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.


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Religions - Islam Belief Bulletin (pdf)
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