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Arab, Northern Yemeni in Canada

Arab, Northern Yemeni

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,700 Arabic, Sanaani Spoken Islam 0.40 % 0.00 % No No   

Arab, Northern Yemeni in Canada

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Introduction / History
Most information about Arabs in Canada is general; it seldom distinguishes those from Yemen from those from other Arabic speaking nations. Because Arabs have often been allowed into Canada as war refugees, there are many Yemeni Arabs who can come as refugees.

Where are they located?
Most Arabs in Canada live either in Ontario or Quebec. Within these two provinces, the Arabs live in the cities of Toronto or Montreal. North Yemeni Arabs do not tend to have their own separate settlements within these cities.

What are their lives like?
Arabs in Canada are twice as likely as Canadian natives to have a college degree. Yet there is a higher unemployment rate for people of Arab descent. Arabs in Canada tend to have lower incomes than the Canadian locals. On the positive side, Arabs in Canada tend to have a strong identity with their new nation.

What are their beliefs?
A good percentage of Arabs who flee the Arabic-speaking countries are Christians. But in Yemen, there are almost no Christians. Almost all Yemeni Arabs are Muslims, though they tend to blend their Islam with other beliefs.

What are their needs?
Unlike Yemen where embracing Christ carries a heavy penalty, there is religious freedom in Canada. Believers can share their love for the Savior with these Muslims who have been taught that the Qur'an and the Hadith hold life's spiritual answers. Believers can help Yemenis with language and job skills. In the process, they have the chance to tell them about the spiritual answers that come from Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Lord to raise up people who will faithfully share the ways of Jesus with North Yemenis in Canada in a discreet, loving manner.
* Pray for a move of the Holy Spirit that will give North Yemenis a willingness to embrace Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, depending on Him alone for salvation.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among North Yemenis in Canada that will spread to Yemen.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.


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Country: Canada
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
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People Name in Country: Arab, Northern Yemeni
People Name General: Arab, Northern Yemeni
Alternate People Names:
Northern Yemeni ArabSanaani
ROP3 Code: 108627
Joshua Project People ID: 14715
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,700
Population all Countries: 13,266,000
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 (1,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ayn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Christianity0.40 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic ReligionsUnknown 
Islam99.60 % 
Other / SmallUnknown 
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
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)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
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Arab, Northern Yemeni in Canada

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    Arab, Yemeni     America, North and Caribbean    
      Arab, Northern Yemeni Canada    
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      Islam     Arabic, Sanaani Spoken  
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