Definition of Yemenite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjɛmənʌɪt/


1A native or inhabitant of Yemen, or a person of Yemeni descent.
1.1A Jew who was, or whose ancestors were, formerly resident in Yemen.
Example sentences
  • The Jewish Agency claims that the Satmar are indoctrinating the Yemenites into the Satmar's obscure brand of Judaism, while the Satmar claim to have only the purest of humanitarian motives.
  • According to the plan, a larger number of Yemenites living in Monsey were to be smuggled to Israel, but Satmar Hasidim in the township discovered the preparations and prevented their departure.


Relating to Yemeni Arabs or Jews.
Example sentences
  • In the Jerusalem attack, the bomber entered the Yemenite falafel cafe on a busy street in the city centre.
  • I got to know the talented and beautiful Israeli-born Yemenite singer during her visits to Tokyo.
  • They are my Yemenite and Moroccan and Portuguese and American mothers.


From Arabic yamanī 'Yemeni' + -ite1.

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