Lebanon Find a Bible

Population: 5,261,372

Official Language: Arabic Standard

Language Count: 22

Primary Religion: Islam

National Bible Society:
Bible Society in Lebanon

Factbook Summary:

Language Summary: Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian

Ethnic Summary: Arab 95%, Armenian 4%, other 1% note: many Christian Lebanese do not identify themselves as Arab but rather as descendants of the ancient Canaanites and prefer to be called Phoenicians

Religious Summary: Muslim 61.1% (30.6% Sunni, 30.5% Shia, smaller percentages of Alawites and Ismailis), Christian 33.7% (Maronite Catholics are the largest Christian group), Druze 5.2%, very small numbers of Jews, Bahais, Buddhists, and Hindus (2018 est.) note: data represent the religious affiliation of the citizen population (data do not include Lebanons sizable Syrian and Palestinian refugee populations); 18 religious sects recognized

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