World Christian Encyclopedia Online

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Authors: Todd M. Johnson and Gina A. Zurlo

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This in the online version of the 3rd edition of the World Christian Encyclopedia, which documents the changing status of World Christianity over the past 120 years from historical and social scientific perspectives. It records the continued shift of Christianity to the Global South and contains estimates for religious and nonreligious affiliation in every country of the world, including detail on Christianity to the denominational level. This reference work features comprehensive descriptions of all Christian traditions, including current information on the uniqueness of Christian experiences around the world.

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Al Jumhūriyyah Al Yamaniyyah (The Republic of Yemen) Demographics (United Nations) Population 30,245,000 Area 470,000 sq. km (180,000 sq. mi) Population density 64/sq. km (170/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 2.36% (per 1,000: births 28, deaths 6) Under 15 years 39% Urban dwellers 38% (3.71% p.a.) Largest cities Sana'a 2,973,000; Aden 980,000; Taiz 845,000; Hodeda 669,000; Ibb 649,000; Mukalla 506,000; Dhamar 351,000 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 93% Arabic, 4% Somali, 1% Swahili, 1% Hindi, plus 10 others Peoples 46% Northern Yemeni Arab; 42% Southern…