• PEOPLE NAME: NORTHERN YEMENI ARABS OF YEMEN

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PEID: 12284

ROP: 108627

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Arab, Yemeni

Language: Sanaani Arabic - (ayn)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Yemen

Also found in: Saudi Arabia

Population: 10,230,000

Global Population: 10,589,000


PEID: 12284

ROP: 108627

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Northern Yemeni Arabs of Yemen, numbering 10,230,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Arab, Yemeni people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 10,589,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Sanaani Arabic. The primary religion practiced by the Northern 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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