Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Bedouin, Arabian

Language: Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Arabic - (avl)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Israel

Also found in: Syria

Population: 170,000

Global Population: 251,500

PEID: 11755

ROP: 105735

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Negev Bedouins of Israel, numbering 170,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bedouin, Arabian people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 251,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Arabic. The primary religion practiced by the Negev Bedouins 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.

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Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available