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Liberia
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Liberia – 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
Akan55,00010.00 %83.00 %4 ChristianityAkanP
Akan
  
Americans, U.S.56,00028.90 %79.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Americo-Liberian141,000Y26.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityLiberian EnglishP
Americo-Liberian
  
Arab, Lebanese56,0000.50 %32.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
  
Bassa749,000Y16.00 %68.00 %5 ChristianityBassaP
Bassa
  
Dan, Da190,000Y4.00 %25.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsDan M
Dan, Da of Liberia
T
DeafY14.60 %40.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsAmerican Sign LanguageP
Deaf
  
Dewoin11,000Y4.00 %15.00 %4 IslamDewoin   
Ewe28,0003.00 %75.00 %4 ChristianityEweP
Ewe
  
French2,8001.00 %61.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Gbandi106,000Y1.00 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsBandiP
Gbandi
  
Gbii8,400Y8.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsGbii   
Glaro-Twabo, Krahn5,800Y7.50 %55.00 %4 ChristianityGlaro-TwaboP
Glaro-Twabo, Krahn
  
Glio, Oubi5,200Y6.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsGlio-Oubi   
Gola165,000Y0.82 %2.00 %Y1 IslamGolaP
Gola
M
Gola of Liberia
T
Grebo, Barclayville3,500Y13.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityGrebo, Barclayville   
Grebo, Fopo-Bua31,000Y12.00 %65.00 %5 ChristianityGrebo, Northern   
Grebo, Gbeapo99,000Y7.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityGrebo, Northern   
Grebo, Gboloo84,000Y7.50 %44.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsGrebo, Gboloo   
Grebo, Globo40,000Y8.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsGrebo, Central   
Grebo, Northern36,000Y14.00 %65.00 %5 ChristianityGrebo, Northern   
Grebo, Seaside82,000Y13.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityGrebo, Southern   
Kissi, Southern145,000Y5.00 %12.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKisi, SouthernP
Kissi, Southern
  
Kpelle, Liberia1,022,000Y20.00 %38.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKpelle, LiberiaP
Kpelle, Liberia
  
Krahn, Eastern70,000Y6.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityKrahn, Eastern   
Krahn, Western71,000Y3.50 %19.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKrahn, WesternP
Krahn, Western
 T
Kru275,000Y17.00 %81.00 %5 ChristianityKlao   
Krumen, Southern4,000Y7.50 %80.00 %4 ChristianityKrumen, Tepo   
Kuwaa, Belle19,000Y7.50 %65.00 %4 ChristianityKuwaa   
Loma247,000Y4.00 %15.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsLomaP
Loma
  
Maninka, Eastern72,0000.30 %2.00 %Y1 IslamManinkakan, EasternP
Maninka, Eastern
M
Maninka, Eastern of Liberia
T
Maninka, Konyanka48,0000.01 %0.30 %Y1 IslamManinka, KonyankaP
Maninka, Konyanka
  
Mano, Mah406,000Y2.00 %8.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMannP
Mano, Mah
 T
Manya, Mandingo99,000Y0.02 %0.03 %Y1 IslamManyaP
Manya, Mandingo
M
Manya, Mandingo of Liberia
T
Mende29,000Y1.00 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMendeP
Mende
  
Sapo, Bush Kru47,000Y4.00 %30.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSapo   
Tajuasohn14,000Y3.00 %25.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTajuasohn   
Vai134,000Y0.23 %0.70 %Y1 IslamVaiP
Vai
M
Vai of Liberia
T
Yoruba23,00014.00 %58.00 %5 ChristianityYorubaP
Yoruba
  
Total People Groups:   39 4,680,000 31     5     22 5 9
Unclassified / Other Individuals 50,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 4,730,000  
Other reported groups:  1  
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Liberia – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 5 12.8 % 518,000 11.1 %
  2 - Minimally reached 4 10.3 % 597,000 12.8 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 2.6 % 2,800 0.1 %
  4 - Partially reached 18 46.2 % 1,143,000 24.4 %
  5 - Significantly reached 11 28.2 % 2,419,000 51.7 %
Totals 39   4,680,000  


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.
Liberia – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Akan
55,000


Americans, U.S.
56,000


Americo-Liberian
141,000


Arab, Lebanese
56,000


Bassa
749,000


Deaf
Unknown


Ewe
28,000


French
2,800


Gbandi
106,000


Glaro-Twabo, Krahn
5,800


Gola
165,000


Kissi, Southern
145,000


Kpelle, Liberia
1,022,000


Krahn, Western
71,000


Loma
247,000


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Maninka, Eastern
72,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Maninka, Konyanka
48,000


Mano, Mah
406,000


Manya, Mandingo
99,000


Mende
29,000


Vai
134,000


Yoruba
23,000

Liberia People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Liberia – 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
Akanaka10Complete
American Sign Languagease10NT
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc10Portions
Bandibza10NT
Bassabsq10Complete
Dandnj10NT
Dewoindee10None
Englisheng10Complete
Eweewe10Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
Gbiiggb10None
Glaro-Twaboglr10None
Glio-Oubioub10None
Golagol11None
Grebo, Barclayvillegry10None
Grebo, Centralgrv10None
Grebo, Gboloogec10Need?
Grebo, Northerngbo30NT
Grebo, Southerngrj10None
Kisi, Southernkss10Complete
Klaoklu10Complete
Kpelle, Liberiaxpe10Complete
Krahn, Easternkqo10NT
Krahn, Westernkrw10NT
Krumen, Tepoted10NT
Kuwaablh10NT
Liberian Englishlir10Need?
Lomalom10NT
Maninka, Konyankamku11None
Maninkakan, Easternemk11NT
Mannmev10NT
Manyamzj11None
Mendemen10Complete
Sapokrn10Portions
Tajuasohntja10None
Vaivai11NT
Yorubayor10Complete
Totals: 37 39 5   24 19 22 36 4
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Liberia – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 11.1 %
(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.
Liberia – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Liberia. Ministries in the Liberia section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the West and Central 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 Liberia   Ministries in West and Central Africa
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Country Level Ministries Size
Advent Christian General Conference, World MissionsMedium
African LeadershipSmall
Agape Gospel MissionMedium
Childcare WorldwideMedium
Christian Aid MissionLarge
Church of God, Cleveland, TennesseeMedium
Church of God, HolinessMedium
Equip, IncorporatedMedium
Evangel Bible TranslatorsMedium
Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaMedium
Greater Grace World Outreach MissionsMedium
International Gospel OutreachMedium
International Partnership MinistriesMedium
Lietuvos krikscioniu studentu bendrijaSmall
Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission ConventionMedium
Map InternationalMedium
Mennonite Mission NetworkMedium
Norwegian Mission AllianceMedium
Presbyterian Evangelistic FellowshipMedium
Reformed Episcopal Board of Foreign MissionsSmall
Samaritan's PurseLarge
TearFund UKLarge
Walk Thru the Bible MinistriesMedium
World ReliefLarge
World Relief CanadaSmall
World Relief USAMedium
World RenewMedium
World-Wide MissionsMedium
Ministries Listed:  28
 
Regional Level Ministries Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism)Large
Action International MinistriesMedium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc.Medium
Anglican Frontier MissionsSmall
Assemblies of God World MissionsLarge
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World MissionsMedium
Awana Clubs, InternationalMedium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, InternationalMedium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI)Medium
Baptist Mid-MissionsMedium
BCM InternationalMedium
Bible LeagueMedium
Campus Crusade for Christ, InternationalLarge
Child Evangelism FellowshipMedium
Church of God of ProphecyMedium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission DepartmentMedium
Church World ServiceMedium
Cooperative Baptist FellowshipMedium
EFCA International MissionMedium
EQUIP FoundationSmall
Evangelical Covenant ChurchMedium
Every Home for ChristMedium
Final Frontiers FoundationLarge
Free Methodist World MissionsMedium
Friends in Action, InternationalSmall
Galcom InternationalSmall
Global Partners / Wesleyan World MissionsMedium
Globe InternationalMedium
GO InternationalSmall
Go Ye FellowshipMedium
Good News ProductionsMedium
Heart of God MinistriesMedium
Hope for the HungryMedium
InterCommSmall
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and MissionsSmall
Mailbox Club InternationalSmall
Middle East MediaMedium
Open Bible ChurchesSmall
Pentecostal Church of God World MissionsSmall
Scripture UnionMedium
Seventh-day Adventists General ConferenceMedium
Silent Word MinistriesSmall
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission BoardLarge
Talking Bibles InternationalSmall
Team ExpansionMedium
Tentmakers InternationalSmall
United Methodist ChurchMedium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign MissionsMedium
United World MissionMedium
Worldwide Tentmakers, IncorporatedSmall
Young LifeMedium
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  52
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Liberia – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 4,680,000
Percent Urbanization 49 %
Total People Groups 39
Unreached People Groups 5
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Official National Language English
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Percent Professing Christian 39.9%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 11.1%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.427 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
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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