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Yemen. By: Mr. Warner. History. People have lived on the land for thousands of years. Islam became the official religion in 628 A.D. Post WWI, Yemen became an independent country. A father stands with his family in Northern Yemen. Men in Yemen may have several wives. People.

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Yemen

Yemen

By: Mr. Warner


History

History

  • People have lived on the land for thousands of years.

  • Islam became the official religion in 628 A.D.

  • Post WWI, Yemen became an independent country.


People

A father stands with his family in Northern Yemen. Men in Yemen may have several wives.

People

This man is wearing a jambia. The jambia is a symbol of manhood that is worn under the belt. These are worn to traditional dances and weddings.

  • 23.8 million people.

  • 68% of the people live in rural areas.

  • The majority of the citizens are Arab.

    • Some small groups of African, Indian, or Pakistani descent.

  • Tribal Country

    • All native Yemenis belong to a tribe.

    • Tribes are based on regions.


Government

This is a political party emblem (General People’s Congress). Many citizens cannot read, so symbols are very useful.

Government

  • Multiparty democracy with an elected president.

  • Current president: Ali Abdallah Saleh

  • Legislative power

    • 301-seat House of Representatives

    • Shura Council (appointed by the president).

  • Sheiks (tribal leaders)

    • Have power to resolve disputes between villagers and keep peace.

    • As a result, law is undermined by tribal loyalties, a heavily armed populace, and distrust of the government.


Economy

Economy

  • One of the poorest Arab nations.

  • Economic struggles have in turn caused poor health care and educational services.

  • Tourism is significantly reduced due to kidnappings.

  • Oil & natural gas are the most valuable natural resources.

  • Currency is called the “Yemeni rial”

    • 1 U.S. Dollar = 227 Yemeni Rial


Education

Here is a school teacher and his students. Kids of different ages are in the same class and there are more boys than girls in school.

Education

  • The Qur’an was the only thing taught before WWII.

  • Modern School System:

    • Primary school (6 years)

    • Intermediate school (3 years)

    • Secondary school (3 years)

  • Students who do not finish school usually become:

    • Laborers

    • Farmers

    • Factory workers

    • Shopkeepers

  • Literacy Rate:77% (Male), 41% (Female)


Country development data

Country & Development Data

  • 203,849 square miles of land

  • Real GDP per capita: $2,335

  • Life Expectancy:

    • 61 (males)

    • 64 (females)


References

References

  • (Yemen Map) #729202. Clipart School Edition. Web. 26 May 2010.

  • (Yemen Outside) #34830383. Clipart School Edition. Web. 26 May 2010.

  • (Islam Symbol) #20794856. Clipart School Edition. Web. 26 May 2010.

  • (Oil Can) #1658994. Clipart School Edition. Web. 26 May 2010.

  • "Yemen." CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest, 2010. Web. 26 May 2010.


References1

References

  • Man Wearing Jambia. 2004. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2010. Web. 26 May 2010.

  • Family. 2004. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2010. Web. 26 May 2010.

  • Political Party Emblem. 2004. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2010. Web. 26 May 2010.

  • Schoolteacher and His Pupils. 2004. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2010. Web. 26 May 2010.

  • "Flag of Yemen." Image. CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest, 2010. Web. 26 May 2010.


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