Yemen Find a Bible

Population: 30,399,243

Official Language: Arabic Standard

Language Count: 28

Primary Religion: Islam

National Bible Society:
Bible Society in the Gulf

Factbook Summary:


WatchList Rank: 7

WatchList Page: Yemen

Type: Clan Oppression

Language Summary: Arabic (official) note: a distinct Socotri language is widely used on Socotra Island and Archipelago; Mahri is still fairly widely spoken in eastern Yemen

Ethnic Summary: predominantly Arab; but also Afro-Arab, South Asian, European

Religious Summary: Muslim 99.1% (official; virtually all are citizens, an estimated 65% are Sunni and 35% are Shia), other 0.9% (includes Jewish, Bahai, Hindu, and Christian; many are refugees or temporary foreign residents) (2010 est.)

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