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United Arab Emirates – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Arab, Egyptian403,0003.90 %12.00 %4 IslamArabic, Egyptian SpokenP
Arab, Egyptian
  
Arab, Gulf2,122,000Y0.30 %0.40 %Y1 IslamArabic, Gulf SpokenP
Arab, Gulf
M
Arab, Gulf of United Arab Emirates
T
Arab, Iraqi55,0000.20 %0.80 %Y1 IslamArabic, Mesopotamian SpokenP
Arab, Iraqi
M
Arab, Iraqi of United Arab Emirates
T
Arab, Jordanian95,0000.30 %2.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Jordanian
M
Arab, Jordanian of United Arab Emirates
T
Arab, Lebanese49,0000.50 %5.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
 T
Arab, Omani328,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Omani SpokenP
Arab, Omani
M
Arab, Omani of United Arab Emirates
T
Arab, Palestinian92,0000.50 %4.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, South Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Palestinian
M
Arab, Palestinian of United Arab Emirates
T
Arab, Saudi - Hijazi140,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Hijazi SpokenP
Arab, Saudi - Hijazi
M
Arab, Saudi - Hijazi of United Arab Emirates
T
Arab, Sudanese26,0000.10 %1.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Sudanese SpokenP
Arab, Sudanese
M
Arab, Sudanese of United Arab Emirates
T
Arab, Syrian38,0000.10 %5.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Syrian
M
Arab, Syrian of United Arab Emirates
T
Arab, Yemeni16,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Taizzi-Adeni SpokenP
Arab, Yemeni
M
Arab, Yemeni of United Arab Emirates
T
Armenian9,4008.70 %94.00 %4 ChristianityArmenianP
Armenian
 T
Baloch, Southern484,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamBalochi, SouthernP
Baloch, Southern
M
Baloch, Southern of United Arab Emirates
T
Bedouin, Gulf772,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Gulf SpokenP
Bedouin, Gulf
M
Bedouin, Gulf of United Arab Emirates
T
Chinese, general31,0001.00 %3.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, MandarinP
Chinese, general
  
DeafY1.30 %8.00 %2 IslamLanguage unknown   
Filipino, Tagalog83,00012.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityTagalogP
Filipino, Tagalog
  
Hazara95,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamHazaragiP
Hazara
 T
Japanese19,0000.50 %1.50 %Y1 BuddhismJapaneseP
Japanese
 T
Malay28,0002.00 %4.00 %Y1 IslamMalayP
Malay
M
Malay of United Arab Emirates
T
Malayali310,0002.00 %15.00 %2 HinduismMalayalamP
Malayali
M
Malayali of United Arab Emirates
 
Nepali, general161,0000.20 %0.40 %Y1 HinduismNepaliP
Nepali, general
 T
Pashtun Northern619,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPashto, NorthernP
Pashtun Northern
 T
Pashtun, Central21,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPashto, CentralP
Pashtun, Central
M
Pashtun, Central of United Arab Emirates
 
Pashtun, Southern82,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPashto, SouthernP
Pashtun, Southern
M
Pashtun, Southern of United Arab Emirates
T
Persian358,0000.40 %0.50 %Y1 IslamPersian, IranianP
Persian
 T
Romani, Domari66,000Y0.20 %0.50 %Y1 IslamArabic, Gulf SpokenP
Romani, Domari
M
Romani, Domari of United Arab Emirates
T
Shihuh22,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Shihhi SpokenP
Shihuh
 T
Socotran15,0000.20 %0.40 %Y1 IslamSoqotriP
Socotran
  
Somali, Issa135,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamSomaliP
Somali, Issa
 T
South Asian, Bengali-Speakin72,0000.30 %1.00 %Y1 IslamBengaliP
South Asian, Bengali-Speaking
 T
South Asian, general2,587,0000.50 %4.00 %Y1 HinduismHindiP
South Asian, general
 T
Thai, Central3,1000.50 %1.00 %Y1 BuddhismThaiP
Thai, Central
 T
Turk9,7000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
 T
Total People Groups:   34 9,346,000 5     29     33 16 27
Unclassified / Other Individuals 52,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 9,398,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
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United Arab Emirates – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 29 85.3 % 8,541,000 91.4 %
  2 - Minimally reached 2 5.9 % 310,000 3.3 %
  3 - Superficially reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 2 5.9 % 412,000 4.4 %
  5 - Significantly reached 1 2.9 % 83,000 0.9 %
Totals 34   9,346,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
United Arab Emirates – Languages
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
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Status
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Film
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Recordings
Online
Gospel
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Arabic, Egyptian Spokenarz10NT
Arabic, Gulf Spokenafb33None
Arabic, Hijazi Spokenacw11None
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spokenacm11None
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc33Portions
Arabic, Omani Spokenacx11None
Arabic, Shihhi Spokenssh11Need?
Arabic, South Levantine Spokenajp11Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spokenapd11NT
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spokenacq11None
Armenianhye10Complete
Balochi, Southernbcc11NT
Bengaliben11Complete
Chinese, Mandarincmn11Complete
Hazaragihaz11Portions
Hindihin11Complete
Japanesejpn11Complete
Language unknownxxx10None
Malayzlm11Complete
Malayalammal10Complete
Nepalinpi11Complete
Pashto, Centralpst11None
Pashto, Northernpbu11Complete
Pashto, Southernpbt11Portions
Persian, Iranianpes11Complete
Somalisom11Complete
Soqotrisqt11Portions
Tagalogtgl10Complete
Thaitha11Complete
Turkishtur11Complete
Totals: 30 34 29   22 15 22 26 12
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United Arab Emirates – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 0.6 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
United Arab Emirates – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in United Arab Emirates. Ministries in the United Arab Emirates section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Middle East and North Africa section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in United Arab Emirates   Ministries in Middle East and North Africa
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United Arab Emirates – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 9,346,000
Percent Urbanization 85 %
Total People Groups 34
Unreached People Groups 29
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National LanguageArabic, Gulf Spoken
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 3.3%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 0.6%  [2]
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 44 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.840 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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