Country: Saudi Arabia

Number of People Groups

43

People Groups Unreached

28 (65.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

33,461,000

Population in Unreached

30,370,000 (90.8%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

4.3%

% Evangelical

0.56%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.3%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Americans, U.S. 67,000 190,342,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 29.00 % -
 Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken 964,000 8,183,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 19
 Arab, Bedouin 1,296,000 2,637,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.00 % 26
 Arab, Egyptian 598,000 63,542,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 2.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 332,000 11,638,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 31.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Northern Yemeni 264,000 12,377,000 Arabic, Sanaani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Arab, Omani 133,000 2,559,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 3
 Arab, Palestinian 415,000 10,973,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 5.60 % 0.10 % -
 Arab, Saudi - Hijazi 10,320,000 10,401,000 Arabic, Hijazi Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.12 % 206
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 13,343,000 16,815,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.60 % 0.12 % 267
 Arab, Sudanese 163,000 19,203,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.40 % 0.13 % 3
 Arab, Syrian 169,000 16,558,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 4.00 % 0.10 % 3
 Arab, Tihami 149,000 4,364,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Arab, Yemeni 232,000 7,135,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 5
 Armenian 1,600 6,194,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Baloch, Southern 17,000 1,603,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 British 34,000 52,309,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 % -
Deaf 168,000 46,464,000 Saudi Arabian Sign Language Islam 5.43 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 930,000 37,243,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 8.00 % -
 French 33,000 50,089,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Greek 3,300 10,823,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 133,000 867,109,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hindi 166,000 1,449,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.80 % 3
 Hui 33,000 13,879,000 Chinese, Mandarin Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Indonesian 100,000 9,742,000 Indonesian Islam 15.80 % 5.60 % -
 Italian 37,000 37,599,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 % -
 Javanese 30,000 17,777,000 Javanese Islam 2.80 % 1.50 % 1
 Kabardian 27,000 1,948,000 Kabardian Islam 1.50 % 0.18 % 1
 Korean 173,000 80,531,000 Korean Christianity 36.00 % 16.80 % -
 Mahra, South Arabic 40,000 211,000 Mehri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malay 17,000 17,717,000 Malay Islam 0.80 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian 233,000 40,859,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 5
 Punjabi 797,000 2,050,000 Punjabi, Eastern Islam 1.00 % 0.00 % 16
 Rohingya 306,000 1,206,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
Shahari, Jibbali 40,000 94,000 Shehri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Somali 70,000 22,545,000 Somali Islam 0.33 % 0.00 % 1
 South Asian, Bengali-Speaking 33,000 1,456,000 Bengali Islam 0.40 % 0.07 % 1
 Swahili 396,000 1,756,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 66,000 2,704,000 Tamil Hinduism 12.00 % 2.00 % -
 Telugu 350,000 900,000 Telugu Hinduism 3.00 % 0.60 % 7
 Turk 33,000 60,387,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Urdu 741,000 1,821,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 15
 Uyghur 8,800 12,069,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  43 33,461,000       28   4.34 % 0.56 % 611 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 93,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 33,554,000                

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Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   33,461,000 43 28 65.1 % 30,370,000 90.8 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 286,406,000 855.9 % 96.9 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 2.0 %
 
Other Backward Caste (OBC) 738,609,000 2,207.4 % 71.2 % 24.0 % 1.4 % 0.3 % 2.6 % 0.6 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 209,247,000 625.3 % 93.7 % 0.0 % 1.9 % 2.9 % 1.4 % 0.2 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,543,000 339.3 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.3 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
33,461,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Gulf Spoken afb 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Hijazi Spoken acw 1 1
Arabic, Najdi Spoken ars 2 2 Bible Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 2 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Omani Spoken acx 1 1
Arabic, Sanaani Spoken ayn 1 1
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 2 2 Bible Portions
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Balochi, Southern bcc 1 1 New Testament
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 2 1 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Indonesian ind 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Javanese jav 1 1 Complete Bible
Kabardian kbd 1 1 New Testament
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Malay zlm 1 1 Complete Bible
Mehri gdq 1 1 Bible Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Rohingya rhg 1 1
Saudi Arabian Sign Language sdl 1 0
Shehri shv 1 1
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tamil tam 1 0 Complete Bible
Telugu tel 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Uyghur uig 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 38 43 28   23 23 29 33 19

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.6 %)
4.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
2.6 %
Islam
91.7 %
Non-Religious
0.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
1.0 %
Independent
6.2 %
Orthodox
8.0 %
Other Christian
2.8 %
Protestant
10.2 %
Roman Catholic
70.3 %
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 groups who live 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 number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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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

Saudi Arabia Statistics
People Groups 43
Unreached People Groups 28  (65.1%)
Population 33,461,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.8%
Population in Unreached 30,370,000  (90.8%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 611
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 4.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.3%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 83%
Continent Asia
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code SA
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardArabic, Najdi Spoken
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,673,000
Persecution Ranking 12 (1=High to 50=Low OD)


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