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Yemeni, Northern in Yemen

Yemeni, Northern

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
11,560,000 Arabic, Sanaani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available Not available   

Yemeni, Northern in Yemen

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

Ministry Obstacles
Yemen is not easily accessible to outsiders, and not open to Christian testimony.

Outreach Ideas
Christian television and radio provide effective means of access that transcends country boundaries.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few believers among the Sanaani Arabs, that they would be united around the truth of Scripture, growing in holiness and love.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the northern tribes of Yemen, that they will increasingly hunger for the righteousness and forgiveness found only in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Scripture Focus
"Through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations." Romans 1:5

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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-12-15
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-12-22
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Country: Yemen
Continent: Asia
Region: Middle East and North Africa
Persecution Rank:9 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
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)
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People Name in Country: Yemeni, Northern
People Name General: Arab, Northern Yemeni
Alternate People Names:
Northern Yemeni ArabSanaani
ROP3 Code: 108627
Joshua Project People ID: 14715
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 11,560,000
Population all Countries: 11,821,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Yemeni
People Name General: Arab, Northern Yemeni
Ethnic Code: CMT30
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Arabic, Sanaani Spoken (11,560,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ayn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsArabic Bibles Online
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Yemeni, Northern in Yemen

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People Cluster
    Arab, Yemeni     Middle East and North Africa    
      Arab, Northern Yemeni Yemen    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Yemeni, Northern in Yemen          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Arabic, Sanaani Spoken  
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