Country: Yemen

Number of People Groups

29

People Groups Unreached

20 (69.0%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

28,037,000

Population in Unreached

27,928,000 (99.6%)

Literacy Rate

66 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

0.2%

% Evangelical

0.03%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Akhdam, Arabized Blacks 1,431,000 1,825,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 9,000 190,291,000 English Christianity 82.00 % 28.00 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 11,000 29,630,000 Amharic Christianity 61.00 % 1.10 %
 Arab, Egyptian 99,000 61,148,000 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 17,684,000 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 11,940,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Sudanese 511,000 19,397,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.40 %
 Arab, Yemeni 6,765,000 7,584,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 British 4,400 51,834,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 9.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 German 7,500 64,238,000 German, Standard Christianity 66.00 % 2.00 %
 Hobyot Unknown 200 Hobyot Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Italian 600 37,782,000 Italian Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 %
 Mahra 57,000 207,000 Mehri Islam 0.10 % 0.05 %
 Malay 60,000 11,665,000 Malay Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Persian 45,000 40,630,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
Razihi 67,000 67,000 Razihi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Russian 11,000 133,741,000 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 %
 South Asian, general 301,000 10,428,000 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 %
 Tihami 4,994,000 5,140,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yemeni, Northern 11,560,000 11,821,000 Arabic, Sanaani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  29 28,037,000       20   0.22 % 0.03 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 83,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 28,120,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 1 NT
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 Portions
Arabic, Omani Spoken acx 1 1
Arabic, Sanaani Spoken ayn 1 1
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 1 Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 NT
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 3 3
English eng 2 0 Complete
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete
Hobyot hoh 1 1
Italian ita 1 0 Complete
Malay zlm 1 1
Mehri gdq 1 1 Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete
Razihi rzh 1 1
Russian rus 1 0 Complete
Somali som 1 1 Complete
Soqotri sqt 1 1 Portions
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete
Tigrigna tir 1 0 Complete
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 in Unreached 27,928,000  (99.6%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 570 to 615
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 9,533,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.2%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 9 (1=High to 50=Low OD)


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