Country: Yemen

Number of People Groups

29

People Groups Unreached

20 (69.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

28,999,000

Population in Unreached

28,887,000 (99.6%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

0.2%

% Evangelical

0.03%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.1%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Akhdam, Arabized Blacks 1,469,000 1,917,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 29
 Americans, U.S. 9,300 191,655,000 English Christianity 82.00 % 28.00 % -
 Amhara, Ethiopian 12,000 23,432,000 Amharic Christianity 61.00 % 1.10 % -
 Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken 21,000 8,337,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.60 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Egyptian 102,000 64,198,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 2
 Arab, Hadrami 1,532,000 1,594,000 Arabic, Hadrami Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 31
 Arab, Iraqi 40,000 16,110,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 46,000 8,992,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Northern Yemeni 12,212,000 12,484,000 Arabic, Sanaani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 244
 Arab, Omani 216,000 2,820,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.08 % 4
 Arab, Palestinian 31,000 11,006,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Sudanese 525,000 19,771,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 10
 Arab, Tihami 4,251,000 4,403,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 85
 Arab, Yemeni 6,376,000 7,164,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 128
 British 4,500 53,604,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 9.00 % -
Deaf 292,000 46,963,000 Language unknown Islam 0.08 % 6
 German 7,700 66,129,000 German, Standard Christianity 66.00 % 2.00 % -
 Hobyot Unknown 200 Hobyot Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 0
 Italian 600 38,273,000 Italian Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
 Mahra 59,000 216,000 Mehri Islam 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
 Malay 62,000 16,960,000 Malay Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Persian 46,000 41,340,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Razihi 69,000 69,000 Razihi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Russian 12,000 135,124,000 Russian Christianity 68.00 % 1.20 % -
 Socotran 133,000 148,000 Soqotri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Somali 1,143,000 23,117,000 Somali Islam 0.05 % 0.03 % 23
 South Asian, general 309,000 10,836,000 Hindi Islam 1.00 % 0.05 % 6
 Spaniard 8,600 28,972,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Tigray, Tigrinya 12,000 8,719,000 Tigrigna Christianity 96.00 % 0.30 % -
  Totals:  29 28,999,000       20   0.22 % 0.03 % 578 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 163,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 29,162,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   28,999,000 29 20 69.0 % 28,887,000 99.6 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 997.2 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 2,599.9 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 692.9 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 401.0 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
28,999,000
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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
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Gulf Spoken afb 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Hadrami Spoken ayh 1 1 Translation Started
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, Omani Spoken acx 1 1 Translation Needed
Arabic, Sanaani Spoken ayn 1 1 Translation Needed
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 3 3 Bible Portions
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hobyot hoh 1 1 Unspecified
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 Translation Needed
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 Unspecified
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
5.3 %
Orthodox
39.1 %
Other Christian
3.9 %
Protestant
20.4 %
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

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  • Church planting agencies in Yemen
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  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
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  • Urban ministries
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  • Christian medical outreaches

Yemen Statistics
People Groups 29
Unreached People Groups 20  (69.0%)
Population 28,999,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.3%
Population in Unreached 28,887,000  (99.6%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 578
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.2%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.1%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 37%
Continent Asia
Region Africa, North and Middle East
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code YM
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardArabic, Sanaani Spoken
Literacy Rate 70%
Estimated Illiterate Population 8,700,000
Persecution Ranking 8 (1=High to 50=Low OD)