Country: Yemen

Number of People Groups

29

People Groups Unreached

20 (69.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

35,050,000

Population in Unreached

34,945,000 (99.7%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

0.20%

% Evangelical

0.02%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.1%
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
 Americans, U.S. 11,000 197,948,000 English Christianity 82.00 % 28.00 % -
 Amhara, Ethiopian 14,000 27,147,000 Amharic Christianity 61.00 % 1.10 % -
 Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken 18,000 7,242,000 Arabic, Gulf Islam 0.60 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Egyptian 18,000 78,032,000 Arabic, Egyptian Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Arab, Hadrami 2,250,000 2,263,000 Arabic, Hadrami Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 45
 Arab, Iraqi 45,000 21,994,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 25,000 6,275,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 6.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Northern Yemeni 15,339,000 15,658,000 Arabic, Sanaani Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 307
 Arab, Omani 178,000 2,866,000 Arabic, Omani Islam ☀︎ 0.10 % 0.08 % 4
 Arab, Palestinian 37,000 11,593,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 2.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Sudanese 448,000 18,599,000 Arabic, Sudanese Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 9
 Arab, Tihami 5,252,000 5,462,000 Arabic, Ta'izzi-Adeni Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 105
 Arab, Yemeni 7,937,000 8,985,000 Arabic, Ta'izzi-Adeni Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 159
 British 5,500 54,161,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 9.00 % -
 Deaf 352,000 50,266,000 Language unknown Islam ☀︎ 0.08 % 7
 German 9,300 67,020,000 German, Standard Christianity 66.00 % 2.00 % -
 Hobyot 400 600 Hobyot Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 1
 Italian 700 37,639,000 Italian Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
 Mahra 106,000 249,000 Mehri Islam ☀︎ 0.10 % 0.05 % 2
 Malay 51,000 18,568,000 Malay Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Muhamasheen, Akhdam 1,774,000 2,218,000 Arabic, Ta'izzi-Adeni Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 35
 Persian 25,000 46,755,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Razihi 83,000 83,000 Razihi Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Russian 14,000 135,843,000 Russian Christianity 68.00 % 1.20 % -
 Socotran 130,000 145,000 Soqotri Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
  Totals:  29 35,050,000         20 0.20 % 0.02 % 703 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 170,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 35,220,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Abyan 757,000
Adan 1,049,000
Al Baydaa 997,000
Al Dali' 817,000
Al Hudaydah 3,762,000
Al Jawf 763,000
Al Mahrah 155,000
Al Mahwit 858,000
Amanat Al Asimah 3,092,000
Amran 1,523,000
Dhamar 2,300,000
Hadramawt 1,802,000
Hajjah 2,558,000
Ibb 3,676,000
Lahij 1,255,000
Ma'rib 413,000
Raymah 681,000
Sa'dah 1,204,000
San'a 1,593,000
Shabwah 816,000
Socotra 70,000
Ta'izz 4,141,000
Provinces:  22 34,282,000
UN Country Population 35,220,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Egyptian arz 1 1 Complete Bible
Arabic, Gulf afb 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Hadrami ayh 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Levantine apc 2 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Mesopotamian acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Omani acx 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Sanaani ayn 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Sudanese apd 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Ta'izzi-Adeni 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: 25 29 20   14 14 16 18 20
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  • Church planting agencies in Yemen
  • Christian ministry in Yemen
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • 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 35,050,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.3%
Population in Unreached 34,945,000  (99.7%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.2%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.1%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 703
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
Literacy Rate 70%
Estimated Illiterate Population 10,515,000
Persecution Ranking 5 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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