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Arab, Egyptian in Yemen

Arab, Egyptian

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 2.00 % 1.00 %   

Arab, Egyptian in Yemen

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Introduction / History
Ancient Egypt was one of the world's great civilizations. Dynasties of pharaohs ruled Egypt from 3200 B.C. to 341 B.C. Egypt fell to the Persian Arab Muslim conquest in 640 A.D. Arabs, who introduced Islam and the Arabic language to Egypt in the seventh century, ruled for the next six centuries. Ottoman Turks conquered the country in 1517.

In terms of population Egypt is the most rapidly growing country in the Arab world. With limited arable land, resources are overtaxed, and society stressed. For these reasons and others, some Egyptian Arabs have migrated to other countries like Yemen. However, Yemen's economy is in even worse shape that Egypt's, so there are not many Egyptians who can find a job in that country.

Where are they located?
Egyptians probably live in Yemen's few urban centers.

What are their lives like?
For hundreds of years, the Egyptian life and culture have undergone very little change, even among those who move to other parts of the world. Egyptian Arabs are known for their music, which is popular in many Arab countries, including Yemen. Egyptian Arabic is the most widely understood form of the language, because much of the Arab World's newscasts come from Egypt. Cairo is the center of Islamic publications and learning.

As Yemen degenerated into civil war, Egyptian military forces entered the country to protect the Sunni Muslim dominated leaders from a possible Shi'ite takeover. There have been several times when Egyptian forces have entered Yemen. Yemenis no doubt feel dominated by the more powerful Egyptians.

What are their beliefs?
The majority of Egyptian Arabs are Sunni Muslim, including the ones who live in Yemen. Their trust is in the prophesies of Mohammed and the later teachings of Muslim experts called the Hadith. Since Yemen has even fewer Christian believers than Egypt, it is even harder for Egyptians in Yemen to find the Lord in this country.

Prayer Points
* Pray for an increase in finances and the ability to provide Bibles for the Egyptian Arabs.
* Pray that there will soon be a Christ-centered church planting movement among Egyptian and Yemeni Arabs in Yemen.
* Pray that Egyptian Christians would become a mighty missionary movement to Yemen.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-12-20
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Country: Yemen
Continent: Asia
Region: Africa, North and Middle East
Persecution Rank:8 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Arab, Egyptian
People Name General: Arab, Egyptian
Alternate People Names:
Egyptian Arab
ROP3 Code: 102879
Joshua Project People ID: 11722
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 68,881,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Egyptian
People Name General: Arab, Egyptian
Ethnic Code: CMT30
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Arabic, Egyptian Spoken (15,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): arz    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity2.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam97.00 % 
Non-Religious1.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant6.00 %
Orthodox91.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic3.00 %
(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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1905-2007
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsArabic Bibles Online
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Arabic, Egyptian Spo ...
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 4 - Sowing of the Word
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Arab, Egyptian in Yemen

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Egyptian     Africa, North and Middle East    
      Arab, Egyptian Yemen    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Arab, Egyptian in Yemen          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Arabic, Egyptian Spoken  
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