Northern Yemeni Arab in Yemen


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The growing of the narcotic qat has become the mainstay of rural Yemen, and nearly half of the national economy is involved in qat.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Islam is the main religion. 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. They need a personal encounter with the Risen Lord who has conquered death.


What Are Their Needs?

The Northern Yemeni Arab people need to put their trust and identity in the hands of the loving God of Creation who sent his son to make it possible for them to enter the Kingdom of God.


Prayer Points

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 Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Northern Yemeni in Yemen.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_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 14,676,000
Population all Countries 14,968,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 294
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 (14,676,000 speakers)
Language Code ayn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Sanaani Spoken (14,676,000 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 Source
Audio Recordings Arabic Bible Online Arabic Bible Outreach Ministry
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
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