Country: Oman

Number of People Groups

35

People Groups Unreached

27

Total Population

3,032,000

Unreached Population

2,817,000

% Christian Adherent

2.8%

% Evangelical

0.7 %

Largest Religion

Islam (89.4%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Americans, U.S. 2,900 English Christianity 79.0 % 28.0 %
 Arab 29,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Arab, Bahraini 400 Arabic, Baharna Spoken Islam 1.0 % 0.2 %
 Arab, Dhofari 95,000 Arabic, Dhofari Spoken Islam 1.0 % 0.4 %
 Arab, Egyptian 31,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.0 % 3.9 %
 Arab, Gulf 490,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.8 % 0.3 %
 Arab, Jordanian 7,700 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 3.0 % 0.3 %
 Arab, Najdi Bedouin 29,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Omani 1,034,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 2.0 % 1.2 %
 Arab, Sudanese 7,200 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 5.0 % 1.0 %
 Arab, Yemeni 15,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Baloch, Southern 462,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bathari 200 Bathari Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bengal 112,000 Bengali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 British 9,100 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 16,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.0 % 12.0 %
 Gujarati 35,000 Gujarati Hinduism 1.0 % 0.5 %
Harasi, Arabized 1,700 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Hindi 70,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.6 % 0.0 %
 Hobyot 100 Hobyot Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Korean 3,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.0 % 17.0 %
 Kumzari 2,500 Kumzari Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Luwathiya, Persians 6,800 Luwati Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mahra 69,000 Mehri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Malayali 49,000 Malayalam Hinduism 35.0 % 1.0 %
 Persian 81,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Punjabi 64,000 Panjabi, Eastern Islam 1.3 % 0.1 %
Shahari, Geblet 37,000 Shehri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Shihuh, Al-Shihuh 30,000 Arabic, Shihhi Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sinhalese 11,000 Sinhala Buddhism 7.0 % 1.2 %
 Swahili, Zanzibari, Unguja 73,000 Swahili Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tamil 73,000 Tamil Hinduism 12.0 % 2.0 %
 Turk 900 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Urdu 65,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  35 3,013,000 27     2.8 % 0.7 %  
RELIGIONS
Buddhism
0.3%
Christianity
  Evangelical
2.8%
0.7%
Ethnic Religions
0.0%
Hinduism
6.1%
Islam
89.4%
Non-Religious
0.2%
Other / Small Religions
1.3%
Unknown
0.0%
CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS
Anglican
5.7%
Independent
11.6%
Protestant
14.8%
Roman Catholic
51.6%
Orthodox
12.0%
Other Christian
4.5%

Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.


Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Oman. Internet searches are probably the best way to find such an organization. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Oman
  • Christian ministry in Oman
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches


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