What does yemen mean?

Definitions for yemenˈyɛm ən, ˈyeɪ mən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Yemen, Republic of Yemen(noun)

    a republic on the southwestern shores of the Arabian Peninsula on the Indian Ocean; formed in 1990


  1. Yemen(ProperNoun)

    Country in the Middle East. Official name: Republic of Yemen.


  1. Yemen

    Yemen officially known as the Republic of Yemen, is an Arab country located in Western Asia, occupying the southwestern to southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea to the south, and Oman to the east. Yemen is one of the oldest centers of civilization in the Near East. Its capital and largest city is Sana'a. Yemen's territory includes more than 200 islands, the largest of which is Socotra, about 354 km to the south of mainland Yemen. It is the only state in the Arabian Peninsula to have a purely republican form of government. Yemen was the first country in the Arabian peninsula to grant women the right to vote. Yemeni unification took place on 22 May 1990, when North Yemen was united with South Yemen, forming the Republic of Yemen. The majority of Yemen's population is divided into tribal groups, especially in the northern areas of the country where 85% of local residents belong to various tribes There are also small groups of peoples of Turkish/Ottoman origin in urban areas. Roughly 55% of the population are Sunni Muslims following the Shafi'i school while 45% adhere to the Zaydi Shia branch of Islam with small minorities of Ismali Muslims. Since the 1990s, the Houthis has attempted to establish Zaydi Shia principles in the country.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Yemen

    a province in the SW. of Arabia, bounded on the N. by Hedjaz, bordering on the Red Sea, and forming the Arabia Felix of the ancients; about 400 m. in length and 150 m. in breadth; it is a highly fertile region, and yields tropical and sub-tropical fruits, in particular coffee, dates, gums, spices, and wheat.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yemen in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yemen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe:

    Ours is a country built more on people than on territory. The Jews will come from everywhere from France, from Russia, from America, from Yemen. ... Their faith is their passport.

  2. John Kirby:

    We recognize we need to get a much better understanding of where things are going politically in Yemen before we can make any new decisions or move forward in any significant way on counter-terrorism in Yemen.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    Yemen has never been a perfect democracy or an island of stability, what I've said is, is that our efforts to go after terrorist networks inside of Yemen without an occupying U.S. army, but rather by partnering and intelligence-sharing with that local government, is the approach that we're going to need to take.

  4. Fawaz Gerges:

    The critical shift was the coalition in Yemen, you're talking about a major 24/7 war. The Saudis and the Emiratis -- the two countries with the most capacity in terms of air power -- are flying fighter jets over the skies of Yemen, so that's why you really have to prioritize the fight in Yemen over the fight against ISIS.

  5. Jen Psaki:

    At this time, it is critical that all sides avoid violence, the future of Yemen should be determined by the Yemeni people in accordance with Yemen's constitution ... All Yemenis have both a right and responsibility to peacefully participate in this process. The United States remains firmly committed to supporting all Yemenis in this endeavor.

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