Country: United Arab Emirates

Number of People Groups

36

People Groups Unreached

31 (86.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

9,411,000

Population in Unreached

7,826,000 (83.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

6.33%

% Evangelical

1.18%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.5%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Arab, Egyptian 963,000 74,436,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 12.00 % 3.90 % -
 Arab, Emirati 1,090,000 7,069,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.40 % 0.30 % 22
 Arab, Iraqi 48,000 19,031,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.80 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Jordanian 25,000 4,885,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 26,000 6,472,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Arab, Libyan 43,000 2,711,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Omani 289,000 2,782,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Arab, Palestinian 97,000 11,266,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 4.00 % 0.50 % 2
 Arab, Saudi - Hijazi 368,000 11,600,000 Arabic, Hijazi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
 Arab, Sudanese 71,000 18,303,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Syrian 47,000 19,826,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Yemeni 54,000 8,614,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Armenian 2,900 6,054,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Baloch, Southern 377,000 1,527,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
 Bedouin, Gulf 184,000 184,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Chinese, general 31,000 15,813,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Deaf 19,000 49,091,000 Language unknown Islam 8.55 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 289,000 39,974,000 Tagalog Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 % -
 Hazara 95,000 4,345,000 Hazaragi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Japanese 3,900 120,449,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Malay 28,000 18,194,000 Malay Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
 Malayali 311,000 1,587,000 Malayalam Hinduism 15.00 % 2.00 % -
 Nepali, general 95,000 860,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.40 % 0.20 % 2
 Pashtun, Northern 377,000 35,311,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
 Pashtun, Southern 139,000 10,913,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Persian 301,000 44,132,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 6
 Rohingya 48,000 2,075,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Romani, Domari 66,000 3,743,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Shihuh 19,000 36,000 Arabic, Shihhi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Socotran 15,000 140,000 Soqotri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Somali, Issa 40,000 25,526,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 South Asian, Bengali-speaking 73,000 1,874,000 Bengali Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 South Asian, general 3,758,000 12,066,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 0.70 % 75
 Swahili 5,100 1,157,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thai 3,100 24,196,000 Thai Buddhism 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Turk 9,700 65,529,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  36 9,411,000         31 6.33 % 1.18 % 164 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 30,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 9,441,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Abu Dhabi 1,813,000
Ajman 328,000
Dubai 5,000,000
Fujairah 190,000
Ras Al-Khaimah 521,000
Sharjah 1,750,000
Umm al-Qaywayn 90,000
Provinces:  7 9,692,000
UN Country Population 9,441,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Gulf Spoken afb 3 3 Bible Portions
Arabic, Hijazi Spoken acw 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Libyan Spoken ayl 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 3 3 Bible Portions
Arabic, Omani Spoken acx 1 1 Translation Needed
Arabic, Shihhi Spoken ssh 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 1 1 Bible Portions
Armenian, Western hyw 1 0 Complete Bible
Balochi, Southern bcc 1 1 New Testament
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Hazaragi haz 1 1 Bible Portions
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Malay zlm 1 1 Complete Bible
Malayalam mal 1 0 Complete Bible
Nepali npi 1 1 Complete Bible
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete Bible
Pashto, Southern pbt 1 1 Bible Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Rohingya rhg 1 1 Bible Portions
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Soqotri sqt 1 1 Bible Portions
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Totals: 32 36 31   13 21 26 27 0
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  • Church planting agencies in United Arab Emirates
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  • Christian medical outreaches

United Arab Emirates Statistics
People Groups 36
Unreached People Groups 31  (86.1%)
Population 9,411,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.4%
Population in Unreached 7,826,000  (83.2%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 6.3%
Percent Evangelical 1.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 164
Country Progress Level 2
Urbanization 87%
Continent Asia
Region Africa, North and Middle East
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code AE
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardArabic, Gulf Spoken
Literacy Rate 90%
Estimated Illiterate Population 941,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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