Yemeni, Northern in Yemen






Largest Religion

Main Language



The northern tribes of Yemen may be referred to as the Sanaani Arabs. They reside in the northern mountains and north-eastern deserts, as well as around the capital city of Sana'a. The growing of the narcotic qat has become the mainstay of rural Yemen, and some nearly half of the national economy is involved in qat.

Ministry Obstacles

Yemen is not easily accessible to outsiders, and not open to Christian testimony.

Outreach Ideas

Christian television and radio provide effective means of access that transcends country boundaries.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the few believers among the Sanaani Arabs, that they would be united around the truth of Scripture, growing in holiness and love.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the northern tribes of Yemen, that they will increasingly hunger for the righteousness and forgiveness found only in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-12-15
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-12-22
People Name General Arab, Northern Yemeni
People Name in Country Yemeni, Northern
Population in Yemen 11,503,000
World Population 11,504,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Northern Yemeni Arab, Sanaani
Affinity Bloc Arab World
People Cluster Arab, Yemeni
People Name General Arab, Northern Yemeni
Ethnic Code CMT30
People ID 14715
Country Yemen
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Extends as far south as Dhamar.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Arabic, Sanaani Spoken (11,503,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Arabic, Sanaani Spoken 11,503,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
General Four Spiritual Laws
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Photo Source: Richard Messenger   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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