• PEOPLE NAME: DJIBOUTIAN ARABS OF DJIBOUTI

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PEID: 11483

ROP: 109729

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Arab, Yemeni

Language: Ta'izzi-Adeni Arabic - (acq)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Djibouti

Also found in: Egypt; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Kuwait; Madagascar; Oman; Saudi Arabia; Sudan; United Arab Emirates; United States; Yemen

Population: 45,500

Global Population: 10,708,500


PEID: 11483

ROP: 109729

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Djiboutian Arabs of Djibouti, numbering 45,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Arab, Yemeni people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 10,708,500 in 12 countries. Their primary language is Ta'izzi-Adeni Arabic. The primary religion practiced by the Djiboutian Arabs is Shia Islam, one of two major denominations of Islam. The followers of Shia Islam are called 'Shi'as' or 'Shiites'.


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