A Libyan is a person or thing of, from, or related to Libya
Libya is an African country in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west....

 in North Africa
North Africa
North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, linked by the Sahara to Sub-Saharan Africa. Geopolitically, the United Nations definition of Northern Africa includes eight countries or territories; Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, and...


The term Libyan may also refer to:
  • A person from Libya, or of Libyan descent. For information about the Libyan people, see Demographics of Libya
    Demographics of Libya
    Demographics of Libya include population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the Libyan population.No complete population or vital statistics registration exists in Libya...

     and Culture of Libya
    Culture of Libya
    - Literature :Libyan literature has its roots in antiquity, but contemporary Libyan writing draws on a variety of influences.Libyan poet Khaled Mattawa remarks:...

    . For specific persons, see List of Libyans.
  • Libyan Arabic
    Libyan Arabic
    Libyan Arabic is a collective term for the closely related varieties of Arabic spoken in Libya. It can be divided into two major dialect areas; the eastern centred in Benghazi and Bayda, and the western centred in Tripoli and Misrata...

    , a collective term for the closely related dialects of Arabic
    Varieties of Arabic
    The Arabic language is a Semitic language characterized by a wide number of linguistic varieties within its five regional forms. The largest divisions occur between the spoken languages of different regions. The Arabic of North Africa, for example, is often incomprehensible to an Arabic speaker...

     spoken in Libya. See also Languages of Libya
    Languages of Libya
    The de facto official language of Libya is Modern Standard Arabic. The majority of the population, about 95%, has one of the many varieties of Arabic as native language, most prominently Libyan Arabic, but also Egyptian Arabic, Moroccan Arabic and other varieties.- Minority languages :Besides...

  • Libyan cuisine
    Libyan cuisine
    Libyan cuisine is the cooking traditions, practices, foods and dishes associated with the country of Libya. The cuisine derives much from the culinary traditions of the Mediterranean and North Africa, with an Italian influence, a legacy from the days when Libya was an Italian colony...

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