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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
14,454,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.09 % 0.08 % No No   

Arab, Saudi - Najdi in Saudi Arabia

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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.

What are their lives like?
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.

Though Najdi Arabs were once nomads, they are settling into towns and cities today. That is a big lifestyle adjustment.

What are their beliefs?
More than 99 percent of the Najdi Arabs are Sunni Muslims. Sunni Islam is usually tainted by pre-Islamic beliefs, but this is less likely to happen in Saudi Arabia. They are among the most devout and orthodox Muslims anywhere.

What are their needs?
The few believers among the Najdi Arabs can grow in sharing and discussing God's Word with their families and communities.

Prayer Points
There are not many followers of Jesus among the Najdi Arabs. There are a few and they need outside prayer support.

Pray for their protection. Pray they would 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 the Najdi Arabs would hunger to know forgiveness of sin, found only through faith in the work of Christ on the cross.

Pray they would hunger to know God's love, found through faith in Christ's work and life.
* 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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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-11-27
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-12-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-12-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-12-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-12-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-12-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-12-16
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-12-17
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Country: Saudi Arabia
Continent: Asia
Region: Africa, North and Middle East
Persecution Rank:13 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
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: 14,454,000
Population all Countries: 18,510,000
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
Language Code (ISO): ars    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.09 %(Evangelical: 0.08 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.91 % 
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
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: 2004-2013
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Arab, Saudi - Najdi in Saudi Arabia

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