Northern Yemeni Arab in Yemen


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Introduction

The northern tribes of Yemen may be referred to as the Sanaani Arabs. They reside in the northern mountains and north-eastern deserts, as well as around the capital city of Sana'a. The growing of the narcotic qat has become the mainstay of rural Yemen, and nearly half of the national economy is involved in qat.


Ministry Obstacles

Muslims know Jesus (Isa) is the Messiah (al Masih) sent by God, embodying his Word, but view Christianity as a campaign to destroy their families, communities and way of life.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for laborers to have wisdom in applying the pattern Jesus established in Matthew 10 and Luke 10 for blessing Yemeni households.


Prayer Focus

Pray for the few believers among the Sanaani Arabs, that they would become effective and fruitful in sowing God's Word among their families and communities to fuel a movement of God's blessing spreading from household to household. Pray for a movement to Jesus to multiply among the families and communities of the northern tribes of Yemen, that Yemeni families would increasingly experience the righteousness and forgiveness found only in the person and work of Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Northern Yemeni in Yemen.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-12-15
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-12-22
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-12-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-05-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-06-08
Northern Yemeni profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Arab, Northern Yemeni
People Name in Country Arab, Northern Yemeni
Natural Name Northern Yemeni Arab
Pronunciation YEH-meh-nee
Population this Country 13,279,000
Population all Countries 13,563,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 266
Alternate Names Northern Yemeni Arab; Sanaani
People ID 14715
ROP3 Code 108627
Country Yemen
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread; central areas: Sanaa and Amanat al Asimah governorates; outer areas: central and eastern Dhamar, western Al Bayda’, Marib, Al Jawf, Sa’dah, Ma’rib, Al Mahwit, Amran, and eastern Hajjah governorates.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Yemen
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread; central areas: Sanaa and Amanat al Asimah governorates; outer areas: central and eastern Dhamar, western Al Bayda’, Marib, Al Jawf, Sa’dah, Ma’rib, Al Mahwit, Amran, and eastern Hajjah governorates..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Arab, Northern Yemeni in Yemen
Primary Language Arabic, Sanaani Spoken (13,279,000 speakers)
Language Code ayn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Sanaani Spoken (13,279,000 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 Bible Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations
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 Rod Waddington - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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