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Arab, Libyan in United Kingdom

Arab, Libyan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
25,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.20 % No   

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
* 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.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.

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

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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-04-27
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Country: United Kingdom
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Arab, Libyan
People Name General: Arab, Libyan
Alternate People Names:
BedouinKharga
LibyanLibyan Arab
Northwest Egyptian BedawiNorthwest Egyptian Bedawi Arab
SelimaTripolitanian Arab
ROP3 Code: 105948
Joshua Project People ID: 13169
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 25,000
Population all Countries: 2,860,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Libyan
People Name General: Arab, Libyan
Ethnic Code: CMT30
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Arabic, Libyan Spoken (25,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ayl    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 0.20 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam97.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsArabic Bibles Online
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Arabic, Libyan Spoke ...
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
 
 
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