Hadrami Arabs in Yemen

Unreached of the Day  12/27/2021

Hadrami Arabs in Yemen

pronounced: hah-drah-MEE

The family of Osama bin Laden traces its origins to a Hadrami named Awad bin Laden from the village of Al Rubat. The Hadrami tribe has lived historically in the Hadhramaut region of Yemen, a region that includes some 1,300 tribes. Few Hadramis today practice the nomadic lifestyle of their ancient ancestors. They have a long seafaring and trading tradition, which has seen them migrate in large numbers all around the Indian Ocean basin. There are Hadharem communities in the trading ports of the Arab States of the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. The money changers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia have usually been of Hadhrami origin.

Ministry Obstacles

Yemen is in a state of turmoil and the dangers are many. Any kind of overt Christian witness is dangerous.

Outreach Ideas

Hadrami Arabs are widely scattered in many countries, including some where the Gospel is freely available. Pray the Lord will arrange for encounters between Christian believers and Hadrami Arabs.

Scripture Focus

"And he said with a loud voice, Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water."  Revelation 14:7

Scripture Prayer

Pray for today’s people group to learn to fear God and give Him all the glory.

Prayer Focus

It is doubtful if there are any followers of Jesus today among the Hadrami of Yemen. Please pray for any believers in nearby tribes. Please pray for peace in the country of Yemen. Pray for a stable and effective government that will rule with justice.



People Name Hadrami Arabs
Pronunciationhah-drah-MEE
Country Yemen
10/40 Window Yes
Population 1,947,000
World Population 2,011,000
Language Arabic, Hadrami Spoken
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings No
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image