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Saudi Arabia – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Americans, U.S.64,00029.00 %78.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Arab, Bedouin1,248,000Y0.00 %0.30 %Y1 IslamArabic, Najdi SpokenP
Arab, Bedouin
M
Arab, Bedouin of Saudi Arabia
T
Arab, Egyptian576,0002.00 %13.00 %2 IslamArabic, Egyptian SpokenP
Arab, Egyptian
  
Arab, Lebanese320,0000.50 %31.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
 T
Arab, Northern Yemeni254,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Sanaani SpokenP
Arab, Northern Yemeni
  
Arab, Omani128,0000.10 %0.30 %Y1 IslamArabic, Omani SpokenP
Arab, Omani
M
Arab, Omani of Saudi Arabia
T
Arab, Palestinian400,0000.10 %5.60 %2 IslamArabic, South Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Palestinian
M
Arab, Palestinian of Saudi Arabia
T
Arab, Saudi929,000Y0.10 %0.20 %Y1 IslamArabic, Gulf SpokenP
Arab, Saudi
M
Arab, Saudi of Saudi Arabia
T
Arab, Saudi - Hijazi9,921,000Y0.10 %0.30 %Y1 IslamArabic, Hijazi SpokenP
Arab, Saudi - Hijazi
M
Arab, Saudi - Hijazi of Saudi Arabia
T
Arab, Saudi - Najdi12,695,000Y0.10 %0.60 %Y1 IslamArabic, Najdi SpokenP
Arab, Saudi - Najdi
M
Arab, Saudi - Najdi of Saudi Arabia
T
Arab, Sudanese157,0000.13 %1.40 %Y1 IslamArabic, Sudanese SpokenP
Arab, Sudanese
M
Arab, Sudanese of Saudi Arabia
T
Arab, Syrian163,0000.10 %4.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Syrian
M
Arab, Syrian of Saudi Arabia
T
Arab, Tihami143,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Taizzi-Adeni SpokenP
Arab, Tihami
M
Arab, Tihami of Saudi Arabia
T
Arab, Yemeni224,0000.00 %0.10 %Y1 IslamArabic, Taizzi-Adeni SpokenP
Arab, Yemeni
M
Arab, Yemeni of Saudi Arabia
T
Armenian1,6008.70 %94.00 %4 ChristianityArmenianP
Armenian
  
Baloch, Southern16,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamBalochi, SouthernP
Baloch, Southern
 T
British33,0007.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
DeafY0.30 %4.00 %Y1 IslamSaudi Arabian Sign Language  T
Filipino, Tagalog896,0008.00 %93.00 %4 ChristianityTagalogP
Filipino, Tagalog
  
French32,0001.00 %61.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Greek3,2000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Han Chinese, Mandarin128,0005.70 %8.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
 T
Hindi160,0000.80 %1.00 %Y1 HinduismHindiP
Hindi
 T
Hui32,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamChinese, MandarinP
Hui
 T
Indonesian96,0005.60 %15.80 %4 IslamIndonesianP
Indonesian
  
Italian35,0001.10 %83.00 %3 ChristianityItalianP
Italian
  
Javanese29,0001.50 %2.80 %Y1 IslamJavaneseP
Javanese
 T
Jibbali39,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamShehri   
Kabardian26,0000.18 %1.50 %Y1 IslamKabardianP
Kabardian
M
Kabardian of Saudi Arabia
T
Korean166,00016.80 %36.00 %5 ChristianityKoreanP
Korean
 T
Mahra, South Arabic38,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamMehriP
Mahra, South Arabic
M
Mahra, South Arabic of Saudi Arabia
T
Malay16,0000.20 %0.80 %Y1 IslamMalayP
Malay
M
Malay of Saudi Arabia
T
Persian224,0000.20 %0.50 %Y1 IslamPersian, IranianP
Persian
 T
Punjabi768,0000.00 %1.00 %Y1 IslamPunjabi, EasternP
Punjabi
 T
Rohingya451,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamRohingyaP
Rohingya
 T
Somali67,0000.00 %0.33 %Y1 IslamSomaliP
Somali
M
Somali of Saudi Arabia
T
South Asian, Bengali-Speakin32,0000.07 %0.40 %Y1 IslamBengaliP
South Asian, Bengali-Speaking
 T
Swahili381,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamSwahiliP
Swahili
 T
Tamil (Hindu traditions)64,0002.00 %12.00 %2 HinduismTamilP
Tamil (Hindu traditions)
  
Telugu337,0000.60 %3.00 %Y1 HinduismTeluguP
Telugu
  
Turk32,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
 T
Urdu714,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamUrduP
Urdu
M
Urdu of Saudi Arabia
T
Uyghur8,5000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamUyghurP
Uyghur
 T
Total People Groups:   43 32,047,000 6     29     41 15 33
Unclassified / Other Individuals 111,000  
UN Country Population (2016) 32,158,000  
Other reported groups:  1  
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Saudi Arabia – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 29 67.4 % 29,233,000 91.2 %
  2 - Minimally reached 4 9.3 % 1,360,000 4.2 %
  3 - Superficially reached 3 7.0 % 70,000 0.2 %
  4 - Partially reached 5 11.6 % 1,155,000 3.6 %
  5 - Significantly reached 2 4.7 % 230,000 0.7 %
Totals 43   32,047,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Saudi Arabia – Languages
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Egyptian Spokenarz10NT
Arabic, Gulf Spokenafb11None
Arabic, Hijazi Spokenacw11None
Arabic, Najdi Spokenars22Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc21Portions
Arabic, Omani Spokenacx11None
Arabic, Sanaani Spokenayn11None
Arabic, South Levantine Spokenajp10Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spokenapd11NT
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spokenacq22None
Armenianhye10Complete
Balochi, Southernbcc11NT
Bengaliben11Complete
Chinese, Mandarincmn21Complete
Englisheng20Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Hindihin11Complete
Indonesianind10Complete
Italianita10Complete
Javanesejav11Complete
Kabardiankbd11NT
Koreankor10Complete
Malayzlm11Need?
Mehrigdq11Portions
Persian, Iranianpes11Complete
Punjabi, Easternpan11Complete
Rohingyarhg11None
Saudi Arabian Sign Languagesdl11None
Shehrishv11None
Somalisom11Complete
Swahiliswh11Complete
Tagalogtgl10Complete
Tamiltam10Complete
Telugutel11Complete
Turkishtur11Complete
Urduurd11Complete
Uyghuruig11NT
Totals: 38 43 29   29 23 29 32 19
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Saudi Arabia – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 0.6 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Saudi Arabia – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Saudi Arabia. Ministries in the Saudi Arabia section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Middle East and North Africa section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
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Statistics
Population 32,047,000
Percent Urbanization 83 %
Total People Groups 43
Unreached People Groups 29
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National LanguageArabic, Najdi Spoken
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 4.3%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 0.6%  [2]
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 14 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.836 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook
Pray4Saudi Prayer Network

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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