• PEOPLE NAME: YEMENI ARABS OF UNITED STATES

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PEID: 47588

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: United States

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

Population: 5,800

Global Population: 10,563,000


PEID: 47588

ROP: 109729

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Yemeni Arabs of United States, numbering 5,800, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Arab, Yemeni people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 10,563,000 in 12 countries. Their primary language is Ta'izzi-Adeni Arabic. The primary religion practiced by the Yemeni 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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