Arab, Saudi - Najdi in United Kingdom


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Introduction / History

Najdi is a dialect of Arabic spoken in the Najd region of central Saudi Arabia. Saudi civilization began to germinate with the advent of Islam in 622AD. In a short period Bedouin nomads in what is now Saudi Arabia conquered the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa, and swaths of the Middle East under the banner of Islam. Islamic armies were unstoppable at that time. The Saudis went from being nomads to developing a great culture with world-renowned mathematicians and architects.

Since Saudi Arabia is a peaceful, prosperous country, not many Saudis feel compelled to migrate to other parts of the world. Only a few of them migrate to Europe.


Where Are they Located?

The few Saudis who live in the United Kingdom (UK) are in urban centers, especially London. Some live in Manchester, Cambridge or Newcastle.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Saudi economy is based on the oil industry, the service industry, and people coming on pilgrimage to Mecca. Those who go to the United Kingdom are usually students or people who work in the oil industry. There have been a couple of Saudis who have made their living in the UK as athletes or entertainers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Saudis are the most conservative Sunni Muslims in the world. Their homeland is where Islam began, and they pride themselves on being the protectors of the Islamic religion. Saudis in the UK can adhere to conservative religious views, or they might rebel against them and embrace Western ways. No matter whether they personally follow the teachings of Islam or not, Islam is central to their identity as a people.


What Are Their Needs?

Friendship evangelism would be an excellent approach, but it would have to be done discreetly. Saudi nationals who turn away from Islam can pay for it with their lives.

College students are often lonely and seeking friendship with those who will provide them with a home away from home. Believers who love Saudi culture and cuisine could show hospitality to them as "ambassadors for Christ." Such people would need to start with areas where Islam and Christianity agree, such as the greatness of God, and the importance of Isa, Arabic for Jesus.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Saudi - Najdi in United Kingdom.

* Pray for true spiritual hunger among Saudi Arabs in the UK.
* Pray for the Lord to raise up people who will faithfully share the ways of Jesus with Saudis in the UK in a discreet, loving manner.
* Pray for a move of the Holy Spirit that will give Saudis a willingness to embrace Jesus Christ as lord and savior, depending on Him alone for salvation.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among Saudis in the UK that will spread to Saudi Arabia.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/10759/UK
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/10759/NL
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/10759/SA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Saudi_Arabian_emigrants_to_the_United_Kingdom
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_diaspora
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najdi_Arabic
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najd


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Arab, Saudi - Najdi
People Name in Country Arab, Saudi - Najdi
World Population 5,580,000
Total Countries 11
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bedouin Arab; Gulf Speaking; Murrah Bedouin; Saudi Arab; Utaiba Bedouin
People ID 10759
ROP3 Code 101196
Country United Kingdom
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country United Kingdom
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Arabic, Najdi Spoken (24,000 speakers)
Language Code ars   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Najdi Spoken (24,000 speakers)
Language Code ars   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Najdi Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Najdi Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2013)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Film / Video Stories of the Prophets - Ishmael_Bedouin
Film / Video Stories of the Prophets - Jesus (The Withered Hand)_Bedouin
Film / Video Stories of the Prophets - Video Poem - David_Bedouin
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.20 %)
0.40 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.60 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Galen Frysinger 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more