Najdi Arab in Iraq


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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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. Those who live in Iraq can relax these standards to a degree.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Saudi-Najdi Arabs in Iraq live a harsh existence, having no permanent homes, living in portable black tents made from woven goat hair. Woman do most of the work, while men socialize and make plans for the group. Their tents are their main possessions, and animals are very important to their nomadic lifestyle.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Evangelism efforts among this unreached, unengaged people group are challenging due to harsh and unsettled nature of their lifestyle. There is a great need for missionaries who are able to endure difficult desert conditions so they can have regular contact with these nomads.


What Are Their Needs?

There is a need for medical and education teams to work among this nomadic people group to help them to help themselves.


Prayer Points

Pray for simple church and small groups to become a reality among Najdi Arabs in Iraq.

Pray that God will overthrow the spiritual forces of darkness that oppose the spread of his gospel and ask God to deliver the families and communities within this people group from fears that hinder them from embracing his blessing of salvation.

Pray this will be the decade of harvest among the Najdi Arabs in Iraq and Saudi Arabia.


Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Saudi - Najdi in Iraq.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najdi_Arabic


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-12-17
People Name General Arab, Saudi - Najdi
People Name in Country Arab, Saudi - Najdi
Natural Name Najdi Arab
Pronunciation nahj-DEE
Population this Country 1,891,000
Population all Countries 18,510,000
Total Countries 11
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 38
Alternate Names Bedouin Arab; Gulf Speaking; Murrah Bedouin; Saudi Arab; Utaiba Bedouin
People ID 10759
ROP3 Code 101196
Country Iraq
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 14  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread; central Najdi dialect in western desert, Al Anbar, Al Muthanna, and An Najaf governorates; North Najdi dialect south between the rivers up to the Syrian border (Ninawa Governorate).   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Iraq
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 14  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread; central Najdi dialect in western desert, Al Anbar, Al Muthanna, and An Najaf governorates; North Najdi dialect south between the rivers up to the Syrian border (Ninawa Governorate)..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Arab, Saudi - Najdi in Iraq Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Arabic, Najdi Spoken (1,891,000 speakers)
Language Code ars   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Najdi Spoken (1,891,000 speakers)
Language Code ars   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Najdi Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Najdi Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2004-2013)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bible Online
Film / Video Stories of the Prophets - Ishmael_Bedouin
Film / Video Stories of the Prophets - Jesus (The Withered Hand)_Bedouin
Film / Video Stories of the Prophets - Video Poem - David_Bedouin
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
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Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Copyrighted © 2022  Sam Nord - Shutterstock  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more