Deaf in Saudi Arabia





Largest Religion


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Introduction / History

By joining the Rights of Persons with Disabilities agreement at the United Nations, Saudi Arabia has helped Deaf people in that country. There are now Deaf students at universities and more sign interpreters at general events.

There is a shortage of sign language interpreters in Saudi Arabia and this makes life difficult for the Deaf there. Also some teachers do not teach with sign language and the students have to use what hearing they have, lip read, and use oral forms. Sign language is being looked at more now.

There are a large number of Deaf people in Saudi Arabia. They have Deaf clubs and Deaf associations. Some Deaf Saudis travel to other Arab countries for events while some of the Deaf in those countries come to Saudi Arabia.

The Deaf in Saudi Arabia are getting to know more through social media and travelling abroad. The sign language used is usually the Saudi Arabian one. Islam is their main religion.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Deaf Christians will help to bring the Deaf in Saudi Arabia to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Deaf in Saudi Arabia will come into contact with sign language teaching Christians.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
Population in Saudi Arabia 0
World Population Unknown
Countries 216
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Deaf
People Cluster Deaf
People Name General Deaf
Ethnic Code
People ID 19007
Country Saudi Arabia
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Saudi Arabian Sign Language
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Saudi Arabian Sign Language
For Primary Language: Saudi Arabian Sign Language

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Door International Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
94.00 %
2.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
3.0 %
5.0 %
Other Christian
2.0 %
4.0 %
Roman Catholic
86.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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