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Deaf in Saudi Arabia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
171,000 Saudi Arabian Sign Language Islam 5.43 % Unknown No No   

Deaf in Saudi Arabia

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Introduction / History
By joining the Rights of Persons with Disabilities agreement at the United Nations, Saudi Arabia has helped Deaf people in that country. There are now Deaf students at universities and more sign interpreters at general events.

There is a shortage of sign language interpreters in Saudi Arabia and this makes life difficult for the Deaf there. Also some teachers do not teach with sign language and the students have to use what hearing they have, lip read, and use oral forms. Sign language is being looked at more now.

There are a large number of Deaf people in Saudi Arabia. They have Deaf clubs and Deaf associations. Some Deaf Saudis travel to other Arab countries for events while some of the Deaf in those countries come to Saudi Arabia.

The Deaf in Saudi Arabia are getting to know more through social media and travelling abroad. The sign language used is usually the Saudi Arabian one. Islam is their main religion.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Deaf Christians will help to bring the Deaf in Saudi Arabia to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Deaf in Saudi Arabia will come into contact with sign language teaching Christians.

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Country: Saudi Arabia
Continent: Asia
Region: Africa, North and Middle East
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
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People Name in Country: Deaf
People Name General: Deaf
ROP3 Code: 114916
Joshua Project People ID: 19007
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 171,000
Population all Countries: 46,968,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Deaf
People Cluster: Deaf
People Name General: Deaf
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Primary Language: Saudi Arabian Sign Language (171,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): sdl    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.42 % 
Christianity5.43 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.78 % 
Islam92.41 % 
Non-Religious0.66 % 
Other / Small0.30 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 0   No evangelical Christians or churches. No access to major evangelical print, audio, visual, or human resources
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Deaf in Saudi Arabia

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Deaf     Africa, North and Middle East    
      Deaf Saudi Arabia    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Deaf in Saudi Arabia          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Saudi Arabian Sign Language  
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