Yemeni, Northern in Yemen


Population
11,897,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Northern Yemenis who are residing in Saudi Arabia, formerly lived in the northern mountains and north-eastern 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

* 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/YM
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  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-12-15
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-12-22
People Name General Arab, Northern Yemeni
People Name in Country Yemeni, Northern
Population in Yemen 11,897,000
World Population 12,157,600
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 237
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Northern Yemeni Arab, Sanaani
People ID 14715
ROP3 Code 108627
Country Yemen
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 9  (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 Middle East and North Africa
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 9  (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
Primary Language Arabic, Sanaani Spoken (11,897,000 speakers)
Language Code ayn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Other People Groups Speaking Arabic, Sanaani Spoken
Primary Language Arabic, Sanaani Spoken (11,897,000 speakers)
Language Code ayn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Sanaani Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Sanaani Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 
Map Source Joshua Project / GMI / IMB  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more




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