Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Arab, Sudan

Language: Hijazi Arabic - (acw)

Alternate Name(s): Rashaida

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Eritrea

Also found in: Egypt; Sudan

Population: 30,500

Global Population: 218,000

PEID: 42707

ROP: 108307

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Saudi Arabs of Eritrea, numbering 30,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Arab, Sudan people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 218,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Hijazi Arabic. The primary religion practiced by the Saudi Arabs is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available