Arab, Northern Yemeni in Saudi Arabia


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Introduction / History

Northern Yemenis who are residing in Saudi Arabia, formerly lived in the northern mountains and northeastern deserts of Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world.

Yemen has a turbulent history of wars and conquests.


Where Are they Located?

Northern Yemeni Arabs are primarily located in the southwestern area of Saudi Arabia, across the Dead Sea and the coast of Eritrea.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Over population, unemployment, drug abuse, unending political conflict, and tribal rivalries have driven many to Saudi Arabia seeking "greener pastures." However, the pastures are no greener than in their homeland. Their unemployment rate is between 20-40 percent.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all Yemeni Arabs are Muslims, they tend to blend their Islamic religion with other beliefs, though they have been taught that the Koran and the Hadith hold life's spiritual answers. Embracing the Lord Jesus Christ carries heavy penalties in Yemen and Saudi Arabia. It is believed that small groups of believers meet secretly in homes.


What Are Their Needs?

Life for Yemeni Arab women in Saudi Arabia is extremely difficult and opportunities for a better life and family situations are limited on all fronts. Religious freedom and human rights are possibly the world's worst in Saudi Arabia. These people for whom Jesus gave His life need to hear the truth. The Bible has not been translated into Sanaani Arabic. It is available online, but the Saudi government severely restricts Internet. There are some audio resources.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Northern Yemeni in Saudi Arabia.

* Pray for a move of the Holy Spirit that will give Northern Yemenis a willingness to embrace Jesus Christ as Lord and savior, depending on Him alone for salvation.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement among Northern Yemenis in Saudi Arabia that will spread to their desperately needy homeland, Yemen.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14715/CA
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=12284
https://www.wycliffe.sg/reach200/need/people-groups/northern-yemen-sanaani-arabs-0


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Arab, Northern Yemeni
People Name in Country Arab, Northern Yemeni
World Population 12,484,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Northern Yemeni Arab; Sanaani
People ID 14715
ROP3 Code 108627
Country Saudi Arabia
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Saudi Arabia
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Language Arabic, Sanaani Spoken (270,000 speakers)
Language Code ayn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Sanaani Spoken (270,000 speakers)
Language Code ayn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Sanaani Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Sanaani Spoken

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Richard Messenger  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more