Country: Saudi Arabia

Number of People Groups

41

People Groups Unreached

27

Total Population

29,727,000

Unreached Population

27,094,000

% Professing Christian

4.3%

% Evangelical

0.6 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

10/40 Window

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Americans, U.S. 60,000 186,762,000 English Christianity 78.0 % 29.0 %
 Arab, Bedouin 1,167,000 2,048,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.3 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Egyptian 539,000 55,052,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.0 % 2.0 %
 Arab, Lebanese 299,000 10,561,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 31.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Omani 120,000 1,898,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.3 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Palestinian 374,000 11,770,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 5.6 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Saudi 868,000 2,510,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Saudi - Hijazi 9,360,000 9,612,000 Arabic, Hijazi Spoken Islam 0.3 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 12,079,000 15,751,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.6 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Sudanese 147,000 18,679,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.4 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Syrian 153,000 19,396,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 4.0 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Tihami 134,000 4,807,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Yemeni 209,000 7,132,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Armenian 1,500 6,188,000 Armenian Christianity 94.0 % 8.7 %
 Baloch, Southern 15,000 1,659,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 British 31,000 49,252,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 7.0 %
Deaf Unknown 0 Saudi Arabian Sign Language Islam 4.0 % 0.3 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 838,000 36,207,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.0 % 8.0 %
 French 30,000 41,867,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 Greek 3,000 10,824,000 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 120,000 860,021,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
 Hindi 150,000 1,322,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.0 % 0.8 %
 Hui 30,000 13,666,000 Chinese, Mandarin Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Indonesian 90,000 6,709,000 Indonesian Islam 15.8 % 5.6 %
 Italian 33,000 39,354,000 Italian Christianity 83.0 % 1.1 %
 Javanese 27,000 17,189,000 Javanese Islam 2.8 % 1.5 %
 Kabardian 24,000 1,752,000 Kabardian Islam 1.5 % 0.2 %
 Korean 156,000 78,595,000 Korean Christianity 36.0 % 16.8 %
 Mahra, South Arabic 36,000 181,000 Mehri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Malay 15,000 10,468,000 Malay Islam 0.8 % 0.2 %
 Persian 210,000 34,571,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Punjabi 718,000 2,574,000 Panjabi, Eastern Islam 1.0 % 0.0 %
 Rohingya 422,000 1,848,000 Rohingya Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Shahara 57,000 95,000 Shehri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Somali 63,000 19,538,000 Somali Islam 0.3 % 0.0 %
 South Asian, Bengali-Speaking 30,000 1,557,000 Bengali Islam 0.4 % 0.1 %
 Swahili 357,000 6,986,000 Swahili Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tamil 60,000 7,476,000 Tamil Hinduism 12.0 % 2.0 %
 Turk 30,000 57,984,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Urdu 667,000 1,682,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Uyghur 7,900 11,907,000 Uyghur Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  41 29,727,000 27       4.3 % 0.6 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 203,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 29,930,000  

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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