Country: United Arab Emirates

Number of People Groups

34

People Groups Unreached

29 (85.3%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

9,347,000

Population in Unreached

8,541,000 (91.4%)

Literacy Rate

92 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

3.3%

% Evangelical

0.61%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Arab, Egyptian 403,000 61,168,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 12.00 % 3.90 %
 Arab, Gulf 2,122,000 4,726,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.40 % 0.30 %
 Arab, Iraqi 55,000 17,684,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.80 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Jordanian 95,000 1,431,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
 Arab, Lebanese 49,000 11,648,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Omani 328,000 2,702,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Palestinian 92,000 11,940,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 4.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Saudi - Hijazi 140,000 10,270,000 Arabic, Hijazi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Sudanese 26,000 19,397,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Syrian 38,000 15,831,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Yemeni 16,000 7,584,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Armenian 9,400 6,289,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
 Baloch, Southern 484,000 1,682,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Gulf 772,000 772,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chinese, general 31,000 8,903,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 8.00 % 1.30 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 83,000 36,602,000 Tagalog Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 %
 Hazara 95,000 3,562,000 Hazaragi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Japanese 19,000 124,775,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
 Malay 28,000 11,665,000 Malay Islam 4.00 % 2.00 %
 Malayali 310,000 1,267,000 Malayalam Hinduism 15.00 % 2.00 %
 Nepali, general 161,000 771,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.40 % 0.20 %
 Pashtun Northern 619,000 45,678,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pashtun, Central 21,000 21,000 Pashto, Central Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pashtun, Southern 82,000 7,223,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 358,000 40,627,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.40 %
 Romani, Domari 66,000 3,340,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Shihuh 22,000 64,000 Arabic, Shihhi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Socotran 15,000 145,000 Soqotri Islam 0.40 % 0.20 %
 Somali, Issa 135,000 20,079,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 South Asian, Bengali-Speaking 72,000 1,460,000 Bengali Islam 1.00 % 0.30 %
 South Asian, general 2,587,000 10,458,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 0.50 %
 Thai, Central 3,100 20,359,000 Thai Buddhism 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Turk 9,700 59,475,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  34 9,347,000       29   3.31 % 0.61 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 51,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 9,398,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Gulf Spoken afb 3 3
Arabic, Hijazi Spoken acw 1 1
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 3 3 Bible Portions
Arabic, Omani Spoken acx 1 1
Arabic, Shihhi Spoken ssh 1 1
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 1 1
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Balochi, Southern bcc 1 1 New Testament
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Hazaragi haz 1 1
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Malay zlm 1 1
Malayalam mal 1 0 Complete Bible
Nepali npi 1 1 Complete Bible
Pashto, Central pst 1 1
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete Bible
Pashto, Southern pbt 1 1 Bible Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Soqotri sqt 1 1 Bible Portions
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0
Totals: 30 34 29   10 15 22 26 12

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.7 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.6 %)
3.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.3 %
Hinduism
20.8 %
Islam
74.5 %
Non-Religious
0.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
11.8 %
Orthodox
18.7 %
Other Christian
0.7 %
Protestant
11.9 %
Roman Catholic
56.5 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in United Arab Emirates
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  • Business as mission
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  • Urban ministries
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  • Relief and development agencies
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  • Christian medical outreaches

United Arab Emirates Statistics
People Groups 34
Unreached People Groups 29  (85.3%)
Population 9,347,000
Population in Unreached 8,541,000  (91.4%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 185 to 229
Urbanization 85%
Continent Asia
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code AE
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National Language Arabic, Gulf Spoken
Literacy Rate 92%
Estimated Illiterate Population 748,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 3.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.6%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 44 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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