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Arab, Saudi - Najdi in Netherlands

Arab, Saudi - Najdi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
600 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Arab, Saudi - Najdi in Netherlands

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Introduction / History
Saudi civilization began to germinate with the advent of Islam in 622AD. In a short period of time 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.

Where are they located?
Today a couple hundred Saudi nationals live in the Netherlands. Most of these are students who attend universities in Maastricht and Groningen. Many of these are studying medicine. The embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is located at The Hague, so there are Saudis in that city as well.

What are their lives like?
Most Saudis in the Netherlands are students. There are also Saudis who work at their embassy. As "ambassadors" for Saudi culture, they would highly recommend an art gallery called the Greenbox Museum in Amsterdam that features the work of Saudi artists.

Be they medical students or employees of the embassy, Saudi nationals are very busy with their daily tasks, so it might be difficult to reach out to them.

What are their beliefs?
Saudis are among the most devout Sunni Muslims in the world. Islam began in what is now Saudi Arabia. All Muslims are expected to go on a pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, at some time during their lives. Saudis try to follow a form of Islam that is based on the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed found in the Qur'an and the Hadith.

What are their needs?
Friendship evangelism would be an excellent approach, but it would have to be done discreetly. Saudi nationals are very active in spreading Islam around the world, but if any of them turn away from Islam, they 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 students and embassy workers 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
* Pray for the Lord to raise up people who will faithfully share the ways of Jesus with Saudis in the Netherlands 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 Netherlands that will spread to Saudi Arabia.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2017-04-09
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Country: Netherlands
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
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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: No
Population in Country: 600
Population all Countries: 17,344,000
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
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Primary Language: Arabic, Najdi Spoken (600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ars    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(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
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
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Ministry Resources [7]
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Arab, Saudi - Najdi in Netherlands

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      Arab, Saudi - Najdi Netherlands    
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