Partially reached 2 4.8 % 5,900 0.1 %
  5 - Significantly reached 2 4.8 % 12,000 0.2 %
Totals 42   6,353,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Libya – Languages
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Language
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Algerian Spokenarq11NT
Arabic, Egyptian Spokenarz10NT
Arabic, Libyan Spokenayl1111None
Arabic, Moroccan Spokenary11Complete
Arabic, South Levantine Spokenajp11Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spokenapd11NT
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spokenacq11None
Arabic, Tunisian Spokenaeb11NT
Awjilahauj11Need?
Bulgarianbul10Complete
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Croatianhrv10Complete
Domarirmt11None
Englisheng10Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
Ghadamesgha11None
Greekell10Complete
Italianita10Complete
Koreankor10Complete
Libyan Sign Languagelbs11None
Maltesemlt10Complete
Nafusijbn22None
Punjabi, Easternpan11Complete
Serbiansrp10Complete
Sinhalasin10Complete
Swahiliswh11Complete
Tagalogtgl10Complete
Tamahaq, Tahaggartthv11Portions
Tedagatuq11None
Turkishtur11Complete
Zaghawazag11None
Totals: 31 42 29   22 16 23 25 14
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Libya – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 0.3 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Libya – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Libya. Ministries in the Libya section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Middle East and North Africa section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in Libya   Ministries in Middle East and North Africa
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Libya – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 6,353,000
Percent Urbanization 78 %
Total People Groups 42
Unreached People Groups 29
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National LanguageArabic, Libyan Spoken
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 3.1%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 0.3%  [2]
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 11 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.716 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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