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Arab, Hadrami in Yemen

Arab, Hadrami

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,152,000 Arabic, Hadrami Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Arab, Hadrami in Yemen

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Introduction / History
Though most of the Muslim peoples of the Arabian peninsula speak Arabic and have similar ancestry and dress, they are not all one people. Among the two million inhabitants of Hadhramaut, there are 1,300 distinct Arab tribes! Even unity among the 151,000 Hadrami people is not very strong. Antagonism between townsfolk and wandering tribesmen has been so bitter that the towns are surrounded by stone walls to protect them from attack by their tribal countrymen.

Many Hadramis still practice the nomadic lifestyle of their ancient ancestors. But today approximately half of the Hadramis live in the towns and villages scattered through the deep valleys of their region. Even among these settled peoples, there are sharp distinctions, the highest social prestige belonging to the wealthy, educated Sadahs, who claim to be direct descendants of Muhammed. Hadramis rarely marry outside their own social level, and often live in segregated groups in separate parts of town. There is no national church for any of the people groups in South Yemen.

Story from Global Prayer Digest: At last they are home! Flinging the mooring rope to the wharf, the Hadrami sailor sings with joy, anticipating a reunion with his family. He feels sorry for the other Hadramis on board whose families are scattered across the Arabic Peninsula in East Africa, or even far away in Southeast Asia. Their homeland, Hadramaut, in the desert of Democratic (South) Yemen, simply could not support the entire tribe any longer.

Prayer Points
Pray that Hadramis, wherever they live and whatever their ancestry, will respond to Christ's love.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation 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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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-12-16
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-12-25
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-12-16
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-12-27
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Country: Yemen
Continent: Asia
Region: Africa, North and Middle East
Persecution Rank:3 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Hadramawt and Shabwah governorates.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Arab, Hadrami
People Name General: Arab, Hadrami
Alternate People Names:
Tihama Arab
ROP3 Code: 103630
Joshua Project People ID: 12029
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,152,000
Population all Countries: 2,165,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Yemeni
People Name General: Arab, Hadrami
Ethnic Code: CMT30
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Arabic, Hadrami Spoken (2,152,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ayh    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 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: Yes
New Testament: None Reported
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 Bible Online
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
GeneralGospel resources links
Text / Printed MatterBible: Arabic, Hadrami Spoken
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
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Arab, Hadrami in Yemen

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      Arab, Hadrami Yemen    
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