Arab, Saudi - Najdi in Iraq

Arab, Saudi - Najdi
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People Name: Arab, Saudi - Najdi
Country: Iraq
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,891,000
World Population: 18,510,300
Primary Language: Arabic, Najdi Spoken
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Bedouin, Arabian
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
Progress Level:

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. Those who live in Iraq can relax these standards to a degree.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Saudi-Najdi Arabs in Iraq live a harsh existence, having no permanent homes, living in portable black tents made from woven goat hair. Woman do most of the work, while men socialize and make plans for the group. Their tents are their main possessions, and animals are very important to their nomadic lifestyle.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Evangelism efforts among this unreached, unengaged people group are challenging due to harsh and unsettled nature of their lifestyle. There is a great need for missionaries who are able to endure difficult desert conditions so they can have regular contact with these nomads.

What Are Their Needs?

There is a need for medical and education teams to work among this nomadic people group to help them to help themselves.

Prayer Points

Pray for simple church and small groups to become a reality among Najdi Arabs in Iraq.

Pray that God will overthrow the spiritual forces of darkness that oppose the spread of his gospel and ask God to deliver the families and communities within this people group from fears that hinder them from embracing his blessing of salvation.

Pray this will be the decade of harvest among the Najdi Arabs in Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

Text Source:   Joshua Project