Country: Lebanon

Number of People Groups

26

People Groups Unreached

8 (30.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

6,775,000

Population in Unreached

949,000 (14.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

32.6%

% Evangelical

0.71%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.1%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Alawite 162,000 1,942,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Americans, U.S. 6,600 191,659,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.00 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 104,000 64,198,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 0.30 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 27,000 16,110,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 1.60 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 4,389,000 8,992,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 34.00 % 0.40 % -
 Arab, Palestinian 636,000 11,006,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 38.00 % 0.10 % -
 Arab, Syrian 193,000 15,756,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.50 % 0.10 % -
Aramaic, West 36,000 56,000 Western Neo-Aramaic Christianity 82.00 % 0.10 % -
 Armenian 294,000 6,573,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 % -
 Assyrian 33,000 721,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 93.00 % 0.80 % -
 Bedouin, Levantine 69,000 1,329,000 Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 British 3,900 53,604,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Chaldean 29,000 123,000 Chaldean Neo-Aramaic Christianity 96.00 % 1.00 % -
Deaf 34,000 46,963,000 Language unknown Islam 31.97 % -
 Druze 301,000 976,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Other / Small 0.05 % 0.01 % 6
 Filipino, Tagalog 21,000 37,844,000 Tagalog Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 % -
 French 25,000 50,163,000 French Christianity 62.00 % 1.00 % -
 Greek 6,500 10,263,000 Greek Christianity 88.00 % 0.40 % -
 Italian 6,500 38,273,000 Italian Christianity 79.00 % 1.00 % -
 Jew, Syrian 2,000 2,100 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Ethnic Religions 0.09 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 294,000 15,411,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 4.00 % 0.01 % 6
 Portuguese 3,500 17,644,000 Portuguese Christianity 92.00 % 2.00 % -
 Romani, Domari 5,600 3,462,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Spaniard 3,300 28,972,000 Spanish Christianity 75.00 % 1.00 % -
 Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 2,800 147,000 Turoyo Christianity 100.00 % 0.80 % -
 Turkmen, Middle-Eastern 89,000 2,747,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
  Totals:  26 6,775,000         8 32.58 % 0.71 % 21 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 81,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 6,856,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   6,775,000 26 8 30.8 % 949,000 14.0 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 4,268.1 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 11,128.1 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 2,965.6 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 1,716.4 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
6,775,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken avl 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 5 3 Bible Portions
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 0 Bible Portions
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic cld 1 0 New Testament
Domari rmt 1 1 Bible Portions
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Turoyo tru 1 0 New Testament
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Western Neo-Aramaic amw 1 0 Unspecified
Totals: 21 26 8   11 12 17 19 11

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.7 %)
32.6 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
59.2 %
Non-Religious
2.5 %
Other / Small Religions
5.6 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
0.8 %
Orthodox
28.5 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
1.0 %
Roman Catholic
67.6 %
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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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Lebanon. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Lebanon
  • Christian ministry in Lebanon
  • 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

Lebanon Statistics
People Groups 26
Unreached People Groups 8  (30.8%)
Population 6,775,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.9%
Population in Unreached 949,000  (14.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 21
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 32.6%
Percent Evangelical 0.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.1%
Country Progress Level 2
Urbanization 87%
Continent Asia
Region Africa, North and Middle East
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code LE
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardEnglish
Literacy Rate 94%
Estimated Illiterate Population 407,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.