Ancient Egypt was one of the world's great civilizations. Dynasties of pharaohs ruled Egypt from 3200 B.C. to 341 B.C. Egypt fell to the Persian Arab Muslim conquest in 640 A.D. Arabs, who introduced Islam and the Arabic language to Egypt in the seventh century, ruled for the next six centuries. Ottoman Turks conquered the country in 1517.
In terms of population Egypt is the most rapidly growing country in the Arab world. With limited arable land, resources are overtaxed, and society stressed. For these reasons and others, some Egyptian Arabs have migrated to other countries like Yemen. However, Yemen's economy is in even worse shape that Egypt's, so there are not many Egyptians who can find a job in that country.
Egyptians probably live in Yemen's few urban centers.
For hundreds of years, the Egyptian life and culture have undergone very little change, even among those who move to other parts of the world. Egyptian Arabs are known for their music, which is popular in many Arab countries, including Yemen. Egyptian Arabic is the most widely understood form of the language, because much of the Arab World's newscasts come from Egypt. Cairo is the center of Islamic publications and learning.
As Yemen degenerated into civil war, Egyptian military forces entered the country to protect the Sunni Muslim dominated leaders from a possible Shi'ite takeover. There have been several times when Egyptian forces have entered Yemen. Yemenis no doubt feel dominated by the more powerful Egyptians.
The majority of Egyptian Arabs are Sunni Muslim, including the ones who live in Yemen. Their trust is in the prophesies of Mohammed and the later teachings of Muslim experts called the Hadith. Since Yemen has even fewer Christian believers than Egypt, it is even harder for Egyptians in Yemen to find the Lord in this country.
* Pray for an increase in finances and the ability to provide Bibles for the Egyptian Arabs.
* Pray that there will soon be a Christ-centered church planting movement among Egyptian and Yemeni Arabs in Yemen.
* Pray that Egyptian Christians would become a mighty missionary movement to Yemen.
|Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest|
|People Name General||Arab, Egyptian|
|People Name in Country||Arab, Egyptian|
|Population in Yemen||97,000|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2 to 3|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Egyptian Arab|
|Region||Middle East and North Africa|
|Persecution Rank||9 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Egyptian Spoken (97,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||arz Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Arabic, Egyptian Spoken|
Primary Language: Arabic, Egyptian Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1932)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Arabic Bibles Online|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Almoula (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Father's Love (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Egyptian Spoken|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||More Than Dreams-Ali (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Noor Allah - EngSub (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Stories of the Prophets - Abraham (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Stories of the Prophets - Adam (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Stories of the Prophets - Ishmael (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Stories of the Prophets - Jesus Honest Worship (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Stories of the Prophets - Jesus The Withered Hand (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Stories of the Prophets - Musa (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Stories of the Prophets - Nuh (Indigitube.tv)|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 1.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|