Najdi Arab in Saudi Arabia


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Najdi is one of the varieties of the Arabic language spoken by Saudi Arabs. Saudi Arabia is sometimes called, "The Land of The Two Holy Mosques," in reference to Mecca and Medina, the two holiest places in Islam. Saudi Arabian dress follows strictly the principles of hijab, the Islamic principle of modesty.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Saudi Arabia is sometimes called, "The Land of The Two Holy Mosques," in reference to Mecca and Medina, the two holiest places in Islam. Saudi Arabian dress follows strictly the principles of hijab, the Islamic principle of modesty.

Though Najdi Arabs were once nomads, they are settling into towns and cities today. That is a big lifestyle adjustment.


What Are Their Beliefs?

More than 99 percent of the Najdi Arabs are Sunni Muslims. Sunni Islam is usually tainted by pre-Islamic beliefs, but this is less likely to happen in Saudi Arabia. They are among the most devout and orthodox Muslims anywhere.


What Are Their Needs?

The few believers among the Najdi Arabs can grow in sharing and discussing God's Word with their families and communities.


Prayer Points

There are not many followers of Jesus among the Najdi Arabs. There are a few and they need outside prayer support.

Pray for their protection. Pray they would learn to live in the power of Christ's Spirit, demonstrating the fruit of his Spirit. This fruit will be a strong testimony to the reality and goodness of Christ.

Pray the Najdi Arabs would hunger to know forgiveness of sin, found only through faith in the work of Christ on the cross.

Pray they would hunger to know God's love, found through faith in Christ's work and life.


Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Saudi - Najdi in Saudi Arabia.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najdi_Arabic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoZNoaV7oQk


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Utaibah, A Saudi Tribe
Source:  Prayershorts      Download

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-11-27
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-12-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-12-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-12-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-12-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-12-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-12-16
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-12-17
Pray4Saudi
People Name General Arab, Saudi - Najdi
People Name in Country Arab, Saudi - Najdi
Natural Name Najdi Arab
Pronunciation nahj-DEE
Population this Country 14,454,000
Population all Countries 18,510,000
Total Countries 11
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 289
Alternate Names Bedouin Arab; Gulf Speaking; Murrah Bedouin; Saudi Arab; Utaiba Bedouin
People ID 10759
ROP3 Code 101196
Country Saudi Arabia
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread, especially in interior areas, including Al Hudud ash Shamaliyah, Al Jawf, Al Qasim, and Ha’il provinces; Al Madinah Province, Ta’if area and east; in south, western portions of Najran and ’Asir provinces, with a small border area in Jizan Province; all but the southeast of Ar Riyad Province, northern portions of Ash Sharqiyah Province; northeastern Tabuk Province.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Saudi Arabia
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread, especially in interior areas, including Al Hudud ash Shamaliyah, Al Jawf, Al Qasim, and Ha’il provinces; Al Madinah Province, Ta’if area and east; in south, western portions of Najran and ’Asir provinces, with a small border area in Jizan Province; all but the southeast of Ar Riyad Province, northern portions of Ash Sharqiyah Province; northeastern Tabuk Province..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Arab, Saudi - Najdi in Saudi Arabia
Primary Language Arabic, Najdi Spoken
Language Code ars   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Najdi Spoken
Language Code ars   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Najdi Spoken
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.08 %)
0.09 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.91 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
4.0 %
Roman Catholic
96.0 %
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Copyrighted © 2022  Sam Nord - Shutterstock  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Video Source Prayershorts
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more