Country: Yemen

Number of People Groups

29

People Groups Unreached

20 (69.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

28,037,000

Population in Unreached

27,928,000 (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 1,431,000 1,825,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 28 
 Americans, U.S. 9,000 190,499,000 English Christianity 82.00 % 28.00 % -
 Amhara, Ethiopian 11,000 29,630,000 Amharic Christianity 61.00 % 1.10 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 99,000 61,168,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 2.00 % 1.00 %
 Arab, Gulf 21,000 4,726,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.60 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Hadrami 493,000 600,000 Arabic, Hadrami Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Iraqi 39,000 17,702,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Lebanese 45,000 11,648,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Omani 211,000 2,702,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.08 %
 Arab, Palestinian 30,000 11,919,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Sudanese 511,000 19,397,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 10 
 Arab, Tihami 4,994,000 5,140,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 99 
 Arab, Yemeni 6,765,000 7,584,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 135 
 British 4,400 51,606,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 9.00 % -
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 German 7,500 64,307,000 German, Standard Christianity 66.00 % 2.00 % -
 Hobyot Unknown 200 Hobyot Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Italian 600 37,690,000 Italian Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
 Mahra 57,000 207,000 Mehri Islam 0.10 % 0.05 %
 Malay 60,000 11,678,000 Malay Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Persian 45,000 40,552,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
Razihi 67,000 67,000 Razihi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Russian 11,000 134,082,000 Russian Christianity 68.00 % 1.20 % -
 Socotran 130,000 145,000 Soqotri Islam 0.40 % 0.20 %
 Somali 1,113,000 20,079,000 Somali Islam 0.05 % 0.02 % 22 
 South Asian, general 301,000 10,468,000 Hindi Islam 1.00 % 0.05 %
 Spaniard 8,400 28,653,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Tigrai, Tigrinya 11,000 8,885,000 Tigrigna Christianity 96.00 % 0.30 % -
 Yemeni, Northern 11,560,000 11,821,000 Arabic, Sanaani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 231 
  Totals:  29 28,037,000       20   0.22 % 0.03 % 556 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 83,000                
  UN Country Population (2017) 28,120,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   28,037,000 29 20 69.0 % 27,928,000 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   9 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 28,037,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.3%
Population in Unreached 27,928,000  (99.6%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 556
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 9,533,000
Persecution Ranking 9 (1=High to 50=Low OD)


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