Arab, Saudi - Najdi in Saudi Arabia

Arab, Saudi - Najdi
Photo Source:  Galen Frysinger 
Map Source:  People Group Location from IMB. Other map data / geography from GMI. Map by Joshua Project.
People Name: Arab, Saudi - Najdi
Country: Saudi Arabia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 13,821,000
World Population: 17,344,100
Primary Language: Arabic, Najdi Spoken
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.60 %
Evangelicals: 0.12 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Bedouin, Arabian
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
Progress Level:


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

Pray the few believers among the Saudis will grow in sharing and discussing God's Word with their families and communities.

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.

Text Source:   Joshua Project