Najdi Arab in Syria


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

Saudi-Najdi Arabs in Syria fall into two basic classes, "true" Bedouins (desert dwellers), and "fellahim" who lead a more settled life on the edge of the desert.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They move into the desert during the rainy winter seasons, and back to the desert's edge during hot, dry summers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are 100 percent Sunni Muslim. Evangelical efforts to Saudi-Najdi Arabs in Syria are challenging due to harsh and unsettled nature of their lifestyle. There is a great need for missionaries who are willing and able to endure the difficult conditions of the Syrian desert to reach them for Christ.


What Are Their Needs?

Medical and educational assistance by believers is needed for these transient people. Broken and obedient workers need to go to these people and live among them, serving and loving them as Christ's hands and feet.


Prayer Points

There are no known followers of Christ, so pray that this will be the decade where the Holy Spirit begins to build his church among them.

Pray for Bible believing fellowships and disciple-making groups to flourish among them.

Pray for spiritual discernment and hunger among the Najdi Arabs.

Pray for the Lord to bless the families among the Saudi-Najdi Arabs in Syria with his presence and mercy.


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


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2019/12/20

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2013/12/10

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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-12-30
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-12-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-12-20
People Name General Arab, Saudi - Najdi
People Name in Country Arab, Saudi - Najdi
Natural Name Najdi Arab
Pronunciation nahj-DEE
Population this Country 1,669,000
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 33
Alternate Names Bedouin Arab; Gulf Speaking; Murrah Bedouin; Saudi Arab; Utaiba Bedouin
People ID 10759
ROP3 Code 101196
Country Syria
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread; eastern Syrian desert.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Syria
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread; eastern Syrian desert..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Arab, Saudi - Najdi in Syria

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
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
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