Country: Saudi Arabia

Number of People Groups

43

People Groups Unreached

29 (67.4%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

32,049,000

Population in Unreached

29,233,000 (91.2%)

Literacy Rate

95 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

4.3%

% Evangelical

0.55%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Americans, U.S. 64,000 188,908,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 29.00 %
 Arab, Bedouin 1,248,000 2,175,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Egyptian 576,000 59,977,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 2.00 %
 Arab, Lebanese 320,000 11,232,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 31.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Northern Yemeni 254,000 11,552,000 Arabic, Sanaani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Omani 128,000 2,650,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Palestinian 400,000 11,706,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 5.60 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Saudi 929,000 2,578,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Saudi - Hijazi 9,921,000 10,086,000 Arabic, Hijazi Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 12,695,000 15,918,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.60 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Sudanese 157,000 18,965,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.40 % 0.13 %
 Arab, Syrian 163,000 15,515,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 4.00 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Tihami 143,000 5,023,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Yemeni 224,000 7,413,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Armenian 1,600 6,319,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
 Baloch, Southern 16,000 1,658,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 British 33,000 51,498,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Saudi Arabian Sign Language Islam 4.00 % 0.30 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 896,000 36,093,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 8.00 %
 French 32,000 49,530,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 Greek 3,200 10,807,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 128,000 854,493,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
 Hindi 160,000 1,413,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.80 %
 Hui 32,000 13,627,000 Chinese, Mandarin Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Indonesian 96,000 6,609,000 Indonesian Islam 15.80 % 5.60 %
 Italian 35,000 37,741,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 %
 Javanese 29,000 17,480,000 Javanese Islam 2.80 % 1.50 %
Jibbali 39,000 91,000 Shehri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kabardian 26,000 1,856,000 Kabardian Islam 1.50 % 0.18 %
 Korean 166,000 80,124,000 Korean Christianity 36.00 % 16.80 %
 Mahra, South Arabic 38,000 203,000 Mehri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Malay 16,000 11,527,000 Malay Islam 0.80 % 0.20 %
 Persian 224,000 40,161,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Punjabi 768,000 1,997,000 Punjabi, Eastern Islam 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Rohingya 451,000 1,711,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Somali 67,000 19,582,000 Somali Islam 0.33 % 0.00 %
 South Asian, Bengali-Speaking 32,000 1,448,000 Bengali Islam 0.40 % 0.07 %
 Swahili 381,000 909,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 64,000 7,265,000 Tamil Hinduism 12.00 % 2.00 %
 Telugu 337,000 770,000 Telugu Hinduism 3.00 % 0.60 %
 Turk 32,000 58,818,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Urdu 714,000 1,751,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uyghur 8,500 11,846,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  43 32,049,000       29   4.34 % 0.55 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 109,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 32,158,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 NT
Arabic, Gulf Spoken afb 1 1
Arabic, Hijazi Spoken acw 1 1
Arabic, Najdi Spoken ars 2 2 Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 2 1 Portions
Arabic, Omani Spoken acx 1 1
Arabic, Sanaani Spoken ayn 1 1
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 0 Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 NT
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 2 2
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete
Balochi, Southern bcc 1 1 NT
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 2 1 Complete
English eng 2 0 Complete
French fra 1 0 Complete
Greek ell 1 0 Complete
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete
Indonesian ind 1 0 Complete
Italian ita 1 0 Complete
Javanese jav 1 1 Complete
Kabardian kbd 1 1 NT
Korean kor 1 0 Complete
Malay zlm 1 1
Mehri gdq 1 1 Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete
Rohingya rhg 1 1
Saudi Arabian Sign Language sdl 1 1
Shehri shv 1 1
Somali som 1 1 Complete
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete
Tamil tam 1 0 Complete
Telugu tel 1 1 Complete
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete
Uyghur uig 1 1 NT
Totals: 38 43 29   19 23 29 32 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
1.1 %
Independent
6.2 %
Orthodox
8.0 %
Other Christian
2.9 %
Protestant
10.3 %
Roman Catholic
70.7 %
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 29  (67.4%)
Population 32,049,000
Population in Unreached 29,233,000  (91.2%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 600 to 653
Urbanization 83%
Continent Asia
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code SA
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National Language Arabic, Najdi Spoken
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,602,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 4.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.6%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 14 (1=High to 50=Low OD)


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