Country: Saudi Arabia

Number of People Groups

44

People Groups Unreached

28 (63.6%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

34,737,000

Population in Unreached

31,640,000 (91.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

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 Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Americans, U.S. 69,000 192,802,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 29.00 % -
 Amhara, Ethiopian 21,000 24,052,000 Amharic Christianity 90.00 % 1.50 % -
 Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken 994,000 7,028,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 20
 Arab, Bedouin 1,321,000 2,702,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.00 % 26
 Arab, Egyptian 617,000 68,881,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 2.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 265,000 7,633,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 31.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Northern Yemeni 273,000 13,265,000 Arabic, Sanaani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Arab, Omani 136,000 3,172,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 3
 Arab, Palestinian 429,000 10,854,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 5.60 % 0.10 % -
 Arab, Saudi - Hijazi 10,640,000 11,058,000 Arabic, Hijazi Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.12 % 213
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 13,821,000 17,344,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.60 % 0.12 % 276
 Arab, Sudanese 168,000 17,276,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.40 % 0.13 % 3
 Arab, Syrian 265,000 16,175,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 4.00 % 0.10 % 5
 Arab, Tihami 195,000 4,642,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Arab, Yemeni 195,000 7,607,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 4
 Armenian 1,700 6,249,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Baloch, Southern 17,000 1,581,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 British 36,000 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 % -
Deaf 174,000 47,601,000 Saudi Arabian Sign Language Islam 5.43 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 960,000 38,131,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 8.00 % -
 French 34,000 50,524,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Greek 3,400 10,235,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 100,000 882,277,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hindi 171,000 1,490,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.80 % 3
 Hui 34,000 14,130,000 Chinese, Mandarin Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Indonesian 102,000 9,988,000 Indonesian Islam 15.80 % 5.60 % -
 Italian 38,000 38,274,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 % -
 Javanese 31,000 18,213,000 Javanese Islam 2.80 % 1.50 % 1
 Kabardian 27,000 1,992,000 Kabardian Islam 1.50 % 0.18 % 1
 Korean 179,000 80,920,000 Korean Christianity 36.00 % 16.80 % -
 Mahra, South Arabic 23,000 236,000 Mehri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malay 17,000 17,309,000 Malay Islam 0.80 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian 240,000 41,809,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 5
 Punjabi 821,000 2,232,000 Punjabi, Eastern Islam 1.00 % 0.00 % 16
 Rohingya 526,000 2,100,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 11
Shahari, Jibbali 42,000 88,000 Shehri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Somali 72,000 22,952,000 Somali Islam 0.33 % 0.00 % 1
 South Asian, Bengali-speaking 34,000 1,599,000 Bengali Islam 0.40 % 0.07 % 1
 South Asian, Telugu-speaking 361,000 918,000 Telugu Hinduism 3.00 % 0.60 % 7
 Swahili 408,000 1,833,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 69,000 2,729,000 Tamil Hinduism 12.00 % 2.00 % -
 Turk 34,000 63,323,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Urdu 764,000 1,930,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 15
 Uyghur 9,000 12,350,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  44 34,737,000         28 4.30 % 0.56 % 635 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 77,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 34,814,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Al Bahah 497,000
Al Hudud ash Shamaliyah 383,000
Al Jawf 532,000
Al Madinah, Medina 2,234,000
Al Quassim 1,487,000
Ar Riyad, Riyadh 8,624,000
Ash Sharqiyah 5,135,000
Ha'il 731,000
Jizan 1,638,000
Makkah, Mecca 8,989,000
Najran 609,000
Tabuk 951,000
`Asir, Aseer 2,310,000
Provinces:  13 34,120,000
UN Country Population 34,814,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 828.3 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 2,205.1 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 592.2 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 329.7 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
34,737,000



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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
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Gulf Spoken afb 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Hijazi Spoken acw 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Najdi Spoken ars 2 2 Bible Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 2 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Omani Spoken acx 1 1 Translation Needed
Arabic, Sanaani Spoken ayn 1 1 Translation Needed
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, Western hyw 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 Bible Portions
Saudi Arabian Sign Language sdl 1 0 Translation Needed
Shehri shv 1 1 Unspecified
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: 39 44 28   22 24 30 34 19

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.6 %)
4.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
2.5 %
Islam
91.8 %
Non-Religious
0.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
1.0 %
Independent
6.1 %
Orthodox
7.7 %
Other Christian
2.8 %
Protestant
10.2 %
Roman Catholic
69.4 %
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.

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  • Church planting agencies in Saudi Arabia
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  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
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  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Saudi Arabia Statistics
People Groups 44
Unreached People Groups 28  (63.6%)
Population 34,737,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.8%
Population in Unreached 31,640,000  (91.1%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 4.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.3%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 635
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 84%
Continent Asia
Region Africa, North and Middle East
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code SA
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardArabic, Najdi Spoken
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,737,000
Persecution Ranking 13 (1=High to 50=Low OD)

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