People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Arab, Southern Yemeni of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 180

ROP3 Code: 109627
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Yemeni
Language: Ta'izzi-Adeni Arabic - (acq)
Religion: Islam - Shia
Country of Origin: Yemen

Majority Located Where

  Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI - 180

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Brief Profile

Arab, Southern Yemeni people began to move to the USA due to the impoverished conditions of Yemen, they simply came to America looking for a better life. Many came to work in the automotive industry and because of Michigan being home to a large percentage of other Yemeni people groups.

Before moving their entire family, men would come for a year or two to work. After saving money and finding a good place to live, they would bring the rest of the family.

They are devout followers of Islam. The women still wear the traditional Islamic clothing and keep other traditions and teaching from the Qu'ran. The men are very also committed to the teachings of Islam. Moreover, they retain their culture. They have very close ties to their family and rely very heavily upon one another. Children, even after being married, often stay behind to help and care for their parents.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that God would open the hearts of these hardworking people.
  • Pray that God would reveal truth in Jesus Christ with dreams and messengers of the gospel.
  • Pray that God would call out messengers of the gospel for this people group.

People Group Resources

CAP Voices
Great written, audio, in video resources in various Yemeni dialects.

Global Recordings Network - Southern Yemeni
Audio Bible stories and resources in Souther Yemeni Arabic.

Jesus Film in Southern Yemeni dialect
JESUS film video in Southern Yemen Arabic dialect

Jesus Film Project - Magdalena in Southern Yemeni
JESUS Film adaptation with honor/shame theme. Particularly helpful in sharing with women. In Southern Yemen Arabic dialect.

The Prophet's Story - Southern Yemeni
The Prophets' Story Creation to Christ video in Southern Yemeni Arabic dialect.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Any-3"
Any–3 provides biblical principles and practical steps that have equipped hundreds of Christians to witness confidently and effectively. Over the past decade, thousands of Muslims have been engaged with the gospel.

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

Loving Muslims Small Group Study
This Loving Muslims booklet is a two-week group study that takes a deeper look at Christ’s command to "love our neighbor."

World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

Overview of Islam
Overview of Islam and its sub-groupings. Developed by the North American Mission Board, SBC. Includes generalized witnessing tips.

Other Resources

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesLivoniaDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI180