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Yemen

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Republic of Yemen Communication Physical Environment Located at the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula
Can be divided into four regions: the coast or Tihama, the mountains, the Eastern Plateau and deserts, the islands
Most arable area on the Arabian Peninsula
Mostly dessert
Hot and humid along west coast Political and Legal Systems The Green Land of Arabia Knowledge and Beliefs What scientific knowledge
and technical skills exist? Sprinklers Pipelines What are the values of the Culture? God and Spirituality Group Harmony Formality What forms of religion are there? Muslim (98%)
[53% Sunni, 45% Shiite] Christian and Hindu (2%) Art What forms of art exist? Architecture Tombs Mosque Madrassa Embroidery Woven Art Clothes The Yemeni people prefer the traditional ways. Hence, the art of Yemen haven't developed much. What is the purpose and importance of art? The vast majority of the people of Yemen are farmers. Consequently, most of the technologies that exist in Yemen are underdeveloped. Material Goods Economy Earnings form the production of oil significantly contribute to Yemen's economy Family Life Large family numbers because they consist of many relatives living under the same roof.
The father is the head of the household and the food provider.
Each family member has specific responsibilities and roles.
Elders are respected and valued. Marriage and Courtship Most marriages are arranged by the parents
The parents of the groom decide on the bride
They visit the bride's family and speak to her father
When both families agree a date is decided for the betrothal
Weddings are celebrated over many days Child Rearing And Education The mother raises the children
Education takes place in public schools in towns and cities or Muslim religious schools in rural villages Decoration Recreation and Leisure How is leisure time spent? Most people love to have afternoon qat (pronounced ‘khat’) party. Qat is a legal drug that can be found anywhere in Yemen. It is their tradition to chew qat after celebrations or to spend leisure time. Social Status Ceremonies Traditional beliefs Pointy woven hats will protect the kids from evil spirits
Vests (made of woven pieces of goat hair) have healing powers. They are mostly worn on farmers. Keeping the tradition Republic
Have a mixed legal system of Islamic law, English common law, and customary law
It is the responsibility of the Parliament to approve policies and enact laws Leader President: Abd Rabuh Mansur Hadi (since February 25, 2012) Food Chicken and lamb are more common than beef
Vegetable oils is mostly used for cooking
The most famous food is “shakshouka" Weapons Second highest country in the world for weapon possession. Almost every civilian own a weapon or two Shelter Most of the buildings are built with a traditional way – usage of mud or stones
They are usually tall
But cement buildings can also be found in the capital city of Yemen – “Sana’a” Transportation Two international airports
Shared Taxi
Donkeys
Ships Industry Export engineering goods, cotton, iron& steel, leather and footwear Clothes Women Baltu or sharshaf – long and formless dresses that covers from head to toe except for eyes Men Either pants or jeans. Wearing shorts or jeans with holes is considered as disrespect Trade Partners Japan
U.S
South Africa
UAE What games and sports exist? Yemeni people like boxing, cricket and soccer. They sometimes form leagues with other countries around them to compete. “Flicking one’s nose” means someone/something is beautiful
Clicking your tongue means “I agree”
Twisting your ear means “a challenge”
Using symbols are gestures to show their emotions. For example, serving coffee to guests would show the sign of welcome and respect. What gestures or other forms of non-verbal communication are used? Same Sex How much contact is considered acceptable? stand close to each other and do hand shake and make eye contact
Keeping distance shows disrespect and coldness Different Sex keeping distance is a normal behaviour
Physical contact between opposite sex is a taboo
If a male reaches out his hand to shake hands with a female, it is a sign of disrespect The official language of Yemen is Arabic. The Yemeni people rarely uses internet but they do communicate through telephones. How are language and writing used? China
Thailand
India
South Korea Art Technology To provide services and goods:
Pipelines
Vehicles (cars, trucks)
Trains
Merchant marine
Taxi
Donkeys Modern Yemeni artists started on revolutionizing the Yemeni art
Instead of following the tradition, they like to have their own taste in art To exchange services and goods:
Merchant marines
Airplanes Who Participates In The Economy? Tools Tourists
Working Population What Forms of Property is important? Land (for farming)
Oil reserves
Houses
Drinkable water sprinklers pipelines Environment And Culture Women with less decorations are usually workers
High class women wear bright coloured clothes The Yemeni men and women like to use gold and silver threads to create embroideries Present ^
Tradition -> Based on location, there are many tribal distinctions in the Yemeni society. Thus, cultural values slightly differ between tribes. However, these are the most common ones The traditional Yemeni clothes are renowned for their bright colours and spiritualness Each region has their own unique practical items depending on their villages’ geographic locations.
These objects are the most common ones in the various villages of Yemen. They create goods that are essential in their everyday lives. Traditional games do not require much equipment to play and can be played almost anywhere

Camel racing
Soccer
Dancing Approximately 60% of the population are farmers Structure and purpose of a family Singing
Chanting poetry Political Structure Geography and climate Yemeni people like to create items that are important in their lives such as woven carpets or baskets
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