Arab, Saudi - Najdi in Saudi Arabia


Population
12,926,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

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. The public practice of any religion other than Islam (including Christianity and Judaism), the presence of churches, and possession of non-Islamic religious materials is not allowed. Saudi Arabian dress follows strictly the principles of hijab, the Islamic principle of modesty.


Ministry Obstacles

Saudi Arabia is completely off limits to any kind of indigenous Christian presence.


Outreach Ideas

Christian radio, television, and websites, provide many opportunities to communicate the good news about Christ. Pray for hearts to desire to seek these out.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are not many followers of Jesus among the Saudi Arabs. There are a few, and they need outside prayer support. Pray for their protection. Pray they will 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 for the Entire People Group

Pray the Saudi Arabs will hunger to know forgiveness of sin, found only through faith in the work of Christ on the cross. Pray they will hunger to know God's love, found through faith in Christ's work and life.


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People Name General Arab, Saudi - Najdi
People Name in Country Arab, Saudi - Najdi
Population in Saudi Arabia 12,926,000
World Population 16,234,800
Total Countries 11
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 259 to 267
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bedouin Arab, Gulf Speaking, Murrah Bedouin, Saudi Arab, Utaiba Bedouin
People ID 10759
ROP3 Code 101196
Country Saudi Arabia
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 14  (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 Middle East and North Africa
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 14  (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
Primary Language Arabic, Najdi Spoken
Language Code ars   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Najdi Spoken
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 0.10 %)
0.60 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.10 %
Non-Religious
0.30 %
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 Galen Frysinger 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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