• PEOPLE NAME: SOCOTRAN OF YEMEN

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PEID: 12291

ROP: 109372

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Arab, Arabian

Language: Soqotri - (sqt)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Yemen

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Population: 75,000

Global Population: 75,000


PEID: 12291

ROP: 109372

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Socotran of Yemen, numbering 75,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Arab, Arabian people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Yemen. Their primary language is Soqotri. The primary religion practiced by the Socotran is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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