Country: Yemen

Number of People Groups

29

People Groups Unreached

20 (69.0%)

Total Population

27,397,000

Unreached Population

27,291,000 (99.6%)

% Professing Christian

0.2%

% Evangelical

0.03 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

66 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Akhdam, Arabized Blacks 1,398,000 1,786,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 8,800 188,897,000 English Christianity 82.00 % 28.00 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 11,000 29,040,000 Amharic Christianity 61.00 % 1.10 %
 Arab, Egyptian 97,000 58,499,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 2.00 % 1.00 %
 Arab, Gulf 20,000 4,602,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.60 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Hadrami 482,000 585,000 Arabic, Hadrami Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Iraqi 38,000 17,120,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Lebanese 44,000 11,260,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Omani 206,000 2,192,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.08 %
 Arab, Palestinian 29,000 11,737,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Sudanese 500,000 19,063,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.40 %
 Arab, Yemeni 6,611,000 7,373,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 British 4,300 51,663,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 9.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 German 7,300 64,480,000 German, Standard Christianity 66.00 % 2.00 %
 Hobyot Unknown 200 Hobyot Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Italian 600 38,042,000 Italian Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 %
 Mahra 56,000 216,000 Mehri Islam 0.10 % 0.05 %
 Malay 59,000 11,637,000 Malay Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Persian 44,000 40,090,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
Razihi 66,000 66,000 Razihi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Russian 11,000 134,007,000 Russian Christianity 68.00 % 1.20 %
 Socotran 127,000 142,000 Soqotri Islam 0.40 % 0.20 %
 Somali 1,088,000 19,457,000 Somali Islam 0.05 % 0.02 %
 South Asian, general 294,000 10,799,000 Hindi Islam 1.00 % 0.05 %
 Spaniard 8,200 28,630,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
 Tigrai, Tigrinya 11,000 8,954,000 Tigrigna Christianity 96.00 % 0.30 %
 Tihami 4,880,000 5,023,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yemeni, Northern 11,296,000 11,551,000 Arabic, Sanaani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  29 27,397,000       20   0.22 % 0.03 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 81,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 27,478,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
0.2 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
99.6 %
Non-Religious
0.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
2.7 %
Independent
5.4 %
Orthodox
39.0 %
Other Christian
3.9 %
Protestant
20.8 %
Roman Catholic
28.2 %
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

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Yemen. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Yemen
  • Christian ministry in Yemen
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Yemen Statistics
People Groups 29
Unreached People Groups 20  (69.0%)
Population 27,397,000
Population in Unreached 27,291,000  (99.6%)
Urbanization 34%
Continent Asia
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code YM
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National Language Arabic, Sanaani Spoken
Literacy Rate 66%
Estimated Illiterate Population 9,315,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 0.2%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 11 (1=High to 50=Low OD)


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