Country: Yemen

Number of People Groups

29

People Groups Unreached

20 (69.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

28,758,000

Population in Unreached

28,646,000 (99.6%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

0.2%

% Evangelical

0.03%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.1%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Akhdam, Arabized Blacks 1,472,000 1,903,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 29 
 Americans, U.S. 9,300 190,729,000 English Christianity 82.00 % 28.00 % -
 Amhara, Ethiopian 12,000 30,518,000 Amharic Christianity 61.00 % 1.10 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 102,000 63,710,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 2.00 % 1.00 %
 Arab, Gulf 21,000 4,844,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.60 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Iraqi 40,000 16,771,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Lebanese 46,000 11,790,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Omani 217,000 2,877,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.08 %
 Arab, Palestinian 31,000 11,104,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Sudanese 526,000 19,381,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 10 
 Arab, Tihami 4,258,000 4,407,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 85 
 Arab, Yemeni 6,388,000 7,205,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 127 
 British 4,500 52,418,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 9.00 % -
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 German 7,700 65,525,000 German, Standard Christianity 66.00 % 2.00 % -
 Hadrami 1,535,000 1,621,000 Arabic, Hadrami Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 30 
 Hobyot Unknown 200 Hobyot Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Italian 600 37,471,000 Italian Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
 Mahra 59,000 213,000 Mehri Islam 0.10 % 0.05 %
 Malay 62,000 11,787,000 Malay Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Persian 47,000 41,124,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Razihi 69,000 69,000 Razihi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Russian 12,000 133,840,000 Russian Christianity 68.00 % 1.20 % -
 Socotran 134,000 149,000 Soqotri Islam 0.40 % 0.20 %
 Somali 1,145,000 22,923,000 Somali Islam 0.05 % 0.02 % 22 
 South Asian, general 309,000 10,727,000 Hindi Islam 1.00 % 0.05 %
 Spaniard 8,700 28,857,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Tigrai, Tigrinya 12,000 9,489,000 Tigrigna Christianity 96.00 % 0.30 % -
 Yemeni, Northern 12,233,000 12,501,000 Arabic, Sanaani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 244 
  Totals:  29 28,758,000       20   0.22 % 0.03 % 570 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 157,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 28,915,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   28,758,000 29 20 69.0 % 28,646,000 99.6 % 0
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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
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Gulf Spoken afb 1 1
Arabic, Hadrami Spoken ayh 1 1
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, Omani Spoken acx 1 1
Arabic, Sanaani Spoken ayn 1 1
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 3 3
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hobyot hoh 1 1
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Malay zlm 1 1 Complete Bible
Mehri gdq 1 1 Bible Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Razihi rzh 1 1
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Soqotri sqt 1 1 Bible Portions
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Tigrigna tir 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1
Totals: 26 29 20   10 14 17 19 11

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 28,758,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.3%
Population in Unreached 28,646,000  (99.6%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 570
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.2%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.1%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 34%
Continent Asia
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code YM
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardArabic, Sanaani Spoken
Literacy Rate 66%
Estimated Illiterate Population 9,778,000
Persecution Ranking 9 (1=High to 50=Low OD)


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