Country: Saudi Arabia

Number of People Groups

41

People Groups Unreached

27

Total Population

29,184,000

Unreached Population

26,599,000

% Professing Christian

4.3%

% Evangelical

0.6 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

10/40 Window

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Americans, U.S. 59,000 English Christianity 78.0 % 29.0 %
 Arab, Bedouin 1,146,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.3 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Egyptian 529,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.0 % 2.0 %
 Arab, Lebanese 294,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 31.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Omani 118,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.3 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Palestinian 367,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 5.6 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Saudi 852,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Saudi - Hijazi 9,188,000 Arabic, Hijazi Spoken Islam 0.3 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 11,858,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.6 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Sudanese 144,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.4 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Syrian 150,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 4.0 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Tihami 131,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Yemeni 206,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Armenian 1,400 Armenian Christianity 94.0 % 8.7 %
 Baloch, Southern 15,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 British 30,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 7.0 %
Deaf Unknown Saudi Arabian Sign Language Islam 4.0 % 0.3 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 823,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.0 % 8.0 %
 French 29,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 Greek 2,900 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 118,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
 Hindi 147,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.0 % 0.8 %
 Hui 29,000 Chinese, Mandarin Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Indonesian 88,000 Indonesian Islam 15.8 % 5.6 %
 Italian 32,000 Italian Christianity 83.0 % 1.1 %
 Javanese 26,000 Javanese Islam 2.8 % 1.5 %
 Kabardian 24,000 Kabardian Islam 1.5 % 0.2 %
 Korean 153,000 Korean Christianity 36.0 % 16.8 %
 Mahra, South Arabic 35,000 Mehri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Malay 15,000 Malay Islam 0.8 % 0.2 %
 Persian 206,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Punjabi 705,000 Panjabi, Eastern Islam 1.0 % 0.0 %
 Rohingya 414,000 Rohingya Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Shahara 56,000 Shehri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Somali 62,000 Somali Islam 0.3 % 0.0 %
 South Asian, Bengali-Speaking 30,000 Bengali Islam 0.4 % 0.1 %
 Swahili 350,000 Swahili Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tamil 59,000 Tamil Hinduism 12.0 % 2.0 %
 Turk 29,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Urdu 655,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Uyghur 7,800 Uyghur Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  41 29,184,000 27     4.3 % 0.6 %  
Other reported groups: 1

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.6 %)
4.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
1.6 %
Islam
92.7 %
Non-Religious
0.7 %
Other / Small Religions
0.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
1.1 %
Independent
6.3 %
Orthodox
8.1 %
Other Christian
2.9 %
Protestant
10.3 %
Roman Catholic
71.3 %
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 Group who lives 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 population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Saudi Arabia. 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 Saudi Arabia
  • Christian ministry in Saudi Arabia
  • 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


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