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Arab, Saudi - Najdi in Saudi Arabia

Arab, Saudi - Najdi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
12,695,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.60 % 0.10 % Not available Not available   

Arab, Saudi - Najdi in Saudi Arabia

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Summary
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.

Scripture Focus
"All nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name." Psalm 86:9

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Global Prayer Digest: 2006-11-27
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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-12-12
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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-12-16
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-12-17
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Country: Saudi Arabia
Continent: Asia
Region: Middle East and North Africa
Persecution Rank:14 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:11
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)
   
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People Name in Country: Arab, Saudi - Najdi
People Name General: Arab, Saudi - Najdi
Alternate People Names:
Bedouin ArabGulf Speaking
Murrah BedouinSaudi Arab
Utaiba Bedouin
ROP3 Code: 101196
Joshua Project People ID: 10759
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 12,695,000
Population all Countries: 15,918,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Bedouin, Arabian
People Name General: Arab, Saudi - Najdi
Ethnic Code: CMT30
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Arabic, Najdi Spoken
Language Code (ISO): ars    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.60 %(Evangelical: 0.10 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.10 % 
Non-Religious0.30 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant4.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic96.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2013
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsArabic Bibles Online
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoStories of the Prophets - Abraham_Bedoui ...
Film / VideoStories of the Prophets - Adam_Bedouin ( ...
Film / VideoStories of the Prophets - Ishmael_Bedoui ...
Film / VideoStories of the Prophets - Jesus Honest W ...
Film / VideoStories of the Prophets - Jesus The With ...
Film / VideoStories of the Prophets - Musa_Bedouin ( ...
Film / VideoStories of the Prophets - Nuh_Bedouin (I ...
Film / VideoStories of the Prophets - Solomon_Bedoui ...
Film / VideoStories of the Prophets - Video Poem - D ...
Film / VideoStories of the Prophets - Yunus_Bedouin ...
Film / VideoStories of the Prophets - Yusuf_Bedouin ...
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
 
 
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